Church of the Sea Blog




Saturday 22nd February 2020, 21.00

at St Paul’s Anglican Church, 27 Filellinon street, Athens


Two bands, one solo artist in one concert! Ambient, acoustic and soundscape music with vocals and music interludes create the mystical atmosphere of St Paul’s Anglican Church.


Organized by: Manos Georgakopoulos, Music productions and DJ services



ENTRANCE BY TICKETS 10 euros and 8 euros

Information: 69732379947 and 6936120293

Tickets presale:

Fones Chromation Choir Blog



Wednesday 12th February 2020, 20.00

at St Paul’s Anglican Church, 27 Filellinon street, Athens

The choir under the direction of Ria Theodorou and the music ensemble will perform greek songs in a musical programme entitled “Timeline trip”.


Organized by: Vrilisos Νature Club


ENTRANCE FREE, Tel. 210 8105665 e-mail:

Taf Lathos Blog

TAF LATHOS Radio Pepper- Church Sessions 5

Monday 10th February 2020, 20.30

at St Paul’s Anglican Church, 27 Filellinon Street, Athens

With more than 15 years discography work under his belt, the Greek hip hop performer Taf Lathos aka Panayiotis Kiriakou believes that hope dies last.


Organized by: Radio Pepper 96.6 FM



Information and invitations: Radio Pepper 96.6 FM

Tel: 213 018 9066 | E-mail:

John Kittmer Blog

Former British Ambassador Dr John Kittmer to lecture on Anglo-Hellenism

We are delighted to promote this lecture on Anglo-Hellenism by Dr John Kittmer.  Dr Kittmer was a staunch supporter of St Paul’s during his tenure as the British Ambassador to Greece.  A fervent Hellenist, since returning to the UK  he has completed his PhD at the Centre for Hellenic Studies, Kings College London.

2nd Annual Niki Marangou Memorial Lecture, 7 Feb. 2020, 7:00pm, Cotsen Hall (adjacent to the Gennadius Library; entry from 9, Anapiron Polemou Street, Kolonaki, Athens)


Please join us for the 2nd Niki Marangou Lecture, to be held in Athens. Our speaker will be Dr John Kittmer, Chair of The Anglo-Hellenic League, former British Ambassador to Greece, and recent PhD King’s College London. The title of his presentation (in Greek) is: ‘Anglo-Hellenism: Adventures in Cultural Exchange’. He elaborates on the topic as follows: ‘British involvement in Greece was strong throughout the nineteenth century. “Anglo-Hellenism” became an institutionalised concept in the aftermath of the Balkan Wars. The decline of British power and the Cyprus crisis of the 1950s ended its political role. This lecture examines the extent to which culture has become a substitute means of exchange between the two countries, through illustrated exploration of emblematic figures and ideas. And it speculates about the role of culture in the post-Brexit future.’


This lecture is made possible through the sponsorship of Mr Constantis Candounas in collaboration with the Centre for Hellenic Studies, King’s College London.


Kalogerakis Blog

“Rimbautika and other stories” MICHALIS & PANTELIS KALOGERAKIS

Saturday 25th January 2020 at 21.00 hrs

Michalis and Pantelis Kalogerakis welcome the new decade at St Paul’s Anglican Church and present for the first time their recent recording “Rimbautika”. The Kalogerakis brothers present the stormy relationship of the poet Arthur Rimbaud with Paul Verlaine through the exchanged love letters while performing “rebetika” songs. The musical narration attempts to highlight the invisible threads that link Rimbaud’s “rebetiko” lifestyle to the intense poetic world of rebetika songs by giving the title “Rebetiko” .


Organized by: Mikri Arktos

ENTRANCE BY TICKETS 15 and 13 euros

Information and tickets pre-sale: Ticketservices, 39 Panepistimiou Avenue,

Tel. 210 7234567 and Public stores

Evensong blog
Scola Cantorum

30th Choral Evensong (Christmas)

30th Choral Evensong at St. Paul’s Anglican Church on Sunday, December 22nd, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Philellinon 27, 10557 Syntagma.

Cantores & Cappella Sancti Pauli conducted by Iason Marmaras

Minister: The Reverend Canon Leonard Doolan

free admission and retiring collection

After the service arias from Handel’s Messiah will be sung by Marina Theodoropoulou, Alexandra Plessia and Clair Zerva.

The Renaissance Choral Evensong services at St Paul’s are organised by the Schola Cantorum Sancti Pauli, the Athens Centre for Early Music (of the Ατhens Conservatory), and St Paul’s Anglican Church.

The Cappella Sancti Pauli, under the direction of Iason Marmaras, sing a series of Choral Evensong services that aim to revive the musical and liturgical practice at Cathedrals and Chapels during the Renaissance, but also the music as experienced by musicians in those times, seeing the music as a functional part of the liturgy, rather than as a building block for concerts.


Christingle Blog


This Sunday’s 10.15 Liturgy will be a Christingle Service and we hope many families will attend. For those who have not attended a Christingle service before here are some details about what it’s all about:

The symbolism of Christingle

Each element of a Christingle has a special meaning and helps to tell the Christian story:

The orange represents the world
The red ribbon (or tape) symbolises the love and blood of Christ
The four cocktail sticks represent the four corners of the earth
The sweets and dried fruit represent all of God’s creations,
The lit candle represents Jesus’s light in the world, bringing hope to people living in darkness.

It is traditional at a Christingle Service to bring along a present for underprivileged children and this year we will be collecting new toys for Hestia Hellas.

Special Services Blog

Special Services at St Paul’s during December 2019

From traditional to contemporary, there is something for everyone to enjoy at St Paul’s this December.

Our festive Christmas singalong on Sunday 8th December, is a hit with the whole family with songs both old and new and traditional carols being sung all washed down with warm mulled wine and Panetone.  Fr Leonard conducting “The Twelve Days of Christmas” is the real highlight of the evening.  There will be a 5€ entry charge for those aged 16yrs+  and a retiring collection.  Arrive early to obtain a seat!


Our Choral Evensong  with the Scola Cantorum takes place on 22nd December and the traditional service of Lessons and Carols on Christmas Eve brings a more reflective side to the season.


There will be no Singalong Messiah this year, but save your voices for next December – we’ll be back!


Check out St Paul’s Calendar here for full details of dates and times


Messiah blog

Händel’s Messiah Sinfonietta Hellinica and Pantion University Choir

Saturday 21st December 2019, 20.00

“And He shall reign for ever and ever”

Händel’s most famous oratory performed by the Sinfonietta Hellinica and Pantio University Choir and soloists: Yiorgos Galanis, Sophia Papadimitropoulou, Cassandra Dimopoulou, Filipos Modinos and Dimosthenis Stavrianos. Conducted by: Yiorgos Galanis

Organised by: Sinfonietta Hellenica



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