Sunday, 1/22

  • ΙE’ Λουκά. 15th Sunday of Luke
  • Orthros 8:45 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
  • Sunday school
  • Parish Vasilopita

Wednesday, 1/25

  • Panagia’s Little Lambs 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Greek school 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Sunday, 1/29

  • ΙZ’ Ματθαίου (Χαναναίας). Sunday of the Canaanite
  • Orthros 8:45 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
  • Sunday school
  • Philoptochos: Feeding the children everywhere

Saints and Feasts

  • 15th Sunday of Luke
  • Timothy the Apostle of the 70 – The Apostle Timothy, who was from Lystra of Lycaonia, was born of a Greek (that is, pagan) father and a Jewish mother. His mother’s name was Eunice, and his grandmother’s name was Lois (II Tim. 1:5). He became the disciple of the Apostle Paul when the latter first preached there, and he followed St. Paul during the whole period of the Apostle’s preaching. Afterwards, Timothy was consecrated by him as first Bishop of the church in Ephesus. Under the supervision of John the Evangelist, who governed all the churches in Asia, he completed his life as a martyr in the year 97. He was stoned to death by the heathens, because, as some surmise, he opposed the festival held in honor of Artemis (Diana). The Apostle Paul’s First and Second Epistles to Timothy were written to him.
  • The Righteous Martyr Anastasius of Persia – Saint Anastasius was a Persian by race, the son of a Magus, and a soldier in the Persian army in the days of Chosroes II, King of Persia, and Heraclius, Emperor of New Rome. The Saint’s Persian name was Magundat. When Chosroes captured Jerusalem in the year 614 and took the Precious Cross away captive, Magundat heard the report of the miracles that came to pass through the Cross of our salvation. Being of a prudent mind, perplexed that an instrument of torture should be so highly honored by the Christians, yet seized with longing to learn their Faith, he diligently sought out instruction in the whole divine dispensation of Christ: His Incarnation, Passion, and Resurrection. When he learned what he sought to know, his soul was filled with wonder and joy. Withdrawing to the Holy City, he was baptized by Saint Modestus, Patriarch of Jerusalem, and became a monk, receiving the new name of Anastasius. As he read the lives of the Saints and the accounts of the holy Martyrs, his heart was kindled with love for them to such a degree that he prayed to be counted worthy of a martyr’s end like unto theirs. Finally, unable to contain his longing, he left his monastery. Encountering certain Persian Magi at Caesarea, he rebuked them for their delusion. Since Palestine was still held in the captivity of the Persians, he was taken before the Persian ruler, questioned, beaten, and imprisoned. He was then taken with other captives to Persia, where, after many tortures, refusing to espouse again the error of his fathers, he was hanged up by one hand, strangled with a noose, and beheaded. The translation of his holy relics is celebrated on the 24th of this month.

Announcements

Thank You for the tremendous time and talent you all gave selflessly to the Epiphany celebration. It truly was a day to remember! His Eminence Metropolitan Nikitas was very happy to be here with us.

Philoptochos – Today January 22, 2017 we will be celebrating our annual Vasilopita cutting. Join us for this important tradition, and participate in the annual cutting ceremony after services. Donations received that day will be sent to Saint Basil Academy. Saint Basil Academy is the only Greek Orthodox licensed residential child-care institution for Orthodox children in America.

Social Hour – Sponsored by Philoptochos.

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

Philoptochos/Feeding the Children Everywhere – WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! – Philoptochos chapters of Anaheim Irvine, and the Long Beach Community Will be packaging 10,000 meals On Sunday January 29, 2017! Flyer is posted on the last page of Sunday’s bulletin.

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 – January 29 – Eftihia Missios (1 year), Vasilios Missios (1 year)

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