Wednesday 27 April 2011

Holy & Great Friday

A. The Holy Cross in front of the Icon-screen

B. Decorating the Epitaphios

C. The Service of Vespers

Tuesday 26 April 2011

Holy Thursday evening

We shall start from today presenting pictures from Holy Week, as was experienced in our new Church at our Community. The following photos are from Holy Thursday evening:

Thursday 21 April 2011

Holy Unction

Yesterday in our Greek Orthodox calendar it was the Great and Holy Wednesday.

Last night we celebrated in our Church the Sacrament of Holy Unction. The Sacrament of Holy Unction is offered for the healing of soul and body and for forgiveness of sins.

At the conclusion of the Service of the Sacrament, the body is anointed with oil, and the grace of God, which heals infirmities of soul and body, is called down upon each person.

Mr. Makis Pantzopoulos, who is the Consul General of Greece in London, attended the Service and was also anointed with the holy oil. At the end he offered his Easter wishes to the congregation.

After the Holy Unction we sang the Service of Matins. During that Service we had taken the icon of the Last Supper from the Sanctuary and placed it in front of the icon-screen for all people to come and venerate.