Sunday, 7/29

  • + Θ’ Ματθαίου. 9th Sunday of Matthew. Orthros 8:45 am, Divine Liturgy 10 am.
  • Bookstore open

Wednesday, 8/1

  • + Paraklesis to the Theotokos 7 pm

Thursday, 8/2

  • Festival Baking: Baklava 8 am

Friday, 8/3

  • + Paraklesis to the Theotokos 7 pm

Sunday, 8/5

  • + I’ Ματθαίου. 10th Sunday of Matthew. Orthros 8:45 am, Divine Liturgy 10 am.
  • Bookstore Open

Saints and Feasts

Holy Virgin Martyr Theodota – Concerning Saint Theodota, little is known except that she was a virgin who was horribly tormented and slain for her confession of Christ.

9th Sunday of Matthew

The Holy Martyr Callinicus – Saint Callinicus was from Cilicia. Because he preached Christ and turned many pagans away from the idols, he was seized by Sacerdon the Governor, who subjected him to many tortures, then had him shod with shoes in which nails had been fixed upright, and compelled him to run to the city of Gangra, where he was burned alive in a furnace.


Memorial Services/Μνημόσυνα – Today we pray for the repose of the soul of the servants of God James Soupos (61 years), Paraskevi (Voula) Soupos (11 years), Stella Murlas 30 years), Tom Nichols (28 years), Bette Nichols (2 years), Lori Nichols (3 years), Panagila Nevardauskas (10 years), Alfonsas Nevardauskas (10 years) & Rosana Autore (10 years). May their memory be eternal.

Social Hour – Sponsored by the Tom & Bobbie Soupos, Elane Fees, Phil & Darlene Nevardauskas.

Icon for the Feast day of the Virgin Mary – We are framing the icon for the feast day of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary for the procession (perifora) on August 14 & 15th. Any donation made in memory of a loved one or in good health is welcomed.

Sunday School/Vacation Bible School (VBS) – Save the date! Monday, August 6, 2018 VBS. More information to come. Call Olivia at 562.440.4430

Festival News – Be a Part of our Annual Festival – Labor Day Weekend! This year marks the 69th Annual Long Beach Greek Festival and we look forward to a fantastic year of Eat, Drink and Dance to celebrate our culture and our community! To make this year’s Festival another successful celebration of our culture, we ask you to sign up and contribute to our Festival Necessities Campaign. The Necessity contributions are the foundation of our Festival and we cannot do it without your help. Please look for sign-up forms in the narthex table and make your pledge today to support our 2018 Festival. Thank you!!

Festival Baking – Festival baking has started – get those aprons on! You are more than welcome to join us any time; even if for a couple of hours! Come join the fun and fellowship lunch will be provided. Check the schedule in the last page. We are looking forward to seeing you and having another successful festival! Any questions, email Kathy Bastas at

Festival Baking Schedule

  • Thursday, August 2 Baklava
  • Thursday, August 9 Galaktoboureko
  • Thursday, August 16 Kourabiedes
  • Sunday, August 19 Pastitsio
  • Tuesday, August 21 Pasta Flora
  • Thursday, August 23 Diples

Start Time: Anytime after 8:00 am and lunch will be provided along with laughter and afternoon Greek coffee! Even if you only have a couple of hours, Please join us! We can’t do it without you!