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 welcome.
REMEMBER: Holy Liturgy in English 15th March
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
When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, so that they might go and anoint Jesus. And very early on the first day of the week they went to the tomb when the sun had risen. And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the door of the tomb?” And looking up, they saw that the stone was rolled back, for it was very large. And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe; and they were amazed. And he said to them, “Do not be amazed; you seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen, he is not here; see the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him, as he told you.” And they went out and fled from the tomb; for trembling and astonishment had come upon them; and they said nothing to any one, for they were afraid.
(The reading is from Mark 16:1-8)
Reading From the Synaxarion
The foregoing two parables — especially that of the Prodigal Son — have presented to us God’s extreme goodness and love for man. But lest certain persons, putting their confidence in this alone, live carelessly, squandering upon sin the time given them to work out their salvation, and death suddenly snatch them away, the most divine Fathers have appointed this day’s feast commemorating Christ’s impartial Second Coming, through which we bring to mind that God is not only the Friend of man, but also the most righteous Judge, Who recompenses to each according to his deeds.
It is the aim of the holy Fathers, through bringing to mind that fearful day, to rouse us from the slumber of carelessness unto the work of virtue, and to move us to love and compassion for our brethren. Besides this, even as on the coming Sunday of Cheese-fare we commemorate Adam’s exile from the Paradise of delight — which exile is the beginning of life as we know it now — it is clear that today’s is reckoned the last of all feasts, because on the last day of judgment, truly, everything of this world will come to an end.
All foods, except meat and meat products, are allowed during the week that follows this Sunday.