I am the way

Third Sunday after Trinity – 28th June 2020

Welcome to our Sunday worship brought to our homes by Zoom.  Today we are ‘anticipating’ the Feast of St. Pater and Paul (29th).After the worship we can have a short chat together.   

This is the last Zoom service before the Summer. We hope that from the beginning of September we will live Zoom the service from St. Paul’s. The Wednesday Evening Prayer, and the Friday Bible Study will resume in September.

 

The preacher this morning is Fr. Leonard.

 

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

All:       and also with you.

 

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now am found
Was blind but now I see.

 

T’ was Grace that taught my heart to fear
And Grace, my fears relieved
How precious did that Grace appear
The hour I first believed

 

Through many dangers, toils and snares
We have already come
T’was Grace that brought us safe thus far
And Grace will lead us home

 

Deacon: Our Lord Jesus Christ said; the first commandment is this:  Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is the

only Lord. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all

your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ There

is no other commandment greater than these. On these two commandments hang all the law and

the prophets.

      All:         Amen. Lord have mercy.

 

There is a short period of silence, followed by Confession.

All: Most merciful God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we confess that we have sinned in thought, word and deed. We have not loved you with our whole heart. We have not loved our neighbours as ourselves. In your mercy forgive what we have been, help us to amend what we are, and direct what we shall be; that we may do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with you, our God. Amen.

 Priest:   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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Second Sunday after Trinity – 21st June 2020

Welcome to our Sunday worship brought to our homes by Zoom.  After the worship we can have a short chat together.  There will be a Zoom service until the last Sunday of June.  There is a new zoom log in address on the website for the Sundays of June 14th-28th.

 

Until the end of June there is a Zoom weekly Bible Study and a mid-week evening quiet reflection service. Both of these will resume at the start of September. 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 June. St. Paul’s is open again for its regular visiting  times.

From July 5th the principal worship will be back in St. Paul’s Church. We are exploring the possibility of providing Zoom participation in the Sunday service from September onwards. Watch this space!

 

The preacher this morning is Fr. Leonard.

 

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

All:       and also with you.

 

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

 

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!

 

Deacon: Our Lord Jesus Christ said; the first commandment is this:  Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is the

only Lord. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all

your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ There

is no other commandment greater than these. On these two commandments hang all the law and

the prophets.

      All:         Amen. Lord have mercy.

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First Sunday after Trinity – 14th June 2020

Welcome to our Sunday worship brought to our homes by Zoom.  After the worship we can have a short chat together.  There will be a Zoom service until the last Sunday of June. There is a new login address on the website for the Sundays of June 14th-28th. 

Until the end of June there is a Zoom weekly Bible Study and a mid-week evening quiet reflection service. Both of these will resume at the start of September. The login address for the quiet evening worship 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 June. St. Paul’s is open again for its regular visiting  times.

From July 5th the principal worship will be back in St. Paul’s Church. We are exploring the possibility of providing Zoom participation in the Sunday service from September onwards. Watch this space!

The preacher this morning is Fr. Leonard.

 

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

All:       and also with you.

 1 Awake, my soul, and with the sun
thy daily stage of duty run;
shake off dull sloth, and early rise
to pay thy morning sacrifice.

 

2 Lord, I my vows to Thee renew.
Disperse my sins as morning dew;
guard my first springs of thought and will,
and with Thyself my spirit fill.

 

3 Direct, control, suggest, this day,
all I design or do or say,
that all my pow’rs, with all their might,
in Thy sole glory may unite.

 

4 Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
praise Him all creatures here below;
praise Him above, ye heav’nly host;
praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

 

Deacon: Our Lord Jesus Christ said; the first commandment is this:  Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is the only Lord. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

All:          Amen. Lord have mercy.

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June Zoom Worship

Leonard Doolan is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: June Worship

Time: Jun 14, 2020 10:00 AM Athens

Every week on Sun, until Jun 28, 2020, 3 occurrence(s)

Jun 14, 2020 10:00 AM

Jun 21, 2020 10:00 AM

Jun 28, 2020 10:00 AM

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Trinity Sunday – 7th June 2020

Welcome to our 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.

 

Until the end of June there is a Zoom weekly Bible Study and a mid-week evening quiet reflection service. Both of these will resume at the start of September. 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 June. St. Paul’s is open again for its regular visiting  times. Throughout June there is a mid-day Sunday service in St. Paul’s Church. Please see the website about changes to Sunday worship times.

 

The preacher this morning is Fr. Leonard.

 

Priest:  Holy holy holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is, and is to come.

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

All:       and also with you.

 

1 Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee.
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity

 

2 Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore thee,
casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;
cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee,
who wert, and art, and evermore shalt be.

 

3 Holy, holy, holy! Though the darkness hide thee,
though the eye of sinful man thy glory may not see,
only thou art holy; there is none beside thee
perfect in pow’r, in love, and purity.

 

4 Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
All thy works shall praise thy name in earth and sky and sea.
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!

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Quiet Evening Worship – After Pentecost

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:

 

1    How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts!  ♦

My soul has a desire and longing to enter the courts of the Lord;

my heart and my flesh rejoice in the living God.

2    The sparrow has found her a house and the swallow a nest where she may lay her young:  ♦ at your altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God.

3    Blessed are they who dwell in your house:  ♦ they will always be praising you. [R]

4    Blessed are those whose strength is in you,  ♦ in whose heart are the highways to Zion,

5    Who going through the barren valley find there a spring,  ♦and the early rains will clothe it with blessing.

6    They will go from strength to strength  ♦ and appear before God in Zion. [R]

7    O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer;  ♦ listen, O God of Jacob.

8    Behold our defender, O God,  ♦ and look upon the face of your anointed.

9    For one day in your courts  ♦ is better than a thousand. [R]

10  I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God  ♦than dwell in the tents of ungodliness.

11  For the Lord God is both sun and shield; he will give grace and glory;  ♦no good thing shall the Lord withhold from those who walk with integrity.

12  O Lord God of hosts,  ♦ blessed are those who put their trust in you.

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.

The appointed psalmody is said. Each psalm ends  with

All   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.

 

Canticle

A Song of the Blessed

 All   Rejoice and be glad for you are the light of the world, and great is your reward in heaven.

  1. Blessed are the poor in spirit,  ♦ for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
  2. Blessed are those who mourn,  ♦ for they shall be comforted.
  3. Blessed are the meek,  ♦ for they shall inherit the earth.
  4. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness,  ♦ for they shall be satisfied
  5. Blessed are the merciful,  ♦ for they shall obtain mercy.
  6. Blessed are the pure in heart,  ♦ for they shall see God.
  7. Blessed are the peacemakers,  ♦ for they shall be called children of God.
  8. Blessed are those who suffer persecution for righteousness’ sake,  ♦for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5.3-10)

All   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.

All   Rejoice and be glad for you are the light of the world, and great is your reward in heaven.

Scripture Reading

Responsory

Lord, you will guide me with your counsel and afterwards receive me with glory.

All   Lord, you will guide me with your counsel and afterwards receive me with glory.

For I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand.

All   And afterwards receive me with glory.

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.

All   Lord, you will guide me with your counsel and afterwards receive me with glory.

 

 The Magnificat (The Song of Mary) is normally said, or the Nunc dimittis (The Song of Simeon) (here) may be said.

 

All   Remember your promise of mercy, to Abraham and his children for ever.

1    My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour;  ♦ he has looked with favour on his lowly servant.

2    From this day all generations will call me blessed;  ♦ the Almighty has done great things for me and holy is his name.

3    He has mercy on those who fear him,  ♦ from generation to generation.

4    He has shown strength with his arm  ♦ and has scattered the proud in their conceit,

5    Casting down the mighty from their thrones  ♦ and lifting up the lowly.

6    He has filled the hungry with good things  ♦ and sent the rich away empty.

7    He has come to the aid of his servant Israel,  ♦ to remember his promise of mercy,

8    The promise made to our ancestors,  ♦ to Abraham and his children for ever.    (Luke 1.46-55)

All   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.

All   Remember your promise of mercy, to Abraham and his children for ever.

Intercessions are offered:  Lord, in your mercy:  hear our prayer.

Silence may be kept. A mediation or reading may be offered.

The Collect of the day (here) or the following is said

Eternal Lord, our beginning and our end: bring us with the whole creation to your glory, hidden through past ages and made known in Jesus Christ our Lord.  All   Amen.

Let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught us

All   Our Father, who art in heaven …

 

All   The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen.

Let us bless the Lord.

All   Thanks be to God.

 

 

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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