Service for Trinity Sunday – 12th June 2022 – St Paul’s Athens

Welcome to St. Paul’s Athens especially if you are here

for the first time or visiting Athens.  After the Liturgy we all gather in the church garden for coffee. There is a POS so you can donate by card payment.


The preacher is Fr. Leonard. The deacon is The Revd. Deacon Christine Saccali.


Entrance Hymn    146  Holy! Holy! Holy! Lord God Almighty


Priest:    In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

All:         Amen

Priest:    The Lord be with you

All:         And also with you


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


Deacon: Holy, holy, holy. When our eyes have seen the Lord of Hosts, we echo the

words of Isaiah, ‘Woe is me! I am doomed.’ We long for the fire of God’s

cleansing to touch our unclean lips, for our iniquity to be removed and our

sins wiped out. So we meet Father, Son, and Holy Spirit with confession on

our lips.      Silence


Deacon: Father, you come to meet us when we return to you:

Kyrie eleison

All:          Kyrie eleison


Deacon: Jesus, you died on the cross for our sins:

Christe eleison

All:          Christe eleison

Deacon: Spirit, you give us life and peace:

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.


Gloria:  Glory to God in the highest, peace to his people on earth. Glory to God in the highest, peace to his people on earth. Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father, we worship you, we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory. Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world: have mercy on us, have mercy on us, you are seated at the right hand of the Father: receive, receive our prayer. For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father, in the glory of God the Father. Amen


Collect:  Let us pray    (remain standing as the priest prays the Collect of the Day) 

Almighty and everlasting God, you have given your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity and in the power of the divine majesty to worship the Unity: keep us steadfast in this faith, that we may evermore be defended from all adversities; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in th euntiy of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.


First Reading    (please sit)                   Proverbs 8, 1-4, 22-31.     (Shirley Poulakis)

Does not wisdom call, and does not understanding raise her voice? On the heights, beside the way, at the crossroads she takes her stand; beside the gates in front of the town, at the entrance of the portals she cries out: “To you, O people, I call, and my cry is to all that live. The Lord created me at the beginning of his work, the first of his acts of long ago. Ages ago I was set up, at the first, before the beginning of the earth.  When there were no depths I was brought forth, when there were no springs abounding with water. Before the mountains had been shaped, before the hills, I was brought forth—when he had not yet made earth and fields, or the world’s first bits of soil. When he established the heavens, I was there,  when he drew a circle on the face of the deep, when he made firm the skies above, when he established the fountains of the deep, when he assigned to the sea its limit, so that the waters might not transgress his command, when he marked out the foundations of the earth, then I was beside him, like a master worker; and I was daily his delight, rejoicing before him always, rejoicing in his inhabited world and delighting in the human race.

Reader: This is the word of the Lord.

All:         Thanks be to God.


Psalm:    539    This is the day of the Lord; we rejoice and are glad


Second Reading                                                 Romans 5, 1-5     (Lynne Doolan)

Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God. And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.

Reader: This is the word of the Lord.

All:         Thanks be to God.


Gospel Hymn   360  Firmly I believe

Gospel Reading        (turn towards the gospel book)

[Deacon:    I ask your blessing that I may worthily proclaim this holy gospel

All:              May the Lord be on your lips, in your mind and in your heart that you may worthily

                    proclaim to us this holy gospel]

Deacon:     Alleluia! Alleluia! Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, one

God, who was, and is, and is to come, the Almighty.  Alleluia!

All (sung):  Alleluia            

Deacon:     The Lord be with you

All:              and also with you

Deacon:     Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to St. John  (John 16, 12-15)

All:              Glory to you, O Lord

“I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own, but will speak whatever he hears, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, because he will take what is mine and declare it to you. All that the Father has is mine. For this reason I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.

At the end of the Gospel

Deacon:  This is the gospel of the Lord

All:           Praise to you, O Christ.

                 (Sung)  Alleluia


Sermon  (Please sit)  Most sermons are available on the website


Creed   (Please stand)

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father: through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven, was incarnate from the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and was made man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father, who with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.  Amen.


Intercessions:  (kneel or sit)  Lord in your mercy; hear our prayer


Peace:  Peace to you from God our heavenly Father. Peace from his Son Jesus Christ who is our peace. Peace from the Holy Spirit, the life-giver. The peace of the Triune God be always with you.

All:        And also with you.

Offertory Hymn     295   Let all mortal flesh keep silence   (The Collection will be taken)


Priest: Be present, be present Lord Jesus Christ, our risen high priest: make yourself known in the breaking of bread.  Amen.


The Great Thanksgiving Prayer ( Please remain standing for this)

Priest:  The Lord be with you

All:        and also with you

Priest:  Lift up your hearts

All:       We lift them to the Lord

Priest:  Let us give thanks to the Lord our God

All:        It is right to give thanks and praise

Priest:  continues until   ‘ for ever praising you and singing:’

All:       Holy, holy, holy Lord God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of

             Your glory.Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest.

             Blessed , blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

             Hosanna , hosanna, hosanna in the highest.

The Great Thanksgiving continues… until

Deacon:  Great is the mystery of faith

All:          Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again.

…for ever and ever. AMEN


The Lord’s Prayer:  (to be prayed in your own language)

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done; on 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.


Priest: We break this bread to share in the body of the risen Christ.

All:       Though we are many, we are one body, because we all share in one bread.


Sung:   Jesus , Lamb of God, have mercy on us.

Jesus, bearer of our sins, have mercy on us.

Jesus, redeemer of the world, grant us peace.


Invitation to Communion


Priest:  Jesus is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. Happy are those

who are called to his supper.

All:       Lord, I am not worthy to receive you, but only say the word and I shall be healed


All baptized Christians may come forward to receive the body and blood of Christ. If you wish you may receive a blessing. Please let the Sides-people guide you forward.  


Communion Anthem: by F. Schubert “Holy, holy, holy, Holy is the Lord”


Post Communion Prayer:  Let us pray     (please stand)

Almighty and eternal God, you have revealed yourself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and live and reign in the perfect unity of love: hold us firm in this faith, that we may know you in all your ways and evermore rejoice in your eternal glory, who are three persons, yet one God, now and for ever.  Amen.


All: You have opened to us the Scriptures, O Christ, and you have made yourself known in the breaking of bread. Abide with us, we pray, that blessed by your royal presence, we may walk with you all the days of our life, and at its end behold you in the glory of the eternal Trinity, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.




Post Communion Hymn:    377   Immortal, invisible God only wise.


Blessing and Dismissal

Priest:     Blessing and honour and thanksgiving and praise more than we can utter, more than we can conceive, be to you, most holy and glorious Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, by all angels, all people, all creatures, for ever and ever. Amen.


Deacon:  Go in peace to love and serve the Lord

All:           In the name of Christ. Amen.


Next Week’s Readings:  Isaiah 65, 1-9; Galatians 3, 23-end; Luke 8, 26-39

Fr. Leonard’s usual Day Off – Monday  (in emergencies contact Deacon Christine)

Home tel :  210 72 14 906;  email

Deacon Chris: 22950 53164: Day off – Fridays

Swedish Church: contact Fr. Bjorn on  694 607 2428


The Anglican Church in Greece (including St. Paul’s) is self financing, and receives no income other than from the generosity of those who worship here. We are a legal body and we pay tax. Our tax number is 997073090. If you wish to donate direct to our bank (IBAN) the account with Piraeus Bank is:  The Anglican Church in Greece, St. Paul’s Athens  GR 820172 0500 0050 5008 6327 479  Swift code is  PIRB GRAA

income other than from the generosity of those who worship here.




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  • The new book – Opening Doors – is a pioneering and unique history of the Anglican tradition and St. Paul’s Church in Athens. The cost is €10,00. You can pay by card – ask for the POS. This book would make an ideal gift for friends or family.
  • Weekly Giving: if you would like to make your weekly giving to the church by our envelope scheme (which we would encourage) please speak to Nelly Paraskevopoulou.
  • Table Top Sales: There is often a Greetings Card stall and a Second Hand Book stall in the garden after the liturgy. Please do look out for them.



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