Thursday, July 30, 2015

St Paisios in Margate

The Greek Orthodox Church of the Archangel Michael[1], in Margate, East England, welcomed, on Tuesday 28th July, a new icon of St Paisios of the Holy Mountain. The holy icon was painted in the Monastery of Gregoriou on Mount Athos. It was brought to England by Archimandrite Philotheos Gregoriatis. Fr Philotheos comes to England every summer, where he ministers a number of Orthodox communities in the Midlands.

Upon the entrance of the sacred icon of St Paisios, the Pasaclesis of St Paisios was sung. Afterwards, Fr Philotheos gave a beautiful spiritual talk on his personal experiences from his interaction with the new Saint in Orthodoxy. Many Orthodox faithful were present at this event, coming from Margate, East England, London and Birmingham. The event was followed by a small reception behind the Church, where coffee, tea and cakes were given to everyone present. St Paisios is celebrated in the Orthodox Church on the 12th July.

[1] For more information on the Orthodox Church in Margate please visit:

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