Worship Services, Meetings and Activities

Sunday, 2/12

  • Του Ασώτου.  Sunday of the Prodigal Son
  • Orthros 8:45 am,  Divine Liturgy 10 am
  • Greek Dance: Costume Performance & luncheon following church services
  • Greek Dance: To Glendi 7 pm at the Assumption Cultural Center

Wednesday, 2/15

  • Panagia’s Little Lambs 10;30 am – 11:30 am

Sunday, 2/19

  • Αποκρέω.  Judgment Sunday (Meatfare)
  • Orthros 8:45 am,  Divine Liturgy 10 am
  • FDF in San Diego

Saints and Feasts

Antonius, Archbishop of Constantinople

Sunday of the Prodigal Son – Through the parable of today’s Gospel, our Saviour has set forth three things for us: the condition of the sinner, the rule of repentance, and the greatness of God’s compassion. The divine Fathers have put this reading the week after the parable of the Publican and Pharisee so that, seeing in the person of the Prodigal Son our own wretched condition — inasmuch as we are sunken in sin, far from God and His Mysteries — we might at last come to our senses and make haste to return to Him by repentance during these holy days of the Fast.

Furthermore, those who have wrought many great iniquities, and have persisted in them for a long time, oftentimes fall into despair, thinking that there can no longer be any forgiveness for them; and so being without hope, they fall every day into the same and even worse iniquities. Therefore, the divine Fathers, that they might root out the passion of despair from the hearts of such people, and rouse them to the deeds of virtue, have set the present parable at the forecourts of the Fast, to show them the surpassing goodness of God’s compassion, and to teach them that there is no sin — no matter how great it may be — that can overcome at any time His love for man.

Christos the New Martyr


Announcements

Memorial Services/Μνημόσυνα – Today we pray for the repose of the soul of the departed servant of God Tsvetana Petkova; Calcheva (6 years). May her memory be eternal.

Churching – 40 days baby-blessing of Katerina Hill, daughter of Robert & Evanthia Hill. Congratulations.

Social Hour – Sponsored by Vili Kalcheva.

Greek Dance

  1. Today, the whole community is invited to stay after church services for an early afternoon full of Greek dances and Greek PRIDE! It’s the FDF preview and luncheon, with all our groups dancing in costumes.
  2. Also tonight the Olympian Dancers of the Assumption church are sponsoring “To Glendi” at 7:00 pm at the Assumption Cultural Center.

It will be a night full of KEFI, MEZEDES & LIVE MUSIC!!! You are all welcome to come and have good time.

Flyers for both events are posted on Sunday’s bulletin and they are available at the narthex.

Philoptochos – Save the date: March 12, 2017 for Philoptochos Anual Membership Tea following church services. Flyer is posted on the last page of the bulletin.

GOYA Basketball – The Assumption Basketball Practices  for the month of February will be the following Friday: 2/24 at our Assumption Gym from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. No practice on FDF Friday, 2/17.

Blessing of Home and Business – Father Christos, will be blessing homes and businesses from January 16 through February 28 during the day. To schedule an appointment please call the church office at 562-494-8929 or e-mail your contact information at:frchristos@assumptionlb.org

Bookstore – The bookstore will be closed temporarily for re-organization. If you have a need for any icons, gift items, charcoal & incense or books, please contact Voula at the church office at 562-494-8929, or call Zoe at 714-366-0001.

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.