Sunday, 6/17

  • + Γ’ Ματθαίου. 3rd Sunday of Matthew. (Father’s day)
  • Orthros 8:45 am, Divine Liturgy 10 am.
  • Altar Boys: Team Luke – Nick Tavlarides C, Peter Vagelatos C, John Vagelatos, Roberto
  • Cardenas, Panagiotis Batsaras, Vasili Lioulias.
  • Bookstore open

Sunday, 6/24

  • + Δ’ Ματθαίου. Nativity of John the Baptist. Orthros 8:45 am, Divine Liturgy 10 am.
  • Altar Boys: Team John – Anthony Mentas C, Yiani Roll C, Andrew Mentas, Nick Roll, Kosta Georgakopoulos, Stamatis Zoumberakis, Ilias Zoumberakis, Joseph Best, Jacob Best.
  • Bookstore open

Saints and Feasts

3rd Sunday of Matthew

Isaurus the Holy Martyr & his Companions of Athens – The holy Martyr Isaurus, a deacon, and Basil and Innocent were from Athens. In the reign of Numerian (283-284), they came to Apollonia (most likely, the city in Illyricum); there encountering Felix, Peregrinus, and Hermias hidden in a cave, they strengthened them in their Faith. Betrayed to Tripontius the Proconsul, all but Isaurus and Innocent were beheaded; these last two Tripontius gave over to his son, Apollonius, who tormented them, and then had them beheaded.

Manuel, Sabel, & Ishmael the Martyrs of Persia – The holy Martyrs Manuel, Sabel, and Ishmael, Persians by race and brethren according to the flesh, were sent by the Persian King as ambassadors to Julian the Apostate to negotiate a peace treaty. While with him at a place near Chalcedon, they refused to join him in offering sacrifice to his idols. Scorning the immunity universally accorded ambassadors, he had them slain in the year 362. This was a cause of the war with Persia in which Julian perished miserably the following year.


Announcements

Memorial Service/Μνημόσυνo – Today we pray for the repose of the soul of the servants of God V. Rev. Father James Tavlarides (40 days). May his memory be eternal.

Social Hour – Sponsored by Angelo & Mary Tavlarides.

Churching – 40 days churching of Amarya Vasiliki Hernandez daughter of Richard & Matilda Hernandez. Congratulations.

Senior Citizens – Senior Citizen’s Picnic: Save the date! June 19 at 11 am in RUSH PARK, Los Alamitos.

Upcoming Memorial Services

  • June 24 – Vasilios Bahos (20 years)
  • July 1 – George Sehremelis (2 years)

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 is starting – 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 knbastas@aol.com.

Festival Baking Schedule

  • Wednesday, July 11 Tsourekia
  • Saturday, July 14 Kataifi
  • Thursday, July 19 Tiropita
  • Wednesday, July 25 Prepare for Spanakopita
  • Thursday, July 26 Spanakopita
  • 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

Note: NO Baking, June 21, 28 & July 5

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!