The Commemoration Service for His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, at Ayia Kyriaki, Friday 16th April 2021.
A good number of people came to Ayia Kyriaki for the Commemorative service for HRH Prince Philip that was held last Friday afternoon. It was good to see parishioners from St Paul’s Catholic Parish joining us and to be able to welcome Father Jim to the service, along with other friends. Our thoughts and prayers were directed by liturgical material provided by the Church of England and the Church of Scotland. Prince Philip’s early life was very effectively recounted with material taken from the Independent’s obituary notice. There was even reference to Prince Philip’s Greek Orthodox heritage with the use of the traditional Orthodox Kontakion for the departed. While, we might have lacked the grandeur of the big occasion, our rich but simple service provided all with an opportunity to mark the death of the Queen’s husband with dignity and respect – as he deserved.
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The Pet Blessing Service: Monday 5th of October, twenty dogs and thirty-four owners and friends gathered for the annual service, combined with the Roman Catholics, to bless our pets. It was wonderful to have Archbishop Michael and Julia attending and for Archbishop Michael to be involved in the service.
It is always a simple service of blessing but somehow being outdoors, in the grounds of Ayia Kyriaki, adds greatly to it all. Thank you to Father Jim for his enthusiasm in making sure that this service happens and for all who came to support us.
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At last we finally have our new Associate Priest!
The Reverend Ken Waters was Licensed by Archbishop Michael on Sunday 4th October.
Archbishop Michael, plus Bishop George, the Metropolitan of the Bishopric of Paphos whose beautiful cathedral we were kindly allowed to use for the service, plus Archdeacon Christopher, visiting clergy and representatives from other Parishes on the Island, Archbishop Michael’s PA, Georgia Katsantonis and Ken’s wife Wendy together with over 80 parishioners from all three of our churches here in Paphos, attended the service.
After the service, amidst congratulations we moved to refreshments – the first time in months that we had gathered as parishioners to socialize, legally together.
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Mini Golf on May 18th was a huge success with 49 members, friends and neighbours joining in and having fun.
The men’s trophy went to Alan Burge from Ayia Kyriaki and joint winners, Jane Dirienzo and Linda Turner from St Stephen’s share the ladies trophy. Not to be overlooked were those folk who achieved a hole-in-one notably: Terry Dirienzo, Di Sylvester and Linda Turner. A big thank you to Margaret Keeble (with the help of her visitors) for a superb buffet – After expenses were deducted and after Margaret’s kind donation for some of the food, we are able to donate €240.00 to church funds.