Saturday of Souls - 2nd, 9th and 16th of March 2019
We need to pray for our departed loved ones as regularly as possible. Beyond our personal prayers for their souls, Memorial Services are conducted at the church or the cemetery on the 40th day, the 3rd month, 6th month, 9th month, the 12th month, and annually thereafter. There are also four ‘Saturdays of Souls’ on which we are asked to remember all members of our family and our friends who have departed this world – three before Easter and one after Easter.
What do we do? We sit down contemplatively, preferably with the whole family, and write down the names of those for whom we would like the Church to pray for. The list of names should be titled either with a cross (+) or with the word ‘Departed’. We come to church on the day with a small plate of boiled wheat (kollyva) (at St Spyridon Church such plates of kollyva are available at the entrance) and place it on one of the designated tables and light a candle on the kollyva. During the service, the names will be read out by the Priest and prayed for.
St Spyridon Senior Fellowship on Tuesday evenings
Discover the beauty of Orthodoxy with St Spyridon Senior Fellowship led by Fr Steven in English. Fellowship is held on Tuesday evenings from 7.30 till 8.30 pm in the Parish Hall and is open to all adults - we look forward to seeing you there!
Program of Holy Services for February and March 2019
Download the English program and Greek program of Holy Services during February and March to be held at St Spyridon Church.
English Divine Liturgy Services
The Divine Liturgy in ENGLISH is conducted at St Spyridon church on the first SATURDAY evening of each month from 7 – 8.15 p.m. The next Divine Liturgy service in English is Saturday, 2 March 2019 from 7pm.
Can’t make it to the Saturday evening services? Download and save the mp3 of the Divine Liturgy Service in English recorded at St Spyridon Church.
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St Spyridon Parish is using all possible means to reach out to its people which is why St Spyridon Parish has a Facebook page. And as many of you already know, our Parish Priest Fr Steven Scoutas is also on Facebook.
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