courtesy of OMHKSEA, The Censer, February 1998
Metropolitan NIKITAS Visits China

His Eminence, Metropolitan NIKITAS of Hong Kong, recently visited the Province of Guangdong and the city of Guangzhou (CHINA), where he met with Christian leaders and civil authorities. Although there are no Orthodox Christians in the area, both religious and civil authorities were well acquainted with the presence of Orthodoxy in China.

During his visit to the area, Metropolitan NIKITAS also visited the theological Seminary and functioning area Churches. His Eminence held discussions with religious leaders, who asked for materials about Orthodoxy, as well as having requested the Metropolitan and his staff to provide some lectures.

According to local sources, the visit of Metropolitan NIKITAS marks the first time an Orthodox hierarch has been in the area.