- + Των Μυροφόρων. Sunday of the Myrrh Bearers. Orthros 8:45 am, Divine Liturgy 10 am.
- Altar Boys: Team John – Anthony Mentas C, Yiani Roll C, Andrew Mentas, Nick Roll, Kosta Georgakopoulos, Stamatis Zoumberakis, Ilias Zoumberakis, Joseph Best, Jacob Best.
- Sunday School
- Oratorical Festival
- GOYA Basketball: Quarter-finals 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm (Assumption gym)
- + Great Vespers at St. George in Downey 7:00 pm
- + Γεωργίου Τροπαιοφόρου. Great Martyr George. Orthros 9:15 am, Divine Liturgy 10 am at St. George, Downey
- Parish Council meeting 7:00 pm
- Panagia’s Little Lambs 10:30 am – 11:30 am
- Greek School 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
- PeeWee Basketball 5pm – 6pm
- GOYA Basketball practice 6pm – 9pm
- + Του Παραλύτου. Sunday of the Paralytic. Orthros 8:45 am, Divine Liturgy 10 am.
- Altar Boys: All Teams
- Sunday School
- Choir Practice 9:00 am
Saints and Feasts
Gregory Gravanos of Nisyros
Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women – About the beginning of His thirty-second year, when the Lord Jesus was going throughout Galilee, preaching and working miracles, many women who had received of His beneficence left their own homeland and from then on followed after Him. They ministered unto Him out of their own possessions, even until His crucifixion and entombment; and afterwards, neither losing faith in Him after His death, nor fearing the wrath of the Jewish rulers, they came to the sepulchre, bearing the myrrh-oils they had prepared to annoint His body. It is because of the myrrh-oils, that these God-loving women brought to the tomb of Jesus that they are called the Myrrh-bearers. Of those whose names are known are the following: first of all, the most holy Virgin Mary, who in Matthew 27:56 and Mark 15:40 is called “the mother of James and Joses” (these are the sons of Joseph by a previous marriage, and she was therefore their step-mother); Mary Magdalene (celebrated July 22); Mary, the wife of Clopas; Joanna, wife of Chouza, a steward of Herod Antipas; Salome, the mother of the sons of Zebedee, Mary and Martha, the sisters of Lazarus; and Susanna. As for the names of the rest of them, the evangelists have kept silence (Matt 27:55-56; 28:1-10. Mark 15:40-41. Luke 8:1-3; 23:55-24:11, 22-24. John 19:25; 20:11-18. Acts 1:14).
Together with them we celebrate also the secret disciples of the Saviour, Joseph and Nicodemus. Of these, Nicodemus was probably a Jerusalemite, a prominent leader among the Jews and of the order of the Pharisees, learned in the Law and instructed in the Holy Scriptures. He had believed in Christ when, at the beginning of our Saviour’s preaching of salvation, he came to Him by night. Furthermore, he brought some one hundred pounds of myrrh-oils and an aromatic mixture of aloes and spices out of reverence and love for the divine Teacher (John 19:39). Joseph, who was from the city of Arimathea, was a wealthy and noble man, and one of the counsellors who were in Jerusalem. He went boldly unto Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus, and together with Nicodemus he gave Him burial. Since time did not permit the preparation of another tomb, he placed the Lord’s body in his own tomb which was hewn out of rock, as the Evangelist says (Matt. 27:60).
Theodore of Sykeon – Saint Theodore was born out of wedlock in Sykeon, a village of Galatia in Asia Minor. From his childhood, he was under the protection and guidance of the holy Great Martyr George, who often appeared to him, and was as it were his trainer in the hard ascetical discipline which he took upon himself all his life. After a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, he became a monk in his native Galatia. About 584 he was ordained Bishop of Anastasiopolis in Galatia, where he shepherded his flock for ten years. After this, he asked to be allowed to be relieved of the duties of governing the diocese. His request was granted but he was commanded to retain his rank as bishop. Saint Theodore was a great worker of miracles, and also received from God the power to cast out even the most obstinate demons, who called him “Iron-eater” because of his stern way of life. Having passed throughout many regions, worked numerous miracles, and strengthened the faithful in piety, he departed this life in 613.
Memorial Services/Μνημόσυνα – Today we pray for the repose of the soul of the servants of God Evangeline Zambos (1 year), Nicholas John Zambos (20 years), Andreas Syrengelas (1 year) and Catherine Prineas (40 days). May their memory be eternal.
Σήμερα προσευχόμαστε υπέρ αναπαύσεως της ψυχής των κεκοιμημένων δούλων του Θεού Ευαγγελίας Ζάμπου (1 χρόνος), Νικολάου Ιωάννου Ζάμπου (20 χρόνια), Ανδρέα Συρεγγέλα (1 χρόνος) και Αικατερίνης Πρινέα (40 ημέρες). Αιωνία σας η μνήμη αξιομακάριστοι και αείμνηστοι αδελφοί ημών.
Social Hour – Sponsored by Zambos family and Evdoxia Syrengelas & family.
Upcoming 40 days Churching – April 29 – John Stamatios Gossen. Parents: Ryan & Jennifer Gossen
Philoptochos – Mark your calendars! – Kids ’n’ Cancer Agape Celebration of Love, Sunday, May 6, 2018 – We are just under a month away from the event! Please help support this worthy ministry. Hope to see you there.
Sunday School – Join us to celebrate Mother’s Day & Sunday School Graduation
When: Sunday, May 13 after church
Where: Betty Reckas Cultural Center
Request for 2017 Year-End Tax Receipt – Contact Voula at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 562.494.8929 to request your church year-end tax receipt for 2017.