Greek Orthodox Church in Golders Green
The Orthodox Church is committed to serving the world both physically and spiritually. Calling all to the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church. Our church holds a weekly Sunday School, where children can learn about the Orthodox faith in a fun and engaging manner. 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. The Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Cross and Archangel Michael has an active Environment Initiative, outreach with the homeless and elderly communities, an onsite library and hosts many Community Events. 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 visit Programme for September 2014.
REMEMBER: Library Cards now on Sale in Church
REMEMBER: Holy Liturgy in English 20th September 9am-10.15am
Orthodox Texts and Bible Verses
At that time, Jesus came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up; and he went to the synagogue, as his custom was, on the sabbath day. And he stood up to read; and there was given to him the book of the prophet Isaiah. He opened the book and found the place where it was written, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.” And he closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant, and sat down; and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. And he began to say to them, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” And all spoke well of him, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth.
(The reading is from Luke 4:16-22)
Reading From the Synaxarion
Synaxis of the Recovery of the Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos of Miasenae
The Synaxis of the Most Holy Theotokos of Miasenae is celebrated today because of the wonder that was wrought when her holy icon, which was cast into the lake call Zaguru in order to prevent it from being desecrated by the Iconoclast, miraculously arose intact from the depths of the lake after many years.