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Day of Prayer: Finding God in Isolation

Day of Prayer: Finding God in Isolation

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Join His Eminence Nikitas, Archbishop of Thyateira and Great Britain, at this special online event on the Abbey's Annual Day of Prayer.

Archbishop Nikitas was born and raised in Florida before taking his Masters degree at the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. He subsequently studied in both Greece, at the University of Thessaloniki, and Russia, at the St Petersburg Theological Academy, as well as lecturing at Loyola University, Chicago. After ordination he served parishes in the USA before being elected as the Metropolitan of Hong Kong and South East Asia in 1996. In 2007 he became the Bishop of the Dardanelles and Director of the Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute in Berkeley, California where he served until taking up his current role in July 2019. Archbishop Nikitas is noted for his involvement in education, community service, interfaith relations and social justice issues – spearheading the Ecumenical Patriarchate's Committee on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery.

On its 32nd annual Day of Prayer, the Abbey is pleased to host Archbishop Nikitas as he offers three reflections on Finding God in Isolation.

The event is held as part of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.


10:00am Welcome and Gathering Prayer
  First address: Silence in the Patristic Tradition
10:45am Private prayer and reflection
11:30am Gathering Prayer
  Second address: The Jesus Prayer
12:00pm Private prayer and reflection
12:30pm Lunch break
1:15pm Gathering Prayer
  Third address: Icons and Hymns for Private Prayer
2:00pm Private prayer and reflection
2:45pm Conclusion


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This event will be streamed via YouTube. To register, please visit the Eventbrite website. There is no charge for the event, but booking is recommended to receive updated information for participants.

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