Worship Services, Meetings and Activities – This Week – January 29, 2017

Sunday, 1/29

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

Monday, 1/30

  • Των Τριών Ιεραρχών. Three Hierarchs.
  • Orthros 9:30 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am

Tuesday, 1/31

  • St. Evdoxia. Orthros 9:30 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am

Wednesday, 2/1

  • 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

Thursday, 2/2

  • Υπαπαντή Ιησού Χριστού. The Presentation of Our Lord.
  • Orthros 9:30 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am

Sunday, 2/5

  • Τελώνου & Φαρισαίου. Sunday of the Publican & Pharisee
  • Orthros 8:45 am, Divine Liturgy 10 am

Sunday school

  • Philoptochos: Go Red Sunday
Saints and Feasts

Gildas the Wise

Sunday of the Canaanite

Removal of the Relics of Ignatius the God-bearer – Saint Ignatius was a disciple of Saint John the Theologian, and a successor of the Apostles, and he became the second Bishop of Antioch, after Evodus. He wrote many epistles to the faithful, strengthening them in their confession, and preserving for us the teachings of the holy Apostles. Brought to Rome under Trajan, he was surrendered to lions to be eaten, and so finished the course of martyrdom about the year 107. The remnants of his bones were carefully gathered by the faithful and brought to Antioch. He is called God-bearer, as one who bare God within himself and was aflame in heart with love for Him. Therefore, in his Epistle to the Romans (ch. 4), imploring their love not to attempt to deliver him from his longed-for martyrdom, he said, “I am the wheat of God, and am ground by the teeth of the wild beasts, that I may be found to be the pure bread of God.” Saint John Chrysostom has a homily in honor of the translation of the Saint’s relics (PG 50:587).


Memorial Services/Μνημόσυνα – Today we pray for the repose of the soul of the departed servants of God Eftihia Missios (1 year), and Vasilios Missios (1 year). May their memory be eternal.


Σήμερα προσευχόμαστε υπέρ αναπαύσεως της ψυχής των κεκοιμημένων δούλων του Θεού Ευτυχίας Μίσσιου (1 χρόνος), και Βασιλείου Μίσσιου (1 χρόνος). Αιωνία σας η μνήμη αξιομακάριστοι και αείμνηστοι αδελφοί ημών.

Social Hour – Sponsored by Missios family.

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

Sunday, February 5th 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)

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.