Worship Services, Meetings and Activities – December 18, 2016

Sunday, 12/18

  • Προ της Χριστού Γεννήσεως. Sunday before Nativity
  • Orthros 8:45 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
  • Sunday School Christmas Pageant
  • Bookstore open

Wednesday, 12/21

  • Panagia’s Little Lambs 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Adult Orthodoxy class & Bible study 6pm – 7pm
  • No Greek school

Saturday, 12/24

  • Παραμονή Χριστουγένων. Christmas Eve
  • Orthros 9:30 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am

Sunday, 12/25

  • Χριστούγεννα. Holy Nativity
  • Orthros 8:45 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am

Saints and Feasts

  • Our Righteous Father Michael Syngellon the Confessor
  • Sunday before Nativity – On the Sunday that occurs on or immediately after the eighteenth of this month, we celebrate all those who from ages past have been well-pleasing to God, beginning from Adam even unto Joseph the Betrothed of the Most Holy Theotokos, according to genealogy, as the Evangelist Luke hath recorded historically (Luke 3:23-38); we also commemorate the Prophets and Prophetesses, and especially the Prophet Daniel and the Holy Three Children.
  • Sebastian the Martyr & his Companions – This Saint, who was from the city of Milan, was a member of the Senate as well as a zealot for the Faith of Christ, and had converted many to the knowledge of God. When Diocletian and Maximian began a Persecution against the Christians, Saint Sebastian was arrested and pierced with sharp arrows, and the bones of his body were shattered with clubs; and being cut into pieces, he gave up his spirit to God in the year 288. Together with him there were others also who died while enduring various tortures. Their names are Marcellinus and Mark the brethren, Tranquillinus their father, Nicostratus and his spouse Zoe, Tiburtius, Claudius, Castulus, and Castor.


  • Memorial Service/Μνημόσυνo – Today we pray for the repose of the soul of the departed servant of God Dimitar Lalev Kalchev (5 years). May his memory be eternal.
  • Churching – 40 days baby-blessing of Luka Jovicic, son of Goran and Alexandria Jovicic. Congratulations
  • Social Hour – Sponsored by Vili Kalcheva.
  • Greek Dance – New Year’s Eve 12/31/16: Dinner/Glendi 7:00 pm Sponsored by the Greek Dance
  • Special Note – Please note that the services and events posted in the monthly news letter’s calendar are subject to change; please refer to weekly bulletin for current schedule info.
  • Greek Dance – Blanket Drive Diakonia – On these chilly nights, let us please think about those who may need help staying warm.  Please bring new or used blankets (in a bag) to church (gym/education building).  All blankets will be donated to the Long Beach Rescue Mission.
  • Bookstore – Start your holiday shopping early at the Assumption Bookstore. Come & see our great collection of icons, books, cards and ornaments. Items for all ages. It will be open today and on Sunday, Dec. 18.
  • Jorge’s 3rd week of vacation – Jorge, our church custodian will be out of his duties from Friday, 12/23 to Monday, 1/2/17.