Anglican Church Athens Harvest Festival

St Paul’s Harvest Festival at Kokotos Vineyard Sunday 9th October 2022

Join us on Sunday 9th October to celebrate the Harvest in the beautiful surroundings of the Kokotos Estate, 1 Ktima G. Kokotou, Stamata, 145 75.

 

11 a.m. Harvest Eucharist Service.

Everyone welcome – gifts of dried or tinned goods for the Sisters of Mercy gratefully received.

 

12.30 p.m. Wine tasting

With the opportunity to purchase some of the delicious wines produced by the estate.

 

1.30 p.m. onwards Harvest Lunch.

 

Tickets

€15 Adults / €8 Children (4-10 years) / €40 Family (2 adults / 2 children 4-10)

 

Transport

To book seats on the St. Paul’s coach contact Lynn Stavrou on 211 183 8414 / 6938 325 088.  Email: lynnstav@gmail.com

Please note that numbers are limited so early booking is advised.

 

For event tickets and further information contact :

Lynn Stavrou (see above) OR Shirley Poulakis – 210 934 2830 / 6932 924 849.

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Service for the 15th Sunday afterTrinity – 25th September 2022

Welcome to St. Paul’s Athens especially if you are here for the first time or visiting Athens.  Please note that the church has a POS facility. Drinking water is always available at the back of the church, and bottles for sale.  Fr. Leonard will preside and preach. The deacon is Deacon Christine. There is coffee available in the garden after the Liturgy.

Entrance Hymn    148  The God of Abram  (omit * verses)

 

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 informally welcomes the people of God and leads us into Confession.

 

Deacon: We run the race set before us, surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses. Therefore let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which clings so closely, bringing them to Jesus in penitence and faith.                            (A short period of stillness and silence)

 

Deacon:            Your raise the dead to life in the spirit.

Kyrie eleison              All: Kyrie eleison

Deacon:            You bring pardon and peace to the broken in spirit.

                           Christe eleison          All: Christe eleison

Deacon:            You make one by your Spirit the torn and divided.

                           Kyrie eleison             All:  Kyrie eleison

 

Absolution: Almighty God, who forgives all 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.

 

GloriaGlory 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, 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. Amen

 

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

Lord God, defend your Church from all false teaching and give to your people knowledge of your truth, that we may enjoy eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord.    Amen.

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Service for the 14th Sunday after Trinity – 18th September 2022

Welcome to St. Paul’s Athens especially if you are here for the first time or visiting Athens.  Please note that the church has a POS facility. Drinking water is always available at the back of the church, and bottles for sale.  Fr. Leonard will preside. Deacon Christine will preach. Today Rebecca Misthou of the Salvation Army is with us. She runs the ‘Green Light’ project which St. Paul’s supports. There is coffee available in the garden after the Liturgy.

 

Entrance Hymn    395  Let bells peal forth

 

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 informally welcomes the people of God and leads us into Confession.

 

Deacon: We run the race set before us, surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses. Therefore let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which clings so closely, bringing them to Jesus in penitence and faith.                            (A short period of stillness and silence)

Deacon:            Your raise the dead to life in the spirit.

Kyrie eleison              All: Kyrie eleison

Deacon:            You bring pardon and peace to the broken in spirit.

                           Christe eleison          All: Christe eleison

Deacon:            You make one by your Spirit the torn and divided.

                           Kyrie eleison             All:  Kyrie eleison

 

Absolution: Almighty God, who forgives all 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.

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A Service of Commemoration for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II – Saturday 17th September 2022

Introit sung by the Athens Singers  Thou knowest Lord the secrets of our heart

(Purcell)

Opening Sentences 

‘I am the resurrection and the life,’ says the Lord. ‘Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.’  John 11, 25-26

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.  Matthew 5, 4

Welcome (Father Leonard)

1 O God, our help in ages past,
our hope for years to come,
our shelter from the stormy blast,
and our eternal home:

2 Under the shadow of your throne
your saints have dwelt secure;
sufficient is your arm alone,
and our defense is sure.

3 Before the hills in order stood,
or earth received its frame,
from everlasting you are God,
to endless years the same.

4 A thousand ages in your sight
are like an evening gone,
short as the watch that ends the night
before the rising sun.

5 Time, like an ever-rolling stream,
soon bears us all away;
we fly forgotten, as a dream
dies at the op’ning day.

6 O God, our help in ages past,
our hope for years to come,
still be our guard while troubles last,
and our eternal home!

Collect:

Gracious God, we give thanks

for the life of your servant Queen Elizabeth,

for her faith and her dedication to duty.

Bless our nation as we mourn her death

and may her example continue to inspire us;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Our New E_Mag is here!

We are delighted to announce that our new E-mag is now available to read and enjoy.

Click here to open the new E-Magazine

 

Our grateful thanks go to Oliver Knight for his hard work in producing this colourful and entertaining magazine.  A new magazine will be produced on a bi-monthly basis and any notices or pictures should be sent to him  Here

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Community Connect Coffee Mornings resume

Central Athens (close to Syntagma Square and its metro station)

On the second Wednesday of each month from 11.00am until 1.00pm Community Connect  Coffee morning. Coffee and refreshments are available, as well as English books, cards, jams, second-hand clothing and other items for sale. Everyone is welcome. There is no agenda; it is just an opportunity to chat, make friends, catch up with news, share information – all over a cup of coffee.

This month it will take place in the Church Garden, information about future coffee Mornings will be posted on our website and Social Media pages.

For more information, please ring (+30) 210 721 4906.

Queen

HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II RIP

A service of commemoration for the life of Queen Elizabeth II

will take place at St Paul’s Anglican Church Athens 

on Saturday 17th September 2022 at 11.00 hrs

ALL ARE WELCOME

Gracious Father

Whose Son Jesus Christ is the resurrection and the life

Pour out your mercy on your faithful people in all lands

As we pray with thanksgiving for the life Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

And commend her into your loving embrace.

We praise you for her faith, for her steadfastness and for her humility.

Surround her family and loved ones with your Holy Spirit

Giver of hope and comfort.

Bless His Majesty King Charles and all the Royal family at this time of loss.

We pray this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

 

God save the King.

A book of condolences is available at the Church for people to sign

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Service for the 13th Sunday after Trinity – 11th September 2022

Welcome to St. Paul’s Athens especially if you are here for the first time or visiting Athens.  Please note that the church has a POS facility. Drinking water is always available at the back of the church, and bottles for sale.  Fr. Leonard will preside and preach. The Assistant is Nelly Paraskevopoulou. There is coffee available in the garden after the Liturgy.

 

Entrance Hymn    437 Praise the Lord

 

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 informally welcomes the people of God and leads us into Confession.

 

Nelly: We run the race set before us, surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses. Therefore let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which clings so closely, bringing them to Jesus in penitence and faith.                            (A short period of stillness and silence)

Nelly:                Your raise the dead to life in the spirit.

Kyrie eleison              All: Kyrie eleison

Nelly:                You bring pardon and peace to the broken in spirit.

                           Christe eleison          All: Christe eleison

Nelly:                You make one by your Spirit the torn and divided.

                           Kyrie eleison             All:  Kyrie eleison

 

Absolution: Almighty God, who forgives all 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.

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Apostoli

Part-time English Teacher required

INVITATION OF EXPRESSION OF INTEREST TO RECRUIT STAFF
“APOSTOLI”, an urban non-profit company, in the context of the implementation of the program “INTEGRATION OF REFUGEES IN THE GREEK SOCIETY – MAKING A NEW HOME, a sub-project of Give for Greece IX” financed by the international organization IOCC (International Orthodox Christian Charities) announces announces one (1) part-time English Teacher job.
See the detailed invitation on the organization’s website:
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Minutes for the 379th Parish Council Meeting held on 29th May 2022

The first Council meeting following the 2022 Annual Meeting took place at the Swedish Centre in Plaka on 28th May. The following matters were discussed and decisions taken:

Appointments: Jean Mertzanakis, Nelly Paraskevopoulou and Lynn Stavrou would continue to serve as Hon. Secretary, Hon. Treasurer and Safeguarding Officer for the year 2022-2023.

Covid: Mask-wearing in church would cease to be obligatory from June 1st and Churchwarden Trevor was thanked for overseeing maintenance of Covid restrictions at St. Paul’s. Online Zoom services had been well-ttended.

Communion: Following a communication from Bishop Robert, Council agreed that the Common Cup be reintroduced on Sunday 3rd July, along with the option of personal intinction.

Finances:  The income deficit for the first quarter was over 10,000 Euros but requests for church hire for concerts (a major source of income) had started to come in. In the 2nd quarter  our 7,000 Euros contribution to the Diocesan Common Fund was due but it should be borne in mind that chaplaincies could apply to this fund for help if necessary, as St. Paul’s had done recently. Full payment of a big electricity bill had been made and we would be paying no stipend from 1st August. Treasurer Nelly was thanked for the work she did on a daily basis and Verger Virginia Stevens for dealing with inconvenience and mess caused by the installation of new electricity meters that had involved digging up paving at the entrance to the church.

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