Greek Orthodox

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Icons, holy books and charcoal burners are valued by Louisa Michael of the Greek Orthodox faith

Students from Archbishop Blanch High School, Year 8, met Father Kasinos at the beautiful Greek Orthodox Church of St Nicholas on Princes Road. The church was built between 1865 and 1870 with money from wealthy Greek merchants.

The pupils learnt that there has been a Greek Orthodox community in Liverpool for about 200 years. Today St Nicholas serves a community of over 3000 people. Many came to Liverpool to work on ships and stayed to raise a family. Others came to make a new life here after the invasion of Cyprus in 1974.

Faith item: Icon of the Virgin Mary selected by Louisa Michael:

"…when I was 16 I had to evacuate to Northern Cyprus … all I took into hiding was this icon, it came everywhere with me…"

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