Liturgy 30:08:2020

Service for the Last Sunday after Trinity – 23rd October 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. Welcome to The Revd. Gary Grady from the South Cheltenham Team, and Area Dean of Cheltenham. He comes with the Cantores choir from Cheltenham. Fr. Gary will preside and preach. Nelly Paraskevopoulou is assisting. Fr. Leonard and Deacon Christine are in Prague for the Archdeaconry Synod.

 

Introit:    If ye love me  (Thomas Tallis)

 

Entrance Hymn   427  O praise ye 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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Harvest Festival is celebrated by the Anglican Church in Greece

Last Sunday The Anglican Church in Greece celebrated their Harvest Festivals in two locations 360km apart!

 

St Paul’s Anglican Church Athens travelled up by bus to the Winery and Vineyard of the Kokotos Estate where we were guests of our old friends Anne Kokotos & her Family.  Surrounded by vineyards and fruits of the harvest, we held our service of thanksgiving for the Harvest.  After the service there was an opportunity to taste and purchase a selection of wines before making our way down through the beautiful grounds to the wonderful marquee where a delicious buffet lunch awaited us. Afterwards there was music and entertainment and everyone got on the floor and danced. At the end of the afternoon a happy but tired  congregation made their way back to the bus for the journey back to Athens.

Our thanks to Anne Kokotos and her family for their generous hospitality and to the pupils of Byron School for giving up their Sunday to come and assist with serving the buffet lunch.

 

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Community Connect Coffee Morning

Just  to remind you our coffee morning is on Wednesday 16th November  in our Winter Venue, The Swedish Centre, Sotiros 7, Plaka 105-58, from 11am until 1pm.  On sale there will be books, good quality second hand clothing, preserves, & handmade cards for all occasions. Come along for coffee, chat & cake, meeting or making new friends. 
We are now taking small donations of Winter clothing for the coffee mornings.
 
We do have a church service before the coffee morning starting at 10am if anyone would like to attend. 
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Cantores Chamber Choir Saturday 22nd October 2022

CANTORES CHAMBER CHOIR

                                 Saturday 22th October 2022, 19:00

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

Cantores Chamber Choir is a choir of 30 dedicated singers formed in 1991 and based at the Cotswolds, England, an area of outstanding natural beauty, as designated in 1966 , with the unique golden-coloured Cotswold stone.

The choir perform a cappella three programme a year around the Cotswolds . Occasionally  it is accompanied by an organ or a small orchestra. In 2018 the choir had a successful trip to Belgium, where they performed at the Saint Jakobskerk, Brugge.

The choir loves to sing old music but also enjoys the challenge of new music. In its Athenian visit, the choir is going to present a programme of  western classical music, mostly a cappella , under the  musical direction of Simon Harper.

Organized by: CANTORES CHAMBER CHOIR

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Harvest Blog 2021

Harvest Festival 9th October 2022

Kokotos Winery Athens

Opening hymn:

We plough the fields, and scatter
the good seed on the land,
but it is fed and watered
by God’s almighty hand:
he sends the snow in winter,
the warmth to swell the grain,
the breezes, and the sunshine,
and soft, refreshing rain.

Refrain:
All good gifts around us
are sent from heaven above;
then thank the Lord, O thank the Lord,
for all his love.

2 He only is the maker
of all things near and far;
he paints the wayside flower,
he lights the evening star;
the winds and waves obey him,
by him the birds are fed;
much more to us, his children,
he gives our daily bread. [Refrain]

3 We thank thee then, O Father,
for all things bright and good,
the seed-time and the harvest,
our life, our health, our food.
Accept the gifts we offer
for all thy love imparts,
and, what thou most desirest,
our humble, thankful hearts. [Refrain]

 

Priest: Grace, mercy and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ

All:  and also with you.

 

The priest welcomes everyone to the liturgy. The deacon then leads the Confession

 

Deacon: God’s whole creation groans.  We confess our sin in penitence and faith.

 

Deacon: Consider the birds of the air; they do not sow or gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Lord have mercy.

All: Lord have mercy

Deacon: Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they do not toil or spin, yet even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Christ have mercy.

All: Christ have mercy

Deacon: How little faith we have. Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness. Lord have mercy.

All: Christ have mercy.

The priest then pronounces the words of Absolution.

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Liturgy 30:08:2020

Service for the 16th Sunday after Trinity – 2nd October 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   

 

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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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.

Liturgy 30:08:2020

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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Liturgy 30:08:2020

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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