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St Paul’s China Mugs on Sale

We are delighted to offer for sale two beautiful China Mugs depicting St Paul’s.

The two mugs, in Black and White, and in Pink, Black and White are priced at €10.00 each.

Postage and Packing throughout Greece and abroad costs €7.00.

Payment can be made in several ways:

Bank Transfer – THE ANGLICAN CHURCH IN GREECE, ST PAUL’S,  ATHENS
BANK: Bank of Piraeus
IBAN: GR82 0172 0500 0050 5008 6327 479
SWIFT CODE: PIRB GRAA

(Reference “Mugs”)

(including fee except for inter-Piraeus Bank)

PAYPAL: www.paypal.me/StPaulsathens

(Reference “Mugs”)

CASH ON COLLECTION.

CLICK & COLLECT:  Collection, by appointment from St Paul’s Church, Filellinon Street, Athens, during opening hours – 10.00 – 14.00 hrs Tuesday – Saturday.  Some local Athens delivery may be possible if you are unable to come to the Church;  subject to availability.

Please make sure you include your Name, Address and Contact number on any orders and please contact Nelly Paraskevopoulou   for any further information and to arrange collection and delivery.

For more information click here

Presentation

Zoom Service for Sunday 31st January 2021, Presentation of Christ at the Temple

Welcome to our worship brought to our homes by Zoom. February 2nd is the Feast of the Presentation of Christ at the Temple, so we are ‘anticipating’ this Feast in our worship today.  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.

 

The Sunday worship login remains the same until the first Sunday in February. Always double check for information  on our website.   

 

Fr. Leonard will lead the worship today, assisted by Deacon Chris. The preacher is Deacon Chris.

 

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

All:           and also with you.

Priest:     Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favours.

All:           Glory to God in the highest heaven.

Priest:     Dear friends, forty days ago we celebrated the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Now we recall the day on which he was presented in the Temple, when he was offered to the Father and shown to his people. As a sign of his coming among us, his mother was purified, as we now come to him for cleansing. In their old age Simeon and Anna recognized him as their Lord, as we today sing his glory. In our worship we celebrate both the joy of his coming and his searching judgement, looking back to the day of his birth and forward to the coming days of his passion.

 

Lord the light of Your love is shining
In the midst of the darkness, shining
Jesus, Light of the world, shine upon us
Set us free by the truth You now bring us
Shine on me Shine on me.

Shine, Jesus, shine
Fill this land with the Father’s glory
Blaze, Spirit, blaze, Set our hearts on fire

 

Flow, river, flow
Flood the nations with grace and mercy
Send forth Your Word, Lord
And let there be light.

Lord, I come to Your awesome presence
From the shadows into Your radiance
By the blood I may enter Your brightness
Search me, try me, consume all my darkness
Shine on me. Shine on me.   Chorus

 

As we gaze on Your kingly brightness.
So our faces display Your likeness.
Ever changing from glory to glory,
Mirrored here may our lives tell Your story.
Shine on me. Shine on me.  Chorus

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Bible Study Blog

Zoom Service for the 3rd Sunday after Epiphany – 24th January 2021: St Paul’s Conversion

Welcome to our Christmas-Epiphany season worship brought to our homes by Zoom. Tomorrow is the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul so today the service theme gospel theme is St. Paul – one of the days we can have our Patronal Festival.  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. The Sunday worship login remains the same until the first Sunday in February. Always double check for information on our website.    Fr. Leonard will lead the worship today, assisted by Josh Barley. The preacher 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.

Priest:     Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favours.

All:           Glory to God in the highest heaven.

 

(Tune: Ellacombe)

1 We sing the glorious conquest
before Damascus gate,
when Saul, the church’s spoiler,
came breathing threats and hate;
the rav’ning wolf rushed forward
full early to the prey;
but lo! the Shepherd met him,
and bound him fast today.

 

2 O glory most excelling
that smote across his path!
O light that pierced and blinded
the zealot in his wrath!
O voice that spake unto him
the calm, reproving word!
O love that sought and held him
the bondman of his Lord!

 

3 O Wisdom ord’ring all things
in order strong and sweet,
what nobler spoil was ever
cast at the victor’s feet?
What wiser master-builder
e’er wrought at your employ
than he, till now so furious
your building to destroy?

 

4 Lord, teach your church the lesson,
still in her darkest hour
of weakness and of danger,
to trust your hidden pow’r:
your grace by ways mysterious
the wrath of man can bind,
and in your boldest foeman
your chosen saint can find.

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Zoom Service 2nd Sunday after Epiphany – 17th January 2021

Welcome to our Christmas-Epiphany worship brought to our homes by Zoom.

Today the gospel theme is the call of Philip and Nathanael.  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.

 

The Sunday worship login remains the same until the first Sunday in February. 

Always double check for information  on our website.   

Deacon Chris will lead the worship today, assisted by Nelly. The preacher this morning is Fr. Leonard

 

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

All:           and also with you.

Deacon:  Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favours.

All:           Glory to God in the highest heaven.

 

Will you come and follow me
if I but call your name?
Will you go where you don’t know
and never be the same?

Will you let my love be shown,

will you let my name be known,

will you let my life be grown

in you and you in me?

 

Will you leave your self behind
if I but call your name?
Will you care for cruel and kind
and never be the same?

Will you risk the hostile stare

should your life attract or scare,

will you let me answer prayer

in you and you in me?

Will you let the blinded see
if I but call your name?
Will you set the prisoners free
and never be the same?
Will you kiss the leper clean
and do such as this unseen,
and admit to what I mean
in you and you in me?

 

Will you love the ‘you’ you hide
if I but call your name?
Will you quell the fear inside
and never be the same?

Will you use the faith you’ve found

to reshape the world around

through my sight and touch and sound

in you and you in me?

 

Lord, your summons echoes true
when you but call my name.
Let me turn and follow you
and never be the same.
In your company I’ll go
where your love and footsteps show.
Thus I’ll move and live and grow
in you and you in me.
                                  ©1987  WGRG, Iona Community, Govan, Glasgow G51 3UU, Scotland

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The Order for Evening Prayer Daily throughout the year

This or some other passage of scripture:

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us: but if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 St. John 1.8-9

DEARLY beloved brethren, the Scripture moveth us in sundry places to acknowledge and confess our manifold sins and wickedness; and that we should not dissemble nor cloke them before the face of Almighty God our heavenly Father; but confess them with an humble, lowly, penitent, and obedient heart; to the end that we may obtain forgiveness of the same, by his infinite goodness and mercy. And although we ought at all times humbly to acknowledge our sins before God; yet ought we most chiefly so to do, when we assemble and meet together to render thanks for the great benefits that we have received at his hands, to set forth his most worthy praise, to hear his most holy Word, and to ask those things which are requisite and necessary, as well for the body as the soul. Wherefore I pray and beseech you, as many as are here present, to accompany me with a pure heart and humble voice unto the throne of the heavenly grace, saying after me:

A general Confession to be said of the whole Congregation after the Minister.

ALMIGHTY and most merciful Father, We have erred, and strayed from thy ways like lost sheep, We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts, We have offended against thy holy laws, We have left undone those things which we ought to have done, And we have done those things which we ought not to have done, And there is no health in us: But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us miserable offenders; Spare thou them, O God, which confess their faults, Restore thou them that are penitent, According to thy promises declared unto mankind in Christ Jesu our Lord: And grant, O most merciful Father, for his sake, That we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life, To the glory of thy holy Name. Amen.

The Absolution or Remission of sins to be pronounced by the Priest alone;

ALMIGHTY God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who desireth not the death of a sinner, but rather that he may turn from his wickedness, and live; and hath given power, and commandment, to his Ministers, to declare and pronounce to his people, being penitent, the Absolution and Remission of their sins: He pardoneth and absolveth all them that truly repent, and unfeignedly believe his holy Gospel. Wherefore let us beseech him to grant us true repentance, and his Holy Spirit, that those things may please him, which we do at this present; and that the rest of our life hereafter may be pure, and holy; so that at the last we may come to his eternal joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Zoom Service for the Baptism of Christ: 10th January 2021

Welcome to our Christmas-Epiphany worship brought to our homes by Zoom.

Today the theme is the Baptism of Christ.  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.

 

The Sunday worship login remains the same until the first Sunday in February. 

Always double check for information  on our website. 

 

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.

Priest:  Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favours.

All:        Glory to God in the highest heaven.

 

  1. Hail to the Lord’s Anointed,
    great David’s greater Son!
    Hail in the time appointed,
    his reign on earth begun!
    He comes to break oppression,
    to set the captive free;
    to take away transgression,
    and rule in equity.

 

  1. He comes with succor speedy
    to those who suffer wrong;
    to help the poor and needy,
    and bid the weak be strong;
    to give them songs for sighing,
    their darkness turn to light,
    whose souls, condemned and dying,
    are precious in his sight.

 

  1. He shall come down like showers
    upon the fruitful earth;
    love, joy, and hope, like flowers,
    spring in his path to birth.
    Before him on the mountains,
    shall peace, the herald, go,
    and righteousness, in fountains,
    from hill to valley flow.

 

  1. To him shall prayer unceasing
    and daily vows ascend;
    his kingdom still increasing,
    a kingdom without end.
    The tide of time shall never
    his covenant remove;
    his name shall stand forever;
    that name to us is love.

 

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

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Zoom Service for Epiphany Sunday – 3rd January 2021

Happy New Year! Welcome to our Christmas-Epiphany 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.

 

The Sunday worship login remains the same until the end of January. Always double check for information  on our website.    The 10.00am Epiphany Service on 6th January will be live-Zoomed from St. Paul’s. The log in for this will be on the website. Unfortunately due to new Government Restrictions, NO  congregations are allowed in Church on January 6th.

 

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.

Priest:  Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favours.

All:        Glory to God in the highest heaven.

 

1 The first Noel the angel did say
was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay;
in fields where they lay keeping their sheep,
on a cold winter’s night that was so deep. 

Refrain:
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
born is the King of Israel. 

 

2 They looked up and saw a star
shining in the east, beyond them far;
and to the earth it gave great light,
and so it continued both day and night. [Refrain]

 

3 And by the light of that same star
three Wise Men came from country far;
to seek for a king was their intent,
and to follow the star wherever it went. [Refrain]

4 This star drew nigh to the northwest,
o’er Bethlehem it took its rest;
and there it did both stop and stay,
right over the place where Jesus lay. [Refrain]

 

5 Then entered in those Wise Men three,
full reverently upon the knee,
and offered there, in his presence,
their gold and myrrh and frankincense. [Refrain]

 

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

Deacon:   The grace of God has dawned upon the world through our Saviour Jesus Christ, who sacrificed himself for us to purify a people as his own.

All:            Amen. Lord have mercy.

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Christmas 1 – St. John the Evangelist (also known as John the Theologian): Sunday 27th December 2020

Happy Christmas! Welcome to our Christmas  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.

 

 A new Zoom login address will be necessary for the first Sunday of January onwards. See website.   

Deacon Christine will lead the worship this morning and preach. Fr. Leonard is now on leave until Jan 4th.

 

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

All:           and also with you.

Deacon:   Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favours.

All:           Glory to God in the highest heaven.

 

1 The first Noel the angel did say
was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay;
in fields where they lay keeping their sheep,
on a cold winter’s night that was so deep. 

Refrain:
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
born is the King of Israel. 

 

2 They looked up and saw a star
shining in the east, beyond them far;
and to the earth it gave great light,
and so it continued both day and night. [Refrain]

 

3 And by the light of that same star
three Wise Men came from country far;
to seek for a king was their intent,
and to follow the star wherever it went. [Refrain]

 

4 This star drew nigh to the northwest,
o’er Bethlehem it took its rest;
and there it did both stop and stay,
right over the place where Jesus lay. [Refrain]

 

5 Then entered in those Wise Men three,
full reverently upon the knee,
and offered there, in his presence,
their gold and myrrh and frankincense. [Refrain]

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Christmas Morning Zoom Service – 25th December 2020

 

 Happy Christmas! Welcome to our Christmas morning 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.

 The Sunday worship login for Sunday 27th remains the same. A new address will be necessary for the first Sunday of January onwards. See website.    

 This morning there will also be a Christmas Liturgy live-Zoomed from St. Paul’s Church. Only 9 people can attend by prior booking. The link to follow this service is also on our website.

 

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.

Priest:  Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favours.

All:        Glory to God in the highest heaven.

 

1 O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant!
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem!
Come and behold him, born the King of angels; 

Refrain:
O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him, Christ, the Lord! 

 

2 God of God, Light of Light eternal,
Lo! he abhors not the Virgin’s womb;
Son of the Father, begotten, not created, [Refrain] 

 

3 Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation,
Sing, all ye citizens of heav’n above:
“Glory to God, all glory in the highest!” [Refrain]

 

4 Yea, Lord, we greet thee, born this happy morning;
Jesus, to thee be all glory giv’n;
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing; [Refrain]

 

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

Minister:  Christ the light of the world has come to dispel the darkness of our hearts. Therefore let us turn to the light and confess our sins.

All:            Amen. Lord have mercy.

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Carol Service for the Eve of the Nativity of Christ: Zoom service 1800 hrs (Try to join around 17.45 hrs)

The words of all the carols are available on our website. Login addresses for other services are also on the website.

At 17.50  Christina Antoniadou will play some Christmas music before we worship.

 

Welcome           Father Leonard

Introduction     Deacon Christine

Lord’s Prayer:   Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name;

                             Thy kingdom come, thy will be done; in earth as it is in heaven.

                             Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our

                             trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.

                             And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil;

                             For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory,

                             For ever and ever.  Amen.

 

Carol   1 It came upon the midnight clear,
that glorious song of old,
from angels bending near the earth
to touch their harps of gold:
“Peace on the earth, good will to men,
from heaven’s all-gracious King.”
The world in solemn stillness lay,
to hear the angels sing.

2 Still through the cloven skies they come
with peaceful wings unfurled,
and still their heavenly music floats
o’er all the weary world;
above its sad and lowly plains,
they bend on hovering wing,
and ever o’er its Babel sounds
the blessed angels sing.

3 And ye, beneath life’s crushing load,
whose forms are bending low,
who toil along the climbing way
with painful steps and slow,
look now! for glad and golden hours
come swiftly on the wing.
O rest beside the weary road,
and hear the angels sing!

4 For lo! the days are hastening on,
by prophet seen of old,
when with the ever-circling years
shall come the time foretold
when peace shall over all the earth
its ancient splendors fling,
and the whole world send back the song
which now the angels sing.

1st Reading   Luke 1 (26-38)    The Annunciation

Anthem:        Angel’s Carol (John Rutter) sung by Clary Read in Canterbury

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