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Assembly Structure

Day

Personnel

Time

Theme

Monday

Middle Leaders

9.00-9.15

Whole school

Bible reading

Team points

Moral

Social

Religious Issues

Tuesday

HT/DH/SLT

9.00-9.15

Wednesday

Staff

Ks1 9.00-9.15

Ks2 10.30-10.45

Gold Book

Celebration of children’s achievements in school

Thursday

Prayers and Bible stories in classrooms

Friday

Class

Greek Staff

9.00-9.15

Whole school

Parents

Class celebration of learning

Pistevo 2- 2017

Pistevo 2017

Christmas booklet 2016

The Elevation of the Venerable and Life-Giving Cross 14th September 2016       

Reading:

Saint Helen, the mother of Saint Constantine the Great, when she was already advanced in years, undertook, in her great piety, the hardships of a journey to Jerusalem in search of the cross, about the year 325. A temple to Aphrodite had been raised up by the Emperor Hadrian upon Golgotha, to defile and cover with oblivion the place where the saving Passion had been suffered. The venerable Helen had the statue of Aphrodite destroyed, and the earth removed, revealing the Tomb of our Lord, and three crosses. Of these, it was believed that one must be that of our Lord, the other two of the thieves crucified with Him; but Saint Helen was at a loss which one might be the Wood of our salvation. At the inspiration of Saint Macarius, Archbishop of Jerusalem, a lady of Jerusalem, who was already at the point of death from a certain disease, was brought to touch the crosses, and as soon as she came near to the Cross of our Lord, she was made perfectly whole. Consequently, the precious Cross was lifted on high by Archbishop Macarius of Jerusalem; as he stood on the ambo, and when the people beheld it, they cried out, "Lord have mercy." It should be noted that after its discovery, a portion of the venerable Cross was taken to Constantinople as a blessing. The rest was left in Jerusalem in the magnificent church built by Saint Helen, until the year 614. At that time, the Persians plundered Palestine and took the Cross to their own country (see Jan. 22, Saint Anastasius the Persian). Late, in the year 628, Emperor Heraclius set out on a military campaign, retrieved the Cross, and after bringing it to Constantinople, himself escorted it back to Jerusalem, where he restored it to its place.

Rest from labour. A Fast is observed today, whatever day of the week it may be.

Apolytikion of Elevation of the Holy Cross in the First Tone

Lord, save Your people and bless Your inheritance, granting our rulers to prevail over adversaries, and protecting Your commonwealth by Your Cross.

Kontakion of Elevation of the Holy Cross in the Fourth Tone

Lifted up on the Cross by Your free will, Christ God, grant mercies to the new commonwealth that bears Your name. Gladden our faithful rulers by Your power, giving them victories over their adversaries. May Your alliance be for them a weapon for peace, an invincible standard.

RE PLANNING OVERVIEW AUTUMN TERM 2016 CYCLE C

EASTER LETTER AND BOOKLET

Priests visit on 29th April 2015

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CYCLE OF ASSESSMENT 2014-2017

Start of Year Prayer

OUR PRAYERS

A DICTIONARY OF ORTHODOX TERMINOLOGY

HOLY WEEK

LOCAL GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCHES

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ORTHODOX SAINTS COMMEMORATED IN JULY

ORTHODOX SAINTS COMMEMORATED IN AUGUST

ORTHODOX SAINTS COMMEMORATED IN SEPTEMBER

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ORTHODOX SAINTS COMMEMORATED IN NOVEMBER

ORTHODOX SAINTS COMMEMORATED IN DECEMBER