Each Thursday evening at 7:00pm, before Fellowship, we pray the Service of the Small Paraklesis to the Mother of God. Led by Fr Demos, the faithful chant together with one voice in prayer to our Heavenly Mother. We have some Paraklesis books provided on the night, or you can bring your one from home. Please note that during Great Lent, instead of the Paraklesis, the Great Compline Service is chanted each week.
The Paraklesis is a prayer service to the Mother of God, our Most Holy Theotokos. It can be prayed at any time, especially in times of trouble, illness and thanksgiving. On each evening of the first 15 days of August, except for Saturdays, during the period of the fast for the Dormition of our Panagia, we pray the Paraklesis, alternating each night between the Great Paraklesis and the Small Paraklesis. In the prayers we ask our sweetest Mother Mary to pray for us to her Son, our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Download a recording of the Service of the Small Paraklesis to the Mother of God
Download the text of the Service of the Small Paraklesis to the Mother of God
Download the text of the Service of the Great Paraklesis to the Mother of God
A few words about our Most Holy and loving Mother of God, Mary, our dear Panagia.