On 23 May Mrs Georgia Katsantonis, PA to successive bishops and a key liaison for the whole diocese, was installed as an ecumenical lay canon at St Paul’s Cathedral in Nicosia. A full congregation, in which members of her family joined colleagues, friends, and well-wishers from near and far, was present for the celebration. Bishop Michael officiated and Dean Jeremy led prayers.
She becomes the first ecumenical canon of either of the cathedrals in the diocese. In his sermon the bishop remarked on her remarkably long and devoted service and her accumulated shrewd wisdom and knowledge: an observant Orthodox laywoman who knows more about the ways and varieties of worldwide as well as local Anglicanism than most Anglicans.