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

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.

Orthodox Bible Reading

At that time, Jesus called to him his twelve disciples and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits. He charged them to take nothing for their journey except a staff; no bread, no bag, no money in their belts; but to wear sandals and not put on two tunics. And he said to them, “Where you enter a house, stay there until you leave the place. And if any place will not receive you and they refuse to hear you, when you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet for a testimony against them.” So they went out and preached that men should repent. And they cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many that were sick and healed them.

(The reading is from Mark 6:7-13 )

Reading From the SynaxarionSaints Sophia, Elpitha, Bistis & Ayabi

Sophia & her three daughters: Faith, Hope, and Love

These Saints were from Italy and contested for the Faith about the year 126, during the reign of the Emperor Hadrian. Faith was twelve years old, Hope, ten, and Love, nine; each was tormented and then beheaded, from the eldest to the youngest. Their mother Sophia mourned at their grave for three days, where she also fell asleep in peace; because of her courageous endurance in the face of her daughters’ sufferings, she is also counted a martyr. The name Sophia means “wisdom” in Greek; as for her daughters’ names, Faith, Hope, and Love (Charity), they are Pistis, Elpis, and Agape in Greek, and Vera, Nadezhda, and Lyubov in Russian