My dear spiritual children, parishioners, friends,
We find ourselves once again in the difficult situation of not being able to congregate and worship freely. Our Archbishop is in continuous close contact with the civic authorities, and provides us solid guidance regarding what is and what is not allowable during this second lockdown. This is certainly a disruption of our liturgical life.
I understand that one of the reasons this second lockdown has been imposed is to hope to recover from the Covid-19 second wave to some extent, in anticipation of the Christmas period. The government may do this primarily to protect businesses around that time, but it also works for us and for our spiritual life.
Therefore, I would encourage you to think of this second, and hopefully shorter lockdown, as an additional sacrifice that may nevertheless allow us to take the steps and celebrate the unique, unprecedented and unrepeatable act of the Incarnation of God.
Let us be patient, once more, during this difficult time, let us remain strong, and let us hope that the advance pandemic will be stopped for now, and hopefully permanently soon.
I pray for all of you. Let us all pray for each other, and let us think of this time when we will miss each other, as a chance to forgive each other, to ask God and those around us for forgiveness, so that when we gather again we may show our gladness.
With the blessing of the Lord, and with all my love,
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Καλώς ήρθατε στην ιστοσελίδα τής Ελληνικής Ορθόδοξης Εκκλησίας Προφήτη Ηλία του Reading, Ηνωμένου Βασιλείου. Ο στόχος μας είναι η ενημέρωση σας προς τις λειτουργίες και υπηρεσίες της εκκλησίας και της Κοινότητας μας, καθώς και τις δραστηριότητες των επιτροπών μας.
Η Επιτροπή μας προσπαθεί με τη βοήθειά σας να στηρίξει την Κοινότητα μας και τη συνέχιση της Ελληνικής ορθόδοξης εκπαίδευσης, πολιτισμού και ηθικής..
Please ask if you require any special visits, we may be able to arrange them for you.
Παρακαλώ ρωτήστε εάν χρειάζεστε οποιεσδήποτε ειδικές επισκέψεις.
We have regular Services either in Greek or in English, with Coffee after.
From 10:30am Until 13:30pm
1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday of each month
2nd Sunday of each month
4th Sunday of each month
Please Note: We have no Greek or English Services on these days, the church is reserved for Serbian Services.