Jul 12, 2020
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.