On Friday 30 January marked the Annual Celebration for the Feast of the Three Holy Hierarchs, organised by the Greek Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain. Due to his commitments in Glastonbury, Abba Seraphim was unable to attend the event and so was represented by Deacon Daniel Malyon.
The evening consisted of hymns by the school of Byzantine Music, traditional Greek dances and a talk by Dr Petros Sarris, an internationally renowned lecturer in Byzantine History. Dr Sarris’ talk centred on the focus on fair distribution of wealth in the writings of the three hierarchs and lessons which their writings can teach us today. The talk was well received by all present, especially following the recent tremors in the political climate in Greece and other European nations.
Following the talk, there were Orthodox hymns sung by the School of Byzantine Music and a brief reception at which Deacon Daniel gave Archbishop Gregorios greetings from Abba Seraphim.