Worship Services, Meetings and Activities – February 26, 2017

Sunday, 2/26

  • Τυρινής.  Forgiveness Sunday (Cheesefare)
  • Orthros 8:45 am,  Divine Liturgy 10 am
  • Sunday school
  • FDF Recognition

Monday, 2/27

  • Καθαρά Δευτέρα. Clean Monday
  • Koulouma – Lenten Supper 6:00 pm

Tuesday, 2/28

  • P. C. meeting 7:00 pm

Wednesday, 3/1

  • Προηγιασμένη Λειτουργία. Pre-sanctified Liturgy 7 pm
  • Panagia’s Little Lambs 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Adult Orthodoxy class & Bible study 6pm – 7pm
  • Greek school 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Friday, 3/3

  • Α’ Χαιρετισμοί. 1st Salutation to the Theotokos 7:00pm
  • GOYA: Basketball practice 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Saturday, 3/4

  • Ψυχοσάββατο. (Θαύμα Κολλύβων Αγ. Θεοδώρου). 3rd Saturday of Souls
  • Orthros 9:30 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am

Sunday, 3/5

  • Τυρινής. Forgiveness Sunday (Cheesefare)
  • Orthros 8:45 am,  Divine Liturgy 10 am
  • Genera Assembly following church services
  • Goya Basketball: Assumption vs St. Anthony (Home)

Saints and Feasts

John Claphas the new Martyr

Forgiveness Sunday – The Holy Fathers have appointed the commemoration of Adam’s exile from the Paradise of delight here, on the eve of the holy Forty-day Fast, demonstrating to us not by simple words, but by actual deeds, how beneficial fasting is for man, and how harmful and destructive are insatiety and the transgressing of the divine commandments. For the first commandment that God gave to man was that of fasting, which the first-fashioned received but did not keep; and not only did they not become gods, as they had imagined, but they lost even that blessed life which they had, and they fell into corruption and death, and transmitted these and innumerable other evils to all of mankind. The God-bearing Fathers set these things before us today, that by bringing to mind what we have fallen from, and what we have suffered because of the insatiety and disobedience of the first-fashioned, we might be diligent to return again to that ancient bliss and glory by means of fasting and obedience to all the divine commands. Taking occasion from today’s Gospel (Matt. 6:14-21) to begin the Fast unencumbered by enmity, we also ask forgiveness this day, first from God, then from one another and all creation.

February 26 – Saint Porphyrius had Thessalonica as his homeland. He became a monk in Scete of Egypt, where he lived for five years. He went on pilgrimage to Jerusalem, after which he spent five years in much affliction in a cave near the Jordan. Stricken with a disease of the liver, he departed to Jerusalem, where he was ordained presbyter and appointed Keeper of the Cross at the age of 45. Three years later he was made Bishop of Gaza. He suffered much from the rulers and pagans of Gaza; but with the friendship of Saint John Chrysostom, and the patronage of the Empress Eudoxia, he razed the temple of the idol Marnas in Gaza and built a great church to the glory of God. He reposed in 450.


FDF Recognition – Congratulations to all our Dancers who participated at this year’s FDF in San Diego. – Today our community will honor all the dance groups and their directors.

Churching – 40 days baby-blessing of Ekaterini Sotiriou daughter of Dimitri & Christina Sotiriou.  Na sas zisei.

Social Hour – Sponsored by Philoptochos

Philoptochos – Start Lent by breaking bread together as a family with delicious Lenten meals. Bring your favorite dish to share at the Koulouma on Monday, Feb. 27 at 6 pm.

Save the date: March 12, 2017 – Philoptochos Annual Membership Tea following church services. This year’s theme “Mardi Gras Madeness.” Flyer is posted on the last page of the bulletin.

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

GOYA Basketball – The Assumption basketball Practices  for the month of March will be the following Fridays: 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24 & 3/31 at our Assumption Gym from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

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.