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Lent, Holy Week and Easter 2019


Fr James’ sessions will continue through

Lent, with a focus on some of the ‘marks’ of

the Christian life.

These three sessions would make a good

‘standalone’ series even if you are unable to

commit to all the other sessions.


Weds 13th March, 12.30hrs, Swedish centre

Sacrifice & generosity

Weds 27th March, 10.45hrs, St Paul’s

Community & mission

Weds 10th April, 12.30pm, Swedish Centre

Community Connect

Join with friends old and new for coffee and cake

Central Athens – Weds 13th March, 10.30 –

12.30, Swedish Centre

Kifissia – Weds 20th March, 10.00 – 12.00,

Loida Home for the Elderly


Ash Wednesday: March 6th

Liturgy with Ashes at 10.00hrs

Palm Sunday: April 14th

Liturgy with outside Procession and

Blessing of Palms at 10.15hrs

Great (Maundy) Thursday: April 18th

Liturgy and Procession to the Altar of Repose

at 20.00hrs*

Great (Good) Friday: April 19th

Liturgy of the Day with Veneration of the Cross

at 13.30hrs*

Great (Holy Saturday): April 20th

Easter Ceremonies with Lighting of the New

Fire, Vigil and First Mass of Easter

at 20.00hrs*

Easter Sunday: April 21st

Holy Liturgy at 10.15hrs*

followed by Easter Breakfast in the church garden

Swedish Mass at 18.00hrs

Choral Evensong at 20.00hrs

*Archdeacon Colin Williams will be the



Taize Worship

Inspired by the monastic Taize community in

France, these seven Wednesday evening

Lenten services are a way to focus ourselves

on God, to contemplate the beauty and

mystery of existence, and to help relieve the

stresses of the day.

In the peace-filled space of the sanctuary of

the second floor of the Swedish Centre, in

the glow of candlelight, these services

provide an uncomplicated framework for

quiet meditation, reflection, readings and


You are encouraged to participate as the

Spirit moves you, whether in song, prayer, or

quiet meditation, so that a deep quiet may

grow in your heart.

Dates: March 6, 13, 20, 27 &

April 3, 10, 17

Time: 19:30 (starting promptly)

Venue: Church of Sweden in Greece

Deadalou 18, Plaka

Services in English (some songs in Latin)

St. Paul’s Anglican Church and the Swedish

Lutheran congregation in co-operation


Lent Bible Study

For a few weeks we will study together a

selection of passages from St. Mark’s


Together we will use the bible study method

called Lectio Divina to study the scriptures

quietly and reflectively.

Dates: March 7, 14, 21, 28 &

April 4

Time: 19.00 – 20.00 (starting promptly)

Venue: Karneadou 6 (2nd floor), Kolonaki

We will have to limit the group to the first 10

people who sign up

The list is available in church


Understanding the Liturgy

At the 10.15am Liturgy each Sunday in Lent

(not March 31st which is ‘Mothering Sunday’)

Fr. Leonard will focus his pulpit teaching on

the study of the Liturgy.

Sunday 10th March: The sacrament of


Sunday 17th March: The sacrament of


Sunday 24th March: The sacrament of Prayer

Sunday 7th April: The sacrament of Offering

Sunday 14th April: The sacrament of Mission

Each sermon will be accompanied by a

printed handout

Cross Lent

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