At that time, as Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax office; and he said to him, "Follow me." And he rose and followed him.
Matthew 9,9

Friday, 19 April 2013

Fr John Maitland Moir's Funeral

Dear Friends,

Father John Maitland Moir reposed in peace on the 16th April at 12:48 am.
His death was peaceful and saintly; just as was his life.
May we have his blessing.

Fr John Maitland Moir's Funeral Service will take place in St Peter's Scottish Episcopal Church (Lutton Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9PE) (our Orthodox Chapel would have been too small for this occasion), on Wednesday the 24th of April at 1:30 pm.

The burial will take place at the Dean Cemetery (63 Dean Path, Edinburgh EH4 3AT) at 3:30 pm.
 Fr John's body will lay in St Andrews Orthodox Church on Tuesday the 23rd of April from11 am until the next day for people to pay their respects as there will not be enough time for that on Wednesday.
On Tuesday night a Vigil will be kept with readings from the Gospels and Psalms.
On Wednesday morning at 10:30 am Vespers with Presanctified Divine Liturgy will be served (this means there will not be Vespers on Wednesday evening) following which we will make our way to St Peter's for the Funeral Service.

With love in Christ

Thursday, 28 March 2013

AGM 2013

Annual General Meeting
St Matthew’s Greek Orthodox Parish
16th March 2013

Item No
New committee members announcement
Announcement and greetings for the new Vice President (Panagiotis Asimakopoulos).
Need for Secretary replacement was raised and a number of volunteers have offered to fill the vacancy.

Annual review of 2012-13 (including accounts)

The accounts of the 2012 financial year ending April 2013 were announced and discussed. The accounts are available for members upon request.
Calendar of 2013 - extra Services, events and community activities
An additional service will be booked to celebrate St Matthew’s Day.

An introduction of new meetings for discussions of faith, community etc on Fridays at 6pm will be available after Easter 2013. Further details will follow when dates are confirmed.  

Update from Fr Raphael on visiting sick members of our Parish in hospital.
New church items to be purchased for 2013
The new items to be purchased for 2014 will be all missing items required to conduct a wedding and a baptism. An initial budget of £1000 has been allocated.

An additional collection has been proposed for charity purposes.
Hellenic School potential co-operation 2013-14
A need for a building to host the Hellenic School was raised and an alternative solution was proposed to host it within St Ninian’s Church. The school is proposed to run on a weekly basis. Teachers have volunteered to help with the 2013 year. Fr Raphael has also offered to help with Catechesis classes. The additional rent cost will be covered by the parents.    

Discuss the potential of having a permanent priest in Aberdeen

The possibility of having a permanent priest was discussed. It was proposed to aim to provisionally increase the frequency of services to 4 times per month
 if a priest becomes available
Other issues
A new rota for the coffee service will be circulated. 

Parish Members 2013

1. Mr. Yerasimos Angelis - President
2. Dr. Panagiotis Asimakopoulos - Vice-president
3. Mrs. Rachel Beard - Secretary
4. Mr. Ronald Leith - Treasurer
5. Dr. Dragudin Gvozdanovic - Council Member
6. Ms. Nikoleta Stefanopoulou - Council Member
7. Mr. Geogre Pilichos - Council Member
8. Miss Biliana Karadzic - Council Member
9. Dr. Efthymia Dafnopatidou - Council Member

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Parish Council 2012

Dear parishioners,

Our parish council elected through its members a new president. The composition of our parish council is now as follows:

1.Mr. Yerasimos Angelis - President
2.Mr. Irineos Livadiotes - Vice-president
3.Mrs. Rachel Beard - Secretary
4.Mr. Ronald Leith - Treasurer
5.Dr. Dragudin Gvozdanovic
6.Ms. Nikoleta Stefanopoulou
7.Mr. Geogre Pilichos
8.Miss Biliana Karadzic
9.Dr. Efthymia Dafnopatidou

In Christ,
Irineos Livadiotes

Tuesday, 6 March 2012


Dear parishioners,

Please be advised that the following people were appointed by our AGM as parish council members:

1.Dr. Dragudin Gvozdanovic
2.Mr. Geogre Pilichos
3.Mr. Irineos Livadiotes
4.Mr. Ronald Leith
5.Mrs. Rachel Beard
6.Ms. Nikoleta Stefanopoulou
7.Mr. Yerasimos Angelis
8.Miss Biliana Karadzic
9.Dr. Efthymia Dafnopatidou

In Christ,
Irineos Livadiotes
(on behalf of the parish council)

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Annual General Meeting - AGM (18 February 2012)

Dear Parishioners,

May God grant us power on this Lenten Triodion.

On Saturday the 18th of February we are holding our AGM. This is to be held after our Divine Liturgy that is to start at 10am as usual. The main issues in the agenda will be the following:

1. Elect a Parish Council.
2. Briefing on Parish's finances.
3. Briefing on the operation of the Hellenic School.

The provisional timetable for the day is the following:

10:00 - 11:30 Divine Liturgy
11:30 - 11:35 Memorial Service.
11:35 - 11:55 Refreshments
11:55 - 12:30 AGM
12:30             Festal Lunch

Please also note that this Saturday (18th Feb)  is designated by our Church to the souls of all those departed. If you would like, please bring some Coliva (кољиво, коливо, colivă) or cake for the memorial service to be held at the end of the Liturgy or just hand the names of your beloved departed ones to the priest on a piece of paper.

Thank you for taking the time to go through this. Looking forward to seeing you on the 18th of February.

Best wishes,
Irineos Livadiotes
(on behalf of the Parish council)