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On the first Friday of every month there is a monthly gathering in our parish. We start with a few evening prayers in the Church, followed by some warming homemade soup and a chance to meet others and chat. After this Father John usually gives a topical talk about living the Orthodox Faith, with an opportunity to ask questions and participate in a friendly discussion.
All welcome! Come along to any part of the evening that you can!
“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour which is Christ the Lord”
The supermarkets are already full of Christmas lights, tacky tinsel, fat Father Christmases, and red nosed reindeer, but where can you get cards, gifts and presents that reflect the real reason for the season?
Help put the Christ back into Christmas. Tell your friends what it is really about with an Orthodox icon card available from our shop.
Lots of Orthodox Christmas cards and gifts are available in our bookshop – open after every major service.
For further information regarding this or other products from our Gift and Book Shop please contact Fr. Evangelos.
All monies raised through our Gift and Book Shop go towards the upkeep of our church, so your custom is warmly appreciated.
Friday 21st October – Vespers and service of the passion of St. Demetrios 1800-1900
Saturday 22 October – Vespers and service of Salutations to St Demetrios 1700-1800
Sunday 23 October – 6th of Luke, James brother of the Lord Matins – Divine Liturgy 0900-1230
Followed by Traditional fete in the Hall with Greek and Cypriot food souvlakia, koupes, loukoumades etc
Monday 24 October Vigil including Vespers – Burial Service of St. Demetrios – Matins – Divine Liturgy – Meal in Church Hall 2100-0030
Tuesday 25 October Great Festal Vespers and procession with the relics and holy icon of St Demetrios with His Grace Athanasios Bishop of Tropaeou presiding 1900-2030
Wednesday 26 October Great Martyr Demetrios of Thessalonica the Myrrh- Gusher.
Matins and Archiepiscopal Divine Liturgy Procession of the Holy Relics and Icon of St. Demetrius. 0830- 1300
with His Eminence Archbishop Gregorios of Thyateira and Great Britain officiating
FEAST Following the service a traditional fair shall take place in the church hall
Thursday 27 October Nestor the martyr and disciple of St. Demetrios Matins and Divine Liturgy – Procession of the Holy Icon of St. Nestor – Artoklasia 0900-1130
Friday 28 October The Holy Protection of the Mother of God Matins – Divine Liturgy – Procession of the Holy Icon of Panayia Portaitissa – Artoklasia Doxology for 28th October 1940 0900-1200
St. Demetrios Greek School has served the community of Enfield since 1971. Over 45 years, our goal has always remained the same; teaching of the Greek language and preserving the ethnic, cultural and religious identity of our children. We have our own school building, based in the grounds of St. Demetrios Church in Edmonton and teach children from 4-17 years old. Children are taught to read, write and speak Greek and are prepared for GCSE and A’ Level exams. The results speak for themselves and we are very proud of our students for achieving excellent results each year.
In addition, children learn our Greek culture, customs, religion and traditional songs and dance.
We run 2 sessions per week, so you can choose a time to suit your family so that your child can attend on an ongoing basis.
Choose from either:
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 5.45pm – 7.45pm (children attend both evenings)
Saturday morning: 9.30am – 1.30pm
Our school welcomes new students at any time during the school year providing spaces are available
Adults wishing to learn Greek are welcome to join our adult classes every Tuesday from 6pm – 7.30pm
School Office: 020 803 1817
Email: st.demetriosgreeksch@ gmail.com (removed the gap)
On Sunday 3rd July we had our first Enfield Greek Festival. Fr. John and Fr Evangelos’ prayers paid off, as the sun stayed, the weather was beautiful, and three times as many people as we expected arrived.
We had a full programme of Greek entertainment, with fantastic musical accompaniment from the talented Kourelou, dances from our Greek school, Mosaic youth choir, and others. The ladies of the parish did us proud with their baking talents, and of course there was souvlaki.
The event was to raise money so that we could send disadvantaged children to Summer Camp but also to start our fundraising drive for the Church roof which is badly in need of repair. This will run into several thousands, but is necessary if we are to continue to hold Church services and many happy events such as christenings and weddings in the future.
We hope to have the official photos up soon, on a dedicated part of the site, with many thanks too to all our sponsors who’ll also be named there.
A masssive thank you to Fr. John Hookway and Presbytera Vassilia for initiating this. Fr Evangelos for all his hard work too. Thanks are also due to Stavroula Prodromou and her dedicated teachers who put together such a wonderful programme. Mr Kypros Nicholas, president of our community, who also sponsored the band. Myroulla and friends for their catering skills, and many many others.
Thanks also to the team of volunteers on the Festival Committee who spent months planning this and putting it all together.
The Hellenic TV report on the whole event is below: