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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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I am the way

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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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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