New announcement from Holy Archbishopric 17/03/2020

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Dear English Speaking Members,
 
Sadly we will have to stop our English liturgies until Pascha for two reasons.  As you may have already heard, according the latest announcement of Holy Archbishopric,  only 10 persons can attend the services of the church including the chanters.  And secondly,  father Nichalas has been trapped in USA because of the current situation.  He kindly asks your prayers. 
 
Also according to our Bishop father Christoforos of Karpasia, priests  will not be receiving confession until Pascha.  
 
I truly understand your desire to receive Holy Communion even from the Greek speaking churches, but as you already realize it will be difficult. Don't feel bad about all this.  Think more  positively.  I already said to my spiritual children that I feel that God has put all of us to a penance, because we are not worthy to receive Holy Communion.  It is a good opportunity through this period to evaluate the quality of Holy Communion and the spiritual gifts that God is giving as daily through His Church.  Saint Mary of Egypt, was living in the desert and Abba Zosimas was visiting her in the desert once every year to give her Holy Communion.  I think that no one of us considers himself  more worthy  than this great saint of Egypt. 
 
Let us humble ourselves and ask continuously the mercy of God.  Let us motivate ourselves to pray more at home, even getting on our knees and show real repentance for our sins!  God allowed all this because we need to become true Christians by undergoing through this penance with prayer and humility.
I cordially wish you strength and patience.  God is working out something really good out of all this!  He allows all this because he truly loves us. 
For latest news, I will be keeping you informed through this page.   
 
Frather  Ioannis
 
 

Holy Archbishopric's announcement about Corona Virus situation

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According to today's Holy Archbishopric's

 

announcement, all homilies and

church classes are postponed until the 20th of March. 

 

However, all services in

 

the church will be held regularly. 

 

On Sunday our English liturgy will start at

8.30am.  

Preparing for the greatest journey

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As the sharp edge of winter cuts across February and early March with its long shadows and long cold nights, Orthodox Christians know that this time of year is the herald of Great Lent, that solemn but beautiful 40-day journey to the death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. With anticipation we look forward to that Lenten journey and what awaits us at the end of our spiritual travels — the “feast of feasts,” that great day of Pascha in which we proclaim, “Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death.” We celebrate that Christ has transformed death from a horrible finality to a wonderful passage into eternal life. Great Lent is that great gift given to us by the Church to help us prepare ourselves, to make ready, for the joy which is to come.

"Go ye therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit"

Mathew 28:19