- + Α’ Νηστειών (Ορθοδοξίας). Sunday of Orthodoxy. Orthros 8:45 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
- Altar Boys: Team John – Anthony Mentas C, Yiani Roll C, Andrew Mentas, Kosta Georgakopoulos, Stamatis Zoumberakis, Ilias Zoumberakis, Joseph Best, Jacob Best.
- Sunday School
- Choir Practice 9:00 am
- Goya Basketball: Assumption vs St. Anthony (Away)
- + Προηγιασμένη Λειτουργία. Pre-sanctified Liturgy 10 am
- Panagia’s Little lambs 10:30 am – 11:30 am
- Greek school 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
- + Β’ Χαιρετισμοί. 2nd Salutations to the Theotokos 7:00 pm
- PeeWee Basketball 5pm – 6pm
- GOYA Basketball practice 6pm – 9pm
- + Β’ Νηστειών (Γρηγορίου Παλαμά). Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas
- Orthros 8:45 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
- Altar Boys: Team Mark – Aris Roubanis C, Alex Roubanis C, Emilio Platis, Mateo Platis, John Confrey, Dimitri Spiropoulos, Dimitri Stavros, George Stavros.
- General Assembly following Church Services
- Sunday School
- Choir Practice 9:00 am
- Goya Basketball: Assumption vs St. Nicholas (Away)
Saints and Feasts
Sunday of Orthodoxy – For more than one hundred years the Church of Christ was troubled by the persecution of the Iconoclasts of evil belief, beginning in the reign of Leo the Isaurian (717-741) and ending in the reign of Theophilus (829-842). After Theophilus’s death, his widow the Empress Theodora (celebrated Feb. 11), together with the Patriarch Methodius (June 14), established Orthodoxy anew. This ever-memorable Queen venerated the icon of the Mother of God in the presence of the Patriarch Methodius and the other confessors and righteous men, and openly cried out these holy words: “If anyone does not offer relative worship to the holy icons, not adoring them as though they were gods, but venerating them out of love as images of the archetype, let him be anathema.” Then with common prayer and fasting during the whole first week of the Forty-day Fast, she asked God’s forgiveness for her husband. After this, on the first Sunday of the Fast, she and her son, Michael the Emperor, made a procession with all the clergy and people and restored the holy icons, and again adorned the Church of Christ with them. This is the holy deed that all we the Orthodox commemorate today, and we call this radiant and venerable day the Sunday of Orthodoxy, that is, the triumph of true doctrine over heresy.
Tarasius, Patriarch of Constantinople – This Saint was the son of one of the foremost princes in Constantinople, and was originally a consul and first among the Emperor’s private counselors. Then, in 784, he was elected Patriarch of Constantinople by the Sovereigns Irene and her son Constantine Porphyrogenitus. He convoked the Seventh Ecumenical Council that upheld the holy icons, and became the boast of the Church and a light to the clergy. He reposed in 806.
Reginos, Bishop of Skopelos
General Assembly – Save the Date: General Assembly, Sunday, March 4, 2018 following church services. Please join us for our first General Assembly of the new year 2018. We will be discussing some plans for this year and reviewing our financials with the General Assembly. We will target the meeting to start at 12:00 sharp and will end by 1:30 pm.
Social Hour – Sponsored by Philoptochos.
Philoptochos News – Please join us on Sunday, March 11 for our first General Meeting of 2018 to review and approve our budget. Our guest speakers will be Denise Manos and Maria Kootsikas who will talk on Women’s Heart Health and the affects of cholesterol, blood sugar and your prescribed medications. A light lunch will be served. All Philoptochos members are welcome. Don’t miss it!
Flowers for the Panagia Icon – We would like to have our icon of the Panagia decorated with flowers for the Salutation Services each Friday. If you would like to donate please send your donation to the office. Thank you.
Upcoming 40 days Churching – March 4 – Loukas Christopher Nicolaou. Parents: Alexander & Reese Nicolaou
Upcoming Memorial Service – March 4 – Aristidis Roubanis (40 days)
Easter Baking (place your order/s) – Pascha is approaching – April 8th … A time of renewal, celebration and tradition…. Tsourekia, Koulourakia, and beautiful red eggs! Kourambiedes and Bakalva also available!
Don’t have enough time to bake these traditional sweets?? Leave it up to the awesome and talented ladies of Philoptochos; we will do it for you! Pre orders are now being accepted by calling Voula at the church office (562-494-8929) or email Kathy Bastas (email@example.com).
- Tsourekia =$15.00 (available April 1, Palm Sunday)
- Koulourakia = $8.00 – 1 dozen
- Kourambiedes = $12.00 – 1 dozen
- Baklava = $2.00 a piece
- Red Eggs = $6.00 – 1 dozen (orders only)
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.
Hellenic Library – On the occasion of the celebration of the day of Greek Letters, the Hellenic Library presents a program, in Greek, dedicated to “XENITIA” with live music, theater, and readings…Sunday, February 25, 2018 5:30 pm, at the William Bristol Civic Auditorium 16600 Civic Center Drive, Bellflower, CA 90706. A reception will follow the event at the hall of St George in Downey 10830 Downey Ave, Downey, CA 90241 Suggested donation $35.00 (Children under 16 years old: $5.00) For reservations call (562) 305-2356 or email: email@example.com