Greek Orthodox Church in Golders Green
Christos Anesti (Christ is Risen!). If you would like to know details of liturgies, vespers and matins for this month, please see May’s Program. Between 28th April and 5th May, our church celebrated the Holy Pascha; recalling Christ’s journey into Jerusalem, his sufferings, burial and glorious resurrection. Pictures of several of these days can be Found Below.
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 Youth Coordinator.
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 100 books within Theology and Philosophy. Library cards will be issued to those interested soon.
For detailed news of these and other events in Archangel Michael and the Holy Cross, please visit and join our Facebook page or speak to one of the parish priests.
Verse of the Week
The Lord said to the Jews who believed in him: “I am the bread of life; he who comes to me shall not hunger, and he who believes in me shall never thirst. But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe. All that the Father gives me will come to me; and him who comes to me I will not cast out. For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him who sent me; and this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up at the last day.
(The reading is from John 6:35-39)
Reading From the Synaxarion
This Martyr was from the city of Amasia on the Black Sea, and a nephew of Saint Theodore the Tyro (Feb. 17). When his fellow Martyrs Eutropius and Cleonicus had been crucified (see Mar.8), Basiliscus was shut up in prison. As he was praying the Lord to count him also worthy to finish his course as a martyr, the Lord appeared to him, telling him first to go to his kinsmen and bid them farewell, which he did. When it was learned that he had left the prison, soldiers came after him, and brought him to Comana of Cappadocia, compelling him to walk in iron shoes set with nails. He was beheaded at Comana, and his body was cast into the river, during the reign of Diocletian (284-305).