Lent 1 Blog

Zoom Service for the Fourth Sunday in Lent – 11th April 2021

St Paul’s Athens

 

We have permission from our bishop to follow the Greek calendar date for Easter (this year only) so today is Lent 3. Καλή ΣαρακοστήAfter the worship we can have a short chat together.

 

The Sunday worship login is the same for April 18th, THEN IT WILL CHANGE. There will be a NEW link including Palm Sunday through Holy Week and Easter Sunday. This will be for 10.00hrs.  Always double check for information on our website.

 

Fr. Leonard will lead the worship today, and preach. Deacon Christine will assist.  Christina Antoniadou is playing the keyboard. Please see ‘Chat’ on the day, to see the pieces Christina is playing.

 

Priest:         Blessed be the Kingdom of God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

All:              Now and forever.

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

All:              and also with you.

 

There will now be a minute’s silence to remember HRH the Duke of Edinburgh.  After this we will sing a verseof the National Anthem.

 

God save our gracious Queen

Long live our noble Queen,

God save the Queen:

Send her victorious

Happy and glorious

Long to reign over us:

God save the Queen.

 

1 Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;                                       (tune  Slane)
naught be all else to me, save that thou art.
Thou my best thought, by day or by night,
waking or sleeping, thy presence my light.

 

2 Be thou my wisdom, be thou my true word;
I ever with thee, and thou with me, Lord.
Born of thy love, thy child may I be,
thou in me dwelling and I one with thee.

 

3 Be thou my buckler, my sword for the fight.
Be thou my dignity, thou my delight,
thou my soul’s shelter, thou my high tow’r.
Raise thou me heav’nward, O Pow’r of my pow’r.

 

4 Riches I heed not, nor vain empty praise;
thou mine inheritance, now and always.
Thou and thou only, first in my heart,
Ruler of heaven, my treasure thou art.

 

5 High King of heaven, when vict’ry is won
may I reach to heaven’s joys, O bright heaven’s Sun!
Heart of my heart, whatever befall,
still be my vision, O Ruler of all.

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Lent 1 Blog

Zoom service for the Third Sunday in Lent – 4th April 2021

Western Easter is celebrated today. We have permission from our bishop to follow the Greek calendar date for Easter (this year only) so today is Lent 3. Καλή ΣαρακοστήAfter the worship we can have a short chat together.

 

The Sunday worship login remains the same until the end of April. Always double check for information on our website.

 

Deacon Christine will lead the worship today and Nelly Paraskevopoulou will preach. Melissa Dixon will ‘respond’ on our behalf.  Christina Antoniadou is playing the keyboard. Please see ‘Chat’ on the day, to see the pieces Christina is playing.

 

Deacon:     Blessed be the Kingdom of God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

All:              Now and for ever.

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

All:              and also with you.

 

1 The God of Abraham praise,                                  (Tune: Leoni)
who reigns enthroned above;
Ancient of Everlasting Days,
and God of Love;
Jehovah, great I AM!
by earth and heaven confessed;
I bow and bless the sacred name
forever blest.

 

2 The great I AM has sworn;
I on this oath depend.
I shall, on eagle wings upborne,
to heaven ascend.
I shall behold God’s face;
I shall God’s power adore,
and sing the wonders of God’s grace
forevermore.

 

3 The heavenly land I see,
with peace and plenty blest;
a land of sacred liberty,
and endless rest.
There milk and honey flow,
and oil and wine abound,
and trees of life forever grow
with mercy crowned.

 

4 The God who reigns on high
the great archangels sing,
and “Holy, holy, holy!” cry
“Almighty King!
Who was, and is, the same,
and evermore shall be:
Jehovah, Lord, the great I AM,
we worship thee!”

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Lent 1 Blog

Zoom service for the Second Sunday in Lent – 28th March 2021

St Paul’s Athens

 

We have permission from our bishop to follow the Greek calendar date for Easter (this year only) so today is Lent 2. Καλή Σαρακοστή.  After the worship we can have a short chat together.

 

The Sunday worship login remains the same until the end of April. Always double check for information on our website. This year we are aligned to the Greek Orthodox date for Easter.

 

Fr. Leonard will lead the worship today and preach.  Christina Antoniadou is playing the keyboard. Please see ‘Chat’ on the day, to see the pieces Christina is playing.

 

If you are printing off this service or reading it online before Sunday 28thremember to put your clock forward one hour!!!

 

Priest:     Blessed be the Kingdom of God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

All:          Now and for ever.

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

All:           and also with you.

 

1 My God, how wonderful thou art,
thy majesty how bright!
How beautiful thy mercy seat,
in depths of burning light!

 

2 Wondrous are thine eternal years,
O everlasting Lord,
by holy angels day and night
unceasingly adored!

 

3 O how I fear thee, living God,
with deepest, tend’rest fears,
and worship thee with trembling hope
and penitential tears!

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CHORAL_EVENSONG

Night Prayer (Compline) for the Lent Season

The Lord almighty grant us a quiet night and a perfect end.  All  Amen.

Our help is in the name of the Lord

All  who made heaven and earth.

A period of silence for reflection on the past day may follow.

All  Most merciful God, we confess to you, before the whole company of heaven and one

      another, that we have sinned in thought, word and deed and in what we have failed

      to do. Forgive us our sins, heal us by your Spirit and raise us to new life in Christ. Amen.

 

O God, make speed to save us.

All  O Lord, make haste to help us.

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.

 

The following or another suitable hymn may be sung

  1. Before the ending of the day, Creator of the world, we pray

That you, with steadfast love, would keep Your watch around us while we sleep.

  1. From evil dreams defend our sight, From fears and terrors of the night;

Tread underfoot our deadly foe That we no sinful thought may know.

  1. O Father, that we ask be done Through Jesus Christ, your only Son;

And Holy Spirit, by whose breath, Our souls are raised to life from death.

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Lent 1 Blog

Zoom Service for the First Sunday in Lent – 21st March 2021

St Paul’s Athens

 

We have permission from our bishop to follow the Greek calendar date for Easter (this year only) so today is Lent 1. Καλή Σαρακοστή. After the worship we can have a short chat together.

 

The Sunday worship login remains the same until the end of April. Always double check for information on our website. This year we are aligned to the Greek Orthodox date for Easter.

 

Fr. Leonard will lead the worship today and Deacon Christine is the preacher. Christina Antoniadou is playing the keyboard. Please see ‘Chat’ on the day, to see the pieces Christina is playing. Clary Read will sing the John Rutter version of the blessing at the close of our worship. The Annual Meeting will take place online at 13.00. ALL papers for the meeting are on the website.

 

Priest:     Blessed be the Kingdom of God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

All:          Now and for ever.

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

All:           and also with you.

 

1 Now is the healing time decreed           (tune Gonfalon Royal)
For sins of heart and word and deed,
When we in humble fear record
The wrong that we have done the Lord

 

2 Who, always merciful and good,
Has borne so long our wayward mood,
Nor cut us off unsparingly
In our so great iniquity.

 

3 Therefore with fasting and with prayer,
Our secret sorrow we declare,
With all good striving seek his face,
And lowly-hearted plead for grace.

 

4 Cleanse us, O Lord, from every stain,
Help us the gifts of grace to gain,
Till with the angels, linked in love,
Joyful we tread thy courts above.

 

5 We pray thee, holy Trinity,
One God, unchanging Unity,
That we from this our abstinence
May reap the fruits of penitence. Amen.

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Madonna 7 Child Blog

Zoom service for Sunday next before Lent: 14th March 2021 – Mothering Sunday

St Paul’s Athens

 

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. In the UK today is kept as Mothering Sunday, so we are observing this celebration today.

 

The Sunday worship login remains the same until the end of April. Always double check for information on our website. This year we are aligned to the Greek Orthodox date for Easter.

 

Fr. Leonard will lead the worship today and is the preacher. The Deacon is Deacon Christine. Christina Antoniadou is playing the keyboard. Please see ‘Chat’ on the day, to see the pieces Christina is playing.

 

Priest:     Blessed be the Kingdom of God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

All:          Now and forever.

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

All:           and also with you.

 

For I’m building a people of power          

And I’m making a people of praise
That will move through this land by My Spirit,
And will glorify My precious name.”

                         Build Your church, Lord,
                         Make us strong, Lord,
                         Join our hearts, Lord, through Your Son.
                         Make us one, Lord,
                         In Your Body,
                         In the kingdom of Your Son.

 

The deacon leads us into a short period of silence, followed by Confession.

 

Deacon:     Wash me thoroughly from my wickedness and cleanse me from my sin

Kyrie eleison

All:              Kyrie eleison

Deacon:     Make me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me

                    Christe eleison

All:              Christe eleison

Deacon:     Cast me not away from your presence and take not your Holy Spirit from me

                    Kyrie eleison

All:              Kyrie eleison

 

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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Annual Parochial Church Meeting

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting for St Paul’s Anglican Church Athens will take place on Zoom, at 1.00pm on Sunday 21st March 2021, after the morning service.

You will not need to log-in separately, just stay online after the service.

Click here for the Zoom Login for Sunday Service

 

All the documents pertaining to the meeting have been uploaded and are available to view online.  They may then be personally downloaded or printed if necessary.  Each document has a separate link and should be clicked to view.  They are not altogether on one link. There are nine documents altogether:

  • Information on Zoom Meeting
  • Agenda
  • Minutes of the APCM 2020
  • Nomination form for Church Wardens
  • Nomination form for Parish Council Members
  • Nomination form for Archdeaconry Synod Representatives
  • Accounts for the last Financial Year
  • Auditors Report
  • Reports on Church Organisations and Events.

 

 

Bible STudies

Zoom Service for Sunday 7th March 2021

2nd Sunday before Lent

 

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 April. Always double check for information  on our website. This year we are aligned to the Greek Orthodox date for Easter.

 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.

 

1 All creatures of our God and King,
lift up your voice and with us sing,
alleluia, alleluia!
Thou burning sun with golden beam,
thou silver moon with softer gleam,
O sing ye, O sing ye, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

 

2 Thou rushing wind that art so strong,
ye clouds that sail in heav’n along,
alleluia, alleluia!
Thou rising morn in praise rejoice,
ye lights of evening, find a voice,
O sing ye, O sing ye, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

 

3 Dear mother earth, who day by day,
unfoldest blessings on our way,
alleluia, alleluia!
The flow’rs and fruits that in thee grow,
let them God’s glory also show,
O sing ye, O sing ye, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

 

4 Let all things their Creator bless,
and worship God in humbleness,
alleluia, alleluia!
To God all thanks and praise belong!
Join in the everlasting song:
O sing ye, O sing ye, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

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Feb 7th

Zoom Service for Sunday 28th February 2020

3rd  Sunday before Lent

 

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.

 Fr. Leonard will lead the service today, assisted by Alice Karanja. 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 Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;
naught be all else to me, save that thou art.
Thou my best thought, by day or by night,
waking or sleeping, thy presence my light.

 

2 Be thou my wisdom, be thou my true word;
I ever with thee, and thou with me, Lord.
Born of thy love, thy child may I be,
thou in me dwelling and I one with thee.

 

3 Be thou my buckler, my sword for the fight.
Be thou my dignity, thou my delight,
thou my soul’s shelter, thou my high tow’r.
Raise thou me heav’nward, O Pow’r of my pow’r.

 

4 Riches I heed not, nor vain empty praise;
thou mine inheritance, now and always.
Thou and thou only, first in my heart,
Ruler of heaven, my treasure thou art.

 

5 High King of heaven, when vict’ry is won
may I reach to heaven’s joys, O bright heaven’s Sun!

Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
still be my vision, O Ruler of all.

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