Worship Services, Meetings and Activities
- Τελώνου & Φαρισαίου. Sunday of the Publican & Pharisee
- Orthros 8:45 am, Divine Liturgy 10 am
- Sunday school
- Philoptochos: Go Red Sunday
- Panagia’s Little Lambs 10:30 am – 11:30 am
- Greek school 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
- Goya Basketball practice 5pm – 10pm
- Choir: CMI 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
- 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
Saints and Feasts
Polyeuktos, Partriarch Of Constantinople
Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee: Triodion Begins Today – The Pharisees were an ancient and outstanding sect among the Jews known for their diligent observance of the outward matters of the Law. Although, according to the word of our Lord, they “did all their works to be seen of men” (Matt. 23:5), and were hypocrites (ibid. 23: 13, 14, 15, etc.), because of the apparent holiness of their lives they were thought by all to be righteous, and separate from others, which is what the name Pharisee means. On the other hand, Publicans, collectors of the royal taxes, committed many injustices and extortions for filthy lucre’s sake, and all held them to be sinners and unjust. It was therefore according to common opinion that the Lord Jesus in His parable signified a virtuous person by a Pharisee, and a sinner by a Publican, to teach His disciples the harm of pride and the profit of humble-mindedness.
Since the chief weapon for virtue is humility, and the greatest hindrance to it is pride, the divine Fathers have set these three weeks before the Forty-day Fast as a preparation for the spiritual struggles of virtue. This present week they have called Harbinger, since it declares that the Fast is approaching; and they set humility as the foundation for all our spiritual labors by appointing that the parable of the Publican and the Pharisee be read today, even before the Fast begins, to teach, through the vaunting of the Pharisee, that the foul smoke of self-esteem and the stench of boasting drives away the grace of the Spirit, strips man of all his virtue, and casts him into the pits of Hades; and, through the repentance and contrite prayer of the Publican, that humility confers upon the sinner forgiveness of all his wicked deeds and raises him up to the greatest heights.
All foods are allowed the week that follows this Sunday.
Antonios the New Martyr of Athens
Memorial Services/Μνημόσυνα – Today we pray for the repose of the soul of the departed servant of God Dimitrios Liarakos (1 year). May his memory be eternal.
Σήμερα προσευχόμαστε υπέρ αναπαύσεως της ψυχής του κεκοιμημένου δούλου του Θεού Δημητρίου Λιαράκου (1 χρόνος). Αιωνία σου η μνήμη αξιομακάριστε και αείμνηστε αδελφέ ημών.
Social Hour – Sponsored by Liarakos family.
Philoptochos – Today is Go Red Sunday. Why Go Red? Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year. Fortunately, we have the power to change that because 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action. Become aware and show your support . WEAR RED. Stop at the Philoptochos table for more information.
Greek Dance – Mark your Calendar for Sunday, February 12, 2017
1) FDF Luncheon & Preview after church services. Our dance groups will be showcasing their FDF performances!
2) 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.
Upcoming Memorial Services – February 12 – Tsvetana Petkova Kalcheva (6 years)
GOYA Basketball – The Assumption Basketball Practices for the month of February will be the following Fridays: 2/10 & 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:firstname.lastname@example.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.
February’s Prosforo – Prosforo for the month of February is donated by Jim and Kay Platis. Thank you.
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.