Greek Orthodox Church in Golders Green
The Orthodox Church is committed to serving the world both physically and spiritually. Our church holds a weekly Sunday School, where children can learn about the Orthodox faith. We hold classes for adults immediately after this; if you are interested in attending, please contact the church and speak to Father Vasileos. As well as being committed to the spiritual well being of our congregation, we are concerned with the health of the local and wider community. We have an Environment Initiative, outreach with the homeless and elderly communities, Community Events and much more. To get involved please Contact The Church – all are welcome.
If you would like to know details of liturgies, vespers and matins for this month please see April’s Timetable. For information on ‘Orthodox Easter Holy Week 2014′, visit: Orthodox Easter Holy Week 2014
REMEMBER: Holy Liturgy in English every month
We are currently compiling information of all orthodox events in London. We are hoping to produce a small magazine which has these details so that Orthodox youth and others can find local events and other things of interest. If you would like to contribute to our next issue, please email Father Vassilios. For detailed news of upcoming events in Archangel Michael and the Holy Cross, please visit and join our Facebook page or speak to one of the parish priests.
REMEMBER: Library Cards now on Sale in Church
Congregation from our church have been working hard to create a Church Library. If you would like to make a specific contribution to this cause, please Contact Us. We have, to date, been kindly donated funds which have allowed us to buy just under 200 books within Theology and Philosophy.
Pictures showing how Orthodox Christians remember Pascha, (Easter Holy Week) can be Found Below.
Verse of the Week
He who keeps the commandment keeps his life; he who despises the word will die. He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will repay him for his deed. Discipline your son while there is hope; do not set your heart on his destruction. A man of great wrath will pay the penalty; for if you deliver him, you will only have to do it again. Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom for the future. Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the LORD that will be established. What is desired in a man is loyalty, and a poor man is better than a liar. The fear of the LORD leads to life; and he who has it rests satisfied; he will not be visited by harm. The sluggard buries his hand in the dish, and will not even bring it back to his mouth. Strike a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence; reprove a man of understanding, and he will gain knowledge.
(The reading is from Proverbs 19:16-25)
Reading From the Synaxarion
The holy Martyr Calliopius was from Perga in Pamphylia, brought up in piety by his godly mother Theocleia. When the persecution of Maximian broke out, Saint Calliopius presented himself of his own accord before the Governor Maximus in Pompeiopolis of Galatia. After he had suffered many torments, his mother visited him in prison and encouraged him in his martyrdom. After this, his thrice-blessed mother, upon learning that he was to be crucified on Holy and Great Thursday, bribed the tyrants to defer it one day, that he might imitate the Lord’s Crucifixion on the same day that He suffered it. The holy Martyr Calliopius received the crown of martyrdom on Holy and Great Friday in the year 304, being crucified upside down.