About Thyateira Union

We are pleased to welcome you to the International Union of Friends of the Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain.

Thyateira Union is a philanthropic, cultural and social organization with a multifaceted activity, which aspires to function as a connecting link of all Hellenes and Philhellenes in the Diaspora with the Motherland.

Furthermore, Thyateira Union supports, in Greece and abroad, the humanitarian and social policy of the Sacred Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain.

Founded in 2019 launched its main mission to strengthen the ties of the Greek communities in the United Kingdom, with Greece, the Greek culture, the Christian tradition, the human ideals and all that unite the Greeks throughout the ages.

Moreover, being aware of the great challenges that the modern world is facing, Thyateira Union collaborates with Greek communities around the world for the implementation of a series of initiatives of cultural, educational and social character. The aim of these actions is to build networks of solidarity and cooperation that focus on people and their need to live harmoniously in a fairer world.

Thyateira Union declares its vision in the great challenges of our times and aspires with its mission to strengthen the culture of respect for society as a whole and for fellow human beings.

With the power of the many we build a society of solidarity and mutual respect!


The History Behind the Name

The Sacred Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain was founded in 1922 in the wake of the painful for Hellenism, Disaster in Asia Minor.

The city of Thyateira, after which the Archdiocese was named, was one of the seven Apostolic Churches, and up to its decadence and abandonment. It had been a prominent Metropolis of the Christian world.

In 1922, the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, following the initiative of the Ecumenical Patriarch Meletios Metaxakis, established the Metropolis of Central and Western Europe, with its See in London, naming it “Metropolis of Thyateira and Great Britain”.