The second annual Gathering of the Cyprus Archdeaconry, and the Archdeacon’s Visitation took place at the Cathedral in Nicosia on Saturday 13th October, with a congregation made up of all the Chaplaincies on the island.
Each of the Chaplaincies presented a gift, at the opening of the service, to represent their location and mission. These varied from the red earth of the South East Cyprus Chaplaincy, to the ikons of Paphos, and an example of an embroidered cross which until the recent death of the donor, was painstakingly made and given to every new member of the church in Larnaca.
The congregation heard the Archdeacon, the Ven Dr John Holdsworth, outline work done in the diocese and archdeaconry during the past year, in a framework of the church’s five marks of mission. Mrs Georgia Katsantonis, the Bishop’s PA was present for the first time and said, “this was an amazing experience of the unity of all the Chaplaincies. It was the first time I have been to a service like this, and I found it very moving.”
You can download the Archdeacon’s Visitation Charge here.