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St. Luke the Evangelist (18th October 2020)

Welcome to St. Paul’s Athens especially if you are here for the first time or visiting Athens.   St. Luke is associating with the healing ministry. Your collection should be placed in the envelope provided and placed in one of the offering bags as you leave. There are individualized worksheets for children – please ask. 

The presiding priest is Fr. Leonard. The deacon and preacher is Deacon Chris Saccali.


Entrance Hymn:  32

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: The saints were faithful unto death and now dwell in the heavenly kingdom for ever. As we celebrate their joy, let us bring to the Lord our sins and weaknesses, and ask for his mercy.

 Silence and stillness follows

 Deacon: The saints were faithful unto death and now dwell in the heavenly kingdom for ever. As we celebrate their joy, let us bring to the Lord our sins and weaknesses, and ask for his mercy.

 Deacon:  In the wilderness we find your grace: you love us with an everlasting love.

                 Kyrie eleison

All:           Kyrie eleison

Deacon:  There is none but you to uphold our cause; our sin cries out and our guilt is great.

                 Christe eleison

All:           Christe eleison

Deacon:   Heal us , O Lord, and we shall be healed; restore us and we shall know your joy

                  Kyrie eleison.

 All:           Kyrie eleison


Absolution: Almighty God, who forgives all those  who truly repent, have mercy upon you, pardon and deliver you from all your sins, confirm and strengthen you in all goodness, and keep you in life eternal; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


Gloria:  Glory to God in the highest and 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;

you are seated at the right hand of the Father: 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 glory of God the Father. Amen.


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

Almighty God, you called Luke the physician, whose praise is in the gospel, to be an evangelist and physician of the soul; by the grace of the Spirit and through the wholesome medicine of the gospel, give your Church the same love and power to heal; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.


First Reading    (please sit)                                                                                    Acts 16, 6-12

They went through the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia. When they had come opposite Mysia, they attempted to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them; so, passing by Mysia, they went down to Troas. During the night Paul had a vision: there stood a man of Macedonia pleading with him and saying, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.” When he had seen the vision, we immediately tried to cross over to Macedonia, being convinced that God had called us to proclaim the good news to them.We set sail from Troas and took a straight course to Samothrace, the following day to Neapolis, and from there to Philippi, which is a leading city of the district of Macedonia and a Roman colony. We remained in this city for some days. On the sabbath day we went outside the gate by the river, where we supposed there was a place of prayer; and we sat down and spoke to the women who had gathered there. A certain woman named Lydia, a worshiper of God, was listening to us; she was from the city of Thyatira and a dealer in purple cloth. The Lord opened her heart to listen eagerly to what was said by Paul. When she and her household were baptized, she urged us, saying, “If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come and stay at my home.” And she prevailed upon us.


Reader:  This is the word of the Lord

All:          Thanks be to God.


Gospel Hymn:   139


Gospel Reading        (turn towards the gospel book)

Deacon: Alleluia! Alleluia! I have called you friends, says the Lord, for that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.   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. Luke (Lk 10, 1-9)

All:             Glory to you, O Lord

After this the Lord appointed seventy others and sent them on ahead of him in pairs to every town and place where he himself intended to go. He said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest. Go on your way. See, I am sending you out like lambs into the midst of wolves. Carry no purse, no bag, no sandals; and greet no one on the road. Whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace to this house!’ And if anyone is there who shares in peace, your peace will rest on that person; but if not, it will return to you. Remain in the same house, eating and drinking whatever they provide, for the labourer deserves to be paid. Do not move about from house to house. Whenever you enter a town and its people welcome you, eat what is set before you; cure the sick who are there, and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’

At the end of the Gospel

Priest:      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, in print or pre-recorded


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:     Lord in your mercy: hear our prayer  (intercessor: Linda Paparsenos)


Prayer over the oil: Lord, holy Father, giver of health and salvation, as your apostles anointed those who were sick and healed them, so continue the ministry of healing in your church. Sanctify this oil, that those who are anointed with it may be freed from suffering and distress, find inward peace, and know the joy of your salvation, through your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

Invitation to anointing: You will be anointed in the name of God who gives you life. Receive Christ’s forgiveness, his healing and his love. May the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ grant you the riches of his grace, his wholeness and his peace. Amen


You will be invited forward by the sidespeople (just like for Communion). If you do not wish to come forward please continue to pray for the healing of the nations, our world, the church and each other – and for personal healing.  ( Please note that due to new Government restrictions, there will now be no anointing at this service)


Peace:  Blessed are the peacemakers: they shall be called children of God. We meet in the

              name of Christ and share his peace. The peace of the Lord be always with you.

All:        And also with you.  (We are not physically sharing the peace at this time)


Offertory Hymn    296    Your collection should be placed in the envelope provided and handed in as you leave.



Priest:  Wise and gracious God, you spread a table before us; nourish your people with the word of life and the bread of heaven.

All:       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:  It is indeed right, our duty and our joy, always and everywhere to give you thanks, holy Father, almighty and eternal God, through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord. We rejoice in the glorious splendour of your majesty for you have given us a share with Luke in the inheritance of the saints in light. In the darkness of this passing age they proclaim the glory of your kingdom. Chosen as lights in the world, they surround our steps as we journey on towards the city of eternal light where they sing the everlasting song of triumph. In communion with angels and archangels and all who serve you now on earth and worship you now in heaven, we raise our voices to proclaim your glory, 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 in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

  Hosanna in the highest. Hosanna in the highest.

Priest:  continues the prayer


Deacon: Christ is the bread of life

All:          When we eat this bread and drink this cup, we proclaim your death, Lord Jesus,

                until you come in glory.

Priest:  continues the prayer – at the end all reply: Amen.


The Lord’s Prayer:  (to be prayed in the language of your choice)

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, 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 of Christ’. If you wish you may receive a blessing. Please let the Sides-people guide you forward.  


Communion: the organ will play during the Distribution of Holy Communion


Post Communion Prayer:  Let us pray     (please stand)

Almighty God, who on the day of Pentecost sent your Holy Spirit to the apostles with the wind from heaven and in tongues of flame, filling them with joy and boldness to preach the gospel; by the power of the same Spirit heal and strengthen us to witness to your truth and to draw everyone to the fire of your healing love; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


All: Almighty God, we thank you for feeding us with the body and blood of your Son Jesus Christ. Through him we offer you our souls and bodies to be a living sacrifice. Send us out in the power of your Spirit to live and work to your praise and glory.  Amen.

 Post Communion Hymn:  362 (tune 235)

 Blessing and Dismissal

Priest: God grant you grace to follow his saints in faith and hope and love; and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit be among you, and remain with you always.  Amen

Priest:        Go in peace to love and serve the Lord

All:              In the name of Christ. Amen.


Next Week’s Readings: Harvest Festival () 


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

Home tel :  210 72 14 906;  email anglican@otenet.gr

Deacon Chris: 22950 53164: Day Off – Friday.

Swedish Church: contact Fr. Bjorn on  694 607 2428

For all concert bookings and enquiries:  6937257578 and see booking form on website.


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.



  1. Easter – Virtual and Viral A book of sermons preached by Fr. Leonard during the first weeks of lockdown is available.  Cost €5,00 – all income from sales will go to St. Paul’s Church.
  2. Luke: Sunday 18th October is the feast of St. Luke, the Physician. Our Liturgy will have ‘healing’ as the theme, and people will be invited to come forward for anointing.
  3. Church Council will meet on Saturday 24th October at 10.30am in St. Paul’s.
  4. Harvest Festival: we will celebrate on Sunday 25th
  5. Churchwardens: Trevor Kamuzonde and Lynn Stavrou were elected as Churchwardens at the Annual Meeting. Council Members: newly elected- Noelle Barkshire, Sue Stephos, Banji Ipensokan, Matilda Amartey.
  6. Leonard will be on Leave from Monday 26th – Sat 31st October. There will be no Wednesday Liturgy on 28th October (Occhi Day)
  7. Remember to check out the clock changes at the end of this month!!!


Fundraising and Special Services for Autumn/Winter 2020


 ‘Gift Day’ your special envelopes can be handed in today or any Sunday from now. Thank you for your generosity.

Weekly Table –top sale:  Please see the list of table sales, and you can order some things in advance (such as boxes of tea). Monies will be for church funds.

Monthly Grand Raffle – each week tickets can be bought for the monthly raffle. Numbers will be drawn and announced at the end of each month, and also posted on our social media.

Tea Orders – email  Anglican@otenet.gr


All other fundraising and social events have been cancelled due to Covid 19 restrictions.


Christmas Carol Singalong – 2 December dates this year, Dec 6th and 20th both at 18.30 (to be confirmed nearer the time).






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