Our parish announces with great sadness the passing of our beloved sister in Christ, Athanasia (Anastasia) Konstantas. She will always be remembered as a deeply spiritual and humble person filled with a great love for Christ and His Church.
She will be sadly missed by her family and our Church!
Her funeral will be on Tuesday the 21st of July at 10.30 a.m.
May her memory be eternal!
Our parish will start face-to-face fellowship at the OLD CHURCH at 13-15 TUNBRIDGE STREET, MASCOT from 23rd of July (7pm start) with a continuation of our talks on 'The Holy Sacraments (Mysteries) of the Church.' We are blessed to have the following speaker:
Thursday, 23rd July, 'Holy Confession' by the Very Revd Fr Anastasios Bozikis (Lecturer in Church History, St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College).
5th Sunday of Matthew and Feast of Sts Paisios the Athonite and Sophrony of Essex.
A litany of their Holy Icons followed the Divine Liturgy.
At the end Fr Athanasios spoke to the congregation about the worrying developments in Turkey with the disgraceful decision taken by the Turkish President to convert the Church of Hagia Sophia into a mosque once again. He encouraged everyone to pray for His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and the Orthodox community in Constantinople by asking the faithful to kneel whilst Fr Athanasios read a special prayer infront of the Holy altar.
Special thanks to Eirini Alligiannis for taking these beautiful photos.
We are sharing again a presentation given by Dr. Andrew Mellas on the Church of Hagia Sophia in Constantinople and its significance in Orthodox worship.
For us Christians Hagia Sophia will always remain an Orthodox place of worship as it was originally intended to be. It is not a museum nor a mosque.
We pray that our Lord protects our Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and the small Orthodox population in Istanbul. Historically, big changes in Turkey always bring a persecution of religious minorities there.
Photos from our English Divine Liturgy. Our Parish will be serving an English Divine Liturgy on every 2nd Thursday of each month. The next one will be on Thursday the 13th of August at 7pm.
Please look at the comment section for a clip from the service.
Photos from Eirini Alligiannis-our amazing photographer.