I am the way

Pentecost Sunday – 31st May 2020

The Anglican Church in Greece – St Paul’s Athens

 

Welcome to our Eastertide Sunday worship brought to our homes by Zoom.  After the worship we can have a short chat together. The hymns and other shared texts you might know by heart, or you can print out this service, or you may have a hymn book at home, or you may be happy to listen in silence. 

There is now a Zoom weekly Bible Study and a mid-week evening quiet reflection service. The login address for the quiet evening service is on the website. To join the bible study please contact Fr. Leonard first on his own email. The Sunday worship login address remains the same throughout May. St. Paul’s is open again for its regular times from May 5th. Please see the website about public services beginning again.

 The preacher this morning is Deacon Christine.

 Zoom Sunday worship will continue until end of June, opening at 10.00hrs. There will be a short, said, Eucharist at St. Paul’s at 12noon each Sunday until the end of June. We are not back to normal yet!

 

Priest:  Send forth your Spirit, O Lord, and renew the face of the earth.

Grace, mercy and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

All:       and also with you.

Priest: Alleluia! Christ is risen

      All:     He is risen indeed. Alleluia!

 

1 Come down, O Love divine,
seek thou this soul of mine,
and visit it with thine own ardor glowing;
O Comforter, draw near,
within my heart appear,
and kindle it, thy holy flame bestowing.

 

 2 O let it freely burn,
till earthly passions turn
to dust and ashes in its heat consuming;
and let thy glorious light
shine ever on my sight,
and clothe me round, the while my path illuming.

 

 3 And so the yearning strong,
with which the soul will long,
shall far outpass the power of human telling;
for none can guess its grace,
till Love create a place
wherein the Holy Spirit makes a dwelling.

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The Anglican Church in Greece 7th Sunday of Easter (May 24th 2020)

Welcome to our Eastertide Sunday worship brought to our homes by Zoom.  After the worship we can have a short chat together. The hymns and other shared texts you might know by heart, or you can print out this service, or you may have a hymn book at home, or you may be happy to listen in silence.

 There is now a Zoom weekly Bible Study and a mid-week evening quiet reflection service. The login address for the quiet evening service is on the website. To join the bible study please contact Fr. Leonard first on his own email. The Sunday Worship login address remains the same throughout May. St. Paul’s is open again for its regular times from May 5th. Please see the website about public services beginning again.

 The preacher this morning is the Revd. Canon Leonard Doolan. The preacher next week will be Deacon Christine.

 Zoom Sunday worship will continue until end of June, opening at 10.00hrs. From 17th May there will be a short, said, Eucharist at St. Paul’s at 12 noon. We are not back to normal yet!

 

Priest: Alleluia! Christ is risen

      All:     He is risen indeed. Alleluia!

 

1 Hail the day that sees him rise, Alleluia!
to his throne beyond the skies. Alleluia!
Christ, the Lamb for sinners given, Alleluia!
enters now the highest heaven. Alleluia!

 

2 There for him high triumph waits; Alleluia!
lift your heads, eternal gates. Alleluia!
He has conquered death and sin; Alleluia!
take the King of glory in. Alleluia!

 

3 Highest heaven its Lord receives; Alleluia!
yet he loves the earth he leaves. Alleluia!
Though returning to his throne, Alleluia!
still he calls us all his own. Alleluia!

 

4 Still for us he intercedes; Alleluia!
his atoning death he pleads, Alleluia!
near himself prepares our place, Alleluia!
he the firstfruits of our race. Alleluia!

 

5 There we shall with you remain, Alleluia!
partners of your endless reign, Alleluia!
see you with unclouded view, Alleluia!
find our heaven of heavens in you. Alleluia!

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The Anglican Church in Greece 6th Sunday of Easter (May 17th 2020)

Welcome to our Eastertide Sunday worship brought to our homes by Zoom.  After the worship we can have a short chat together. The hymns and other shared texts you might know by heart, or you can print out this service, or you may have a hymn book at home, or you

may be happy to listen in silence.

 There is now a Zoom weekly Bible Study and a mid-week evening quiet reflection service. The login address for the quiet evening service is on the website. To join the bible study please contact Fr. Leonard first on his own email. The Sunday worship login address remains the same throughout May. St. Paul’s is open again for its regular times from May 5th. Please see the website about public services beginning again.

 

The preacher this morning is the Revd. Dimitris Boukis, secretary of the Synod of the Greek Evangelical Church.

Zoom Sunday worship will continue until end of June, opening at 10.00hrs. From 17th May there will be a short, said, Eucharist at St. Paul’s at 12 noon. We are not back to normal yet!

 

Priest: Alleluia! Christ is risen

      All:     He is risen indeed. Alleluia!

 

Hymn:  What a Friend we have in Jesus,
All our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
Everything to God in prayer!
O what peace we often forfeit,
O what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry
Everything to God in prayer!

  Have we trials and temptations?
Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged,
Take it to the Lord in prayer.

Can we find a friend so faithful
Who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness,
Take it to the Lord in prayer.

 Are we weak and heavy-laden,
Cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Savior, still our refuge—
Take it to the Lord in prayer;
Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?
Take it to the Lord in prayer;
In His arms He’ll take and shield thee,
Thou wilt find a solace there.

 

The priest then welcomes the people of God and the deacon leads us into Confession.

Silence

Deacon: Lord Jesus, you raise us to new life.

Kyrie eleison

All:          Kyrie eleison

Deacon: Lord Jesus, you forgive us our sins.

Christe eleison

All:          Christe eleison

Deacon:  Lord Jesus, you feed us with the living bread.

Kyrie eleison

All:          Kyrie eleison

 

Absolution: May the God of love and power forgive you and free you from your sins, heal and strengthen you by his Spirit, and raise you to new life in Christ our Lord.   Amen.

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The Anglican Church in Athens 5th Sunday of Easter – 10th May 2020

Welcome to our Eastertide Sunday worship brought to our homes by Zoom.  After the worship we can have a short chat together. The hymns and other shared texts you might know by heart, or you can print out this service, or you may have a hymn book at home, or you may be happy to listen in silence.

 There is now a Zoom weekly Bible Study and a mid-week evening quiet reflection service. The login address for the quiet evening service is on the website. To join the bible study please contact Fr. Leonard first on his own email. The Sunday worship login address remains the same throughout May. St. Paul’s is open again for its regular times from May 5th. Please see the website about public services beginning again.

 

SERMON

 

Priest: Alleluia! Christ is risen

      All:     He is risen indeed. Alleluia!

 

1 Morning has broken
Like the first morning,
Blackbird has spoken
Like the first bird.
Praise for the singing!
Praise for the morning!
Praise for them, springing
Fresh from the Word!

 

2 Sweet the rain’s new fall
Sunlit from Heaven,
Like the first dewfall
On the first grass.
Praise for the sweetness
Of the wet garden,
Sprung in completeness
Where his feet pass.

 

 3 Mine is the sunlight,
Mine is the morning,
Born of the one light
Eden saw play.
Praise with elation,
Praise every morning,
God’s re-creation
Of the new day!
The priest then welcomes the people of God and the deacon leads us into Confession.

Silence

Deacon: Lord Jesus, you raise us to new life.

Kyrie eleison

All:          Kyrie eleison

Deacon: Lord Jesus, you forgive us our sins.

Christe eleison

All:          Christe eleison

Deacon:  Lord Jesus, you feed us with the living bread.

Kyrie eleison

All:          Kyrie eleison

 Absolution: May the God of love and power forgive you and free you from your sins, heal and strengthen you by his Spirit, and raise you to new life in Christ our Lord.   Amen.

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Pastoral Letter from Fr Leonard

The Anglican Church in Greece (Church of England) St. Paul’s Church

6th May 2020

Dear Friends at St. Paul’s,

You will be sad to hear of the death of Mr. John Day, a former Churchwarden of St. Paul’s. John died on Monday 4th May. He requested a cremation, but also a service of Thanksgiving at St. Paul’s. Information about the Thanksgiving will be sent out in due course. May he rest in peace.

Greece has been remarkably fortunate, ‘blessed’, by having very low numbers of COVID-19 infections and deaths. This has been due in large part to two factors; firstly quick and decisive action and advice from the Government, and secondly the responsible way in which citizens and residents of Greece reacted to the situation.

Gradually we are experiencing an easing of ‘lockdown’ restrictions, but with a constant mantra of behaving sensibly, continuing with hand hygiene, social distancing, and the wearing of masks on public transport and in shops. Fines are still in place!

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Wednesday Evening Zoom Worship

Evening Worship

A short service for the early evening.

O God, make speed to save us.

All   O Lord, make haste to help us.

 

Together we say:

 

  • I love you, O Lord my strength.  ♦ The Lord is my crag, my fortress and my deliverer.
  • In my distress I called upon the Lord  ♦ and cried out to my God for help.
  • He heard my voice in his temple  ♦ and my cry came to his ears.
  • He parted the heavens and came down  ♦ and thick darkness was under his feet.
  • He rode upon the cherubim and flew;  ♦ he came flying on the wings of the wind.
  • He made darkness his covering round about him,  ♦ dark waters and thick clouds his pavilion.
  • From the brightness of his presence, through the clouds  ♦ burst hailstones and coals of fire
  • The Lord also thundered out of heaven;  ♦ the Most High uttered his voice
  • For you will save a lowly people  ♦ and bring down the high looks of the proud.
  • You also shall light my candle;  ♦ the Lord my God shall make my darkness to be bright.
  • As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the Lord is tried in the fire;  ♦ he is a shield to all who trust in him. (Psalm 18.1,6,7,10-14,28,29,31)

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning is now

and shall be for ever. Amen.

 

This opening prayer may be said

 

That this evening may be holy, good and peaceful, let us pray with one heart and mind.

 Silence is kept.

 As our evening prayer rises before you, O God, so may your mercy come down upon us to cleanse our hearts and set us free to sing your praise now and for ever.  All   Amen.

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Quiet Evening Worship

Leonard Doolan is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Quiet Evening Worship

Time: May 6, 2020 06:00 PM Athens

        Every week on Wed, until Jun 24, 2020, 8 occurrence(s)

        May 6, 2020 06:00 PM

        May 13, 2020 06:00 PM

        May 20, 2020 06:00 PM

        May 27, 2020 06:00 PM

        Jun 3, 2020 06:00 PM

        Jun 10, 2020 06:00 PM

        Jun 17, 2020 06:00 PM

        Jun 24, 2020 06:00 PM

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.

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The Anglican Church in Greece 4th Sunday of Easter (May 3rd 2020)

Welcome to our Eastertide Sunday worship brought to our homes by Zoom.  After the worship we can have a short chat together. The hymns and other shared texts you might know by heart, or you can print out this service, or you may have a hymn book at home, or you may be happy to listen in silence.

 

From the week beginning 4th May there will be a weekly Bible Study and a mid-week evening quiet reflection service. The login address for these will appear on our website. The Sunday worship login address remains the same throughout May.

 

Priest: Alleluia! Christ is risen

      All:     He is risen indeed. Alleluia!

 

O praise ye the Lord! praise Him in the height;
Rejoice in His Word, ye angels of light;
Ye heavens, adore Him by Whom ye were made,
And worship before Him in brightness arrayed.

 

O praise ye the Lord! Praise Him upon earth,
In tuneful accord, ye sons of new birth;
Praise Him Who hath brought you His grace from above,
Praise Him Who hath taught you to sing of His love.

 

O praise ye the Lord! All things that give sound;
Each jubilant chord re-echo around;
Loud organs, His glory forth tell in deep tone,
And sweet harp, the story of what He hath done.

 

O praise ye the Lord! Thanksgiving and song
To Him be outpoured all ages along!
For love in creation, for Heaven restored,
For grace of salvation, O praise ye the Lord!

 

The priest then welcomes the people of God and the deacon leads us into Confession.

Silence

Deacon: Lord Jesus, you raise us to new life.

Kyrie eleison

All:          Kyrie eleison

Deacon: Lord Jesus, you forgive us our sins.

Christe eleison

All:          Christe eleison

Deacon:  Lord Jesus, you feed us with the living bread.

Kyrie eleison

All:          Kyrie eleison

 

Absolution: May the God of love and power forgive you and free you from your sins, heal and strengthen you by his Spirit, and raise you to new life in Christ our Lord.   Amen.

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Easter 3 Zoom Meeting

Leonard Doolan is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Eastertide Worship

Time: Apr 26, 2020 10:00 AM Athens

        Every week on Sun, until Jun 7, 2020, 7 occurrence(s)

        Apr 26, 2020 10:00 AM

        May 3, 2020 10:00 AM

        May 10, 2020 10:00 AM

        May 17, 2020 10:00 AM

        May 24, 2020 10:00 AM

        May 31, 2020 10:00 AM

        Jun 7, 2020 10:00 AM

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He is risen

Order of Service for Easter 2 Zoom Meeting 19 April 2020

Happy Easter! Welcome to our Easter 2 Sunday worship brought to our homes by Zoom.  When we begin our worship on your screen with your mouse/or on your pad find the microphone icon and click on it to ensure your voice is muted – many voices at one time don’t work. However if you are leading any part of the service remember to turn it back on again! After the worship we can have a short chat and coffee together. Today, of course, is Easter Sunday for the Orthodox. Καλό Πάσχα.

 

The hymns and other shared texts you might know by heart, or you can print out this service, or you may have a hymn book at home, or you may be happy to listen in silence.

 

Priest: Alleluia! Christ is risen

      All:     He is risen indeed. Alleluia!

 

1 This joyful Eastertide
away with sin and sadness!
our Lord, the crucified
has filled our hearts with gladness:
Had Christ, who once was slain,
not burst his three-day prison
our faith would be in vain
but now has Christ arisen,
arisen, arisen, arisen.

         2 My being shall rejoice
secure within God’s keeping,
until the trumpet voice
shall wake us from our sleeping:
Chorus

3 Death’s waters lost their chill
when Jesus crossed the river;
his love shall reach me still,
his mercy is for ever:
Chorus

 

The priest then welcomes the people of God and the deacon leads us into Confession.

Silence

Deacon: Lord Jesus, you raise us to new life.

Kyrie eleison

All:          Kyrie eleison

Deacon: Lord Jesus, you forgive us our sins.

Christe eleison

All:          Christe eleison

Deacon:  Lord Jesus, you feed us with the living bread.

Kyrie eleison

All:          Kyrie eleison

Absolution: May the God of love and power forgive you and free you from your sins, heal and strengthen you by his Spirit, and raise you to new life in Christ our Lord.   Amen.

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