Service for the 7th Sunday of Easter – 13th June 2021: Sunday after Ascension

St Paul’s Athens and on Zoom


1 At the name of Jesus ev’ry knee shall bow,
ev’ry tongue confess him King of glory now.
‘Tis the Father’s pleasure we should call him Lord,
who from the beginning was the mighty Word.


2 At his voice creation sprang at once to sight,
all the angel faces, all the hosts of light,
thrones and dominations, stars upon their way,
all the heav’nly orders in their great array.


3 Humbled for a season to receive a name
from the lips of sinners unto whom he came,
faithfully he bore it spotless to the last,
brought it back victorious, when from death he passed.


4 In your hearts enthrone him; there let him subdue
all that is not holy, all that is not true;
crown him as your Captain in temptation’s hour:
let his will enfold you in its light and pow’r.


5 Brothers, this Lord Jesus shall return again,
with his Father’s glory, with his angel train;
for all wreaths of empire meet upon his brow,
and our hearts confess him King of glory now.


Assistant:         Christ has gone up on high, leading captivity captive and bringing gifts to all people.

As we prepare ourselves to meet him here in the courts of heaven let us call to mind

our many failures and sins


I am the way

Service for the 6th Sunday of Easter – 6 June 2021

St Paul’s Athens and on  Zoom


Fr. Leonard will lead the worship and preach.


Priest:                Alleluia. Christ is risen!

All:                     He is risen indeed. Alleluia!


1 Love divine, all loves excelling,
joy of heav’n, to earth come down,
fix in us thy humble dwelling,
all thy faithful mercies crown.
Jesus, thou art all compassion,
pure, unbounded love thou art.
Visit us with thy salvation;
enter ev’ry trembling heart.


2 Breathe, O breathe thy loving Spirit
into ev’ry troubled breast.
Let us all in thee inherit,
let us find the promised rest.
Take away the love of sinning;
Alpha and Omega be.
End of faith, as its beginning,
set our hearts at liberty.


3 Come, Almighty, to deliver,
let us all thy life receive.
Suddenly return, and never,
nevermore they temples leave.
Thee we would be always blessing,
serve thee as thy hosts above,
pray, and praise thee without ceasing,
glory in thy perfect love.


4 Finish, then, thy new creation;
true and spotless let us be.
Let us see thy great salvation
perfectly restored in thee.


Changed from glory into glory,
till in heav’n we take our place,
till we cast our crowns before thee,
lost in wonder, love and praise.



Deacon:            Christ our Passover lamb has been sacrificed for us. Let us therefore rejoice by

putting away all malice and evil and confessing our sins with a sincere and pure heart .


There follows a short period of silence and stillness


Summer Raffle

The Great St Paul’s Summer Raffle is here!




  • Get your tickets online by sending an email to – tickets cost €2 each or you can purchase 6 tickets for €10. You can pay either via  e-banking:
  • BANK: Bank of Piraeus
  • IBAN: GR82 0172 0500 0050 5008 6327 479
  • or by using


  • Payments should include your name, the description “Summer Raffle” and your email address, so that we know who is sending, for what purpose and to let you know if you win a prize! We’ll then email you with your ticket numbers. The draw will be done in the Church garden after the service on the first Sunday following the close of the Raffle (date to be announced). Ticket holders are invited to come along and maybe collect a prize.  If you are a winner but can’t be there, or if we are obliged to do the draw via Zoom, winners will be notified by email.
  • Prizes can be collected during daily opening hours (10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday) or during coffee time after the 10 a.m. Sunday liturgy, on presentation of the email you received giving your ticket numbers. The winner will then sign to confirm receipt of the prize.  Please note: prizes will be kept for a fortnight (2 Sundays). If not collected during that period, they will be entered into a forthcoming raffle. In the event of a lockdown, the fortnight counts from the date the church reopens.


Bible Study Blog

June Bible Studies – Exodus

Leonard Doolan is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.  3 texts supplied *- 4th Session text still to be decided.

Topic: Bible Study – Exodus

Time: Jun 4, 2021 07:00 PM Athens

        Every week on Fri, 4 occurrence(s)

        Jun 4, 2021 07:00 PM

        Jun 11, 2021 07:00 PM

        Jun 18, 2021 07:00 PM

        Jun 25, 2021 07:00 PM

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.


Join Zoom Meeting

 Meeting ID: 890 4701 9669

Passcode: 01yi2C

*Exodus First Session

*Exodus second session

*Exodus third session


Updated Covid restrictions and Social Distancing regulations – a message from our Chaplain

Dear All

 As you know I have been trying always to ensure that our compliance with Government COVID restrictions conform to legal interpretation from our lawyer, Mrs. Papatsori.

I was able to speak with her this morning. Nothing has changed yet in terms of 1 person per 15sqm inside the church – double masking. Outside we should be 2 metres away from each other, seated.

Free self-testing for those ‘essential for the worship’ has now ended. Instead a Vaccination certificate is required – either the Greek one or the EU COVID passport, proving that the individual is vaccinated (or a CPR test, 72 hrs before, or a more recent negative self-test.) I have to hold a copy of this certificate in the church. People around the altar, the Wardens, and Sidesperson, should provide one of the forms of certification in order to undertake their duty. The same is required for those attending the Swedish Mass.

Coffee after the service is still not permitted – ‘by analogy’ (the phrase used by the Government regulators) coffee would have to be at tables, no one standing, tables socially distanced, ‘coffee servers’ masked and tested. Clearly we cannot comply with this as yet. Let’s hope for the future….

The Government seems keen to progress by encouragements or advantages towards vaccination. We will see how this affects the churches.

Thanks for continued patience.

Fr. Leonard

The lord is my shepherd

Service for the 5th Sunday of Easter at St Paul’s Athens and on Zoom

Fr. Leonard will lead the worship and preach.


Priest:                Alleluia. Christ is risen!

All:                     He is risen indeed. Alleluia!


1 The Lord’s my shepherd, I’ll not want.
He makes me down to lie
in pastures green; he leadeth me
the quiet waters by.


2 My soul he doth restore again,
and me to walk doth make
within the paths of righteousness,
e’en for his own name’s sake.


3 Yea, though I walk in death’s dark vale,
yet will I fear none ill,
for thou art with me and thy rod
and staff me comfort still.


4 My table thou hast furnished
in presence of my foes.
My head thou dost with oil anoint,
and my cup overflows.


5 Goodness and mercy all my life
shall surely follow me,
and in God’s house forevermore
my dwelling place shall be.



Assistant:         Christ our Passover lamb has been sacrificed for us. Let us therefore rejoice by

putting away all malice and evil and confessing our sins with a sincere and pure heart .

There follows a short period of silence and stillness


He is risen

Service for the 4th Sunday of Easter 23rd May 2021 at St Paul’s Athens and on Zoom

Deacon Christine is leading the worship and Fr. Leonard is the preacher.


Deacon:            Alleluia. Christ is risen!

All:                     He is risen indeed. Alleluia!


O praise ye the Lord!
Praise him in the height;
rejoice in his word,
ye angels of light;
ye heavens, adore him
by whom ye were made,
and worship before him,
in brightness arrayed.

O praise ye the Lord!
Praise him upon earth,
in tuneful accord,
ye sons of new birth;
praise him who hath brought you
his grace from above,
praise him who hath taught you
to sing of his love.

O praise ye the Lord!
All things that give sound;
each jubilant chord
re-echo around;
loud organs, his glory
forth tell in deep tone,
and sweet harp, the story
of what he hath done.


O praise ye the Lord!
Thanksgiving and song
to him be outpoured
all ages along!
For love in creation,
for heaven restored,
for grace of salvation,
O praise ye the Lord!


He is risen

Service for the 3rd Sunday of Easter: 16th May 2021 at St Paul’s and on Zoom


Fr. Leonard is leading the worship and is preaching.


Priest:            Alleluia. Christ is risen!

All:                 He is risen indeed. Alleluia!


Ye choirs of new Jerusalem,                        (tune St. Fulbert)
Your sweetest notes employ,
The Paschal victory to hymn
In strains of holy joy.

For Judah’s Lion bursts His chains,
Crushing the serpent’s head;
And cries aloud through death’s domains
To wake th’imprison’d dead.

Devouring depths of hell
Their prey at His command restore;
His ransom’d hosts pursue their way
Where Jesus goes before.

Triumphant in His glory now
To Him all power is given;
To Him in one communion bow
All saints in earth and heaven.

While we, His soldiers, praise our King,
His mercy we implore,
Within His palace bright to bring
And keep us evermore.

All glory to the Father be,
All glory to the Son,
All glory, Holy Ghost, to Thee,
While endless ages run.


He is risen

Service for the 2nd Sunday of Easter: 9th May 202 at St Paul’s and on Zoom

Fr. Leonard is leading the worship and Deacon Christine is preaching.


Priest:            Alleluia. Christ is risen!

All:                 He is risen indeed. Alleluia!


1 Alleluia! Alleluia!
Hearts to heav’n and voices raise;
sing to God a hymn of gladness,
sing to God a hymn of praise:
he who on the cross a victim
for the world’s salvation bled,
Jesus Christ, the King of Glory,
now is risen from the dead.


2 Christ is risen, Christ the first-fruits
of the holy harvest field,
which will all its full abundance
at his second coming yield:
then the golden ears of harvest
will their heads before him wave,
ripened by his glorious sunshine
from the furrows of the grave.


3 Alleluia! Alleluia!
Glory be to God on high;
alleluia to the Saviour,
who has won the victory;
alleluia to the Spirit,
fount of love and sanctity.
Alleluia! Alleluia
to the Triune Majesty


Assistant:      Christ our Passover lamb has been sacrificed for us. Let us therefore rejoice by

putting away all malice and evil and confessing our sins with a sincere and pure heart .


130 lilies

Easter Lilies

A big thank you to all those who donated 130 lilies in memory of their loved ones. you can see the virtual lilies above and below, the  beautiful flower arrangements that were placed in the Church for Easter Sunday.. The names of your loved ones are given below and will also be written in the Easter Book of  Remembrance, which will be available to view in the Church when it re-opens.

Once again we are hugely grateful to Mary Pelides for making these wonderful flower arrangements to decorate the Church.




Maurice Ashford


Ann Skinner,


Hardy, Lounton and Griffin families

Anthony Antoniadis. Christine Woodlands  . Karl Darley.


Donald Orr, Carolyn Grandstaff,  Costas Makaritis,
Sandra Makaritis
Marjorie, Dimitris, Pat, Mary, Mario,

Zoe, Pantelis ,Maria, Anastasia, Vera.


Maria, Paraskevas, Maria, Eftsathios, George, Ephraim, Salome, Momo 8


Matilda Amartey family


Jenkins/Dedes Families


Angela Hutton, Pat Mills, Pam Nicholson, John and Roseabelle Newton, Arthur and Rose Wayt, Moscha Arabopoulou, Peter Contraros. Alex maroukis Dimitri maroukis, Wendy mansell


Jack and Margery Bradley