Sunday, 3/19

  • Γ’ Νηστειών (Σταυροπροσκυνήσεως). Sunday of Holy Cross
  • Orthros 8:45 am, Divine Liturgy 10 am
  • Sunday school
  • Philoptochos first General Meeting. All members are welcome
  • Goya Basketball: Assumption vs St. Sophia (Home)

Tuesday, 3/21

  • Senior Christian’s Pot Luck 11:30 am
  • P. C. meeting 7:00 pm

Wednesday, 3/22

  • Προηγιασμένη Λειτουργία. Pre-sanctified Liturgy 10 am
  • Panagia’s Little Lambs 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Greek school 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Friday, 3/24

  • Δ’ Χαιρετισμοί. 4th Salutation to the Theotokos 7:00pm
  • GOYA: Basketball practice 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Saturday, 3/25

  • Ευαγγελισμός της Θεοτόκου. Annunciation of the Theotokos
  • Orthros 9:30 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am

Sunday, 3/26

  • Δ’ Νηστειών (Ιωάννη Κλίμακος). Sunday of St. John Climacus
  • Orthros 8:45 am, Divine Liturgy 10 am
  • Sunday school
  • Greek School Independence Day Luncheon
  • Goya Basketball: Assumption vs St. Katherine (Away)

Saints and Feasts

The Holy Martyrs Chrysanthus and Daria – Saint Chrysanthus, who was from Alexandria, had been instructed in the Faith of Christ by a certain bishop. His father, who was a senator by rank and a pagan, had him shut up in prison for many days; then, seeing the unchanging disposition of his mind, he commanded that a certain young woman named Daria be brought from Athens. She was a very beautiful and learned maiden, and also an idolater, and Chrysanthus’ father wedded him to her so that he might be drawn away from the Faith of Christ because of his love for her. Instead of this however, Chrysanthus drew Daria unto piety, and both of them boldly proclaimed Christ and received the crown of martyrdom in 283, during the reign of Numerian, when they were buried alive in a pit of mire.
Allsaint

Demetrios the New Martyr

Sunday of the Holy Cross – With the help of God, we have almost reached the middle of the course of the Fast, where our strength has been worn down through abstinence, and the full difficulty of the labour set before us becomes apparent. Therefore our holy Mother, the Church of Christ, now brings to our help the all-holy Cross, the joy of the world, the strength of the faithful, the staff of the just, and the hope of sinners, so that by venerating it reverently, we might receive strength and grace to complete the divine struggle of the Fast.

Announcements

THE THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT – VENERATION OF THE CROSS – The Third Sunday of Lent (April 3) is that of the Veneration of the Cross. The cross stands in the midst of the church in the middle of the Lenten season not merely to remind men of Christ’s redemption and to keep before them the goal of their efforts, but also to be venerated as that reality by which man must live to be saved. “He who does not take up his cross and follow me is not worthy of me” (Mt 10:38). For in the Cross of Christ Crucified lies both “the power of God and the wisdom of God” for those being saved (1Cor 1:24).

Γ΄ ΚΥΡΙΑΚΗ ΝΗΣΤΕΙΩΝ – ΣΤΑΥΡΟΠΡΟΣΚΗΝΥΣΕΩΣ – Η τρίτη Κυριακή των Νηστειών ονομάζεται «Κυριακή της Σταυροπροσκύνησης». Μετά από τη μεγάλη Δοξολογία στον όρθρο, ο Σταυρός μεταφέρεται σε μια σεμνή πομπή στο κέντρο του ναού και παραμένει εκεί όλη την υπόλοιπη εβδομάδα, οπότε στο τέλος κάθε ακολουθίας γίνεται προσκύνηση του Σταυρού.

Αξίζει να σημειωθεί ότι το θέμα του Σταυρού, που κυριαρχεί στην υμνολογία αυτής της Κυριακής, παρουσιάζεται όχι μέσα στα πλαίσια του πόνου, αλλά της νίκης και της χαράς.

Η Σαρακοστή είναι η σταύρωση του εαυτού μας, είναι η εμπειρία – περιορισμένη βέβαια – που αποκομίζουμε από την εντολή του Χριστού που ακούγεται στο ευαγγελικό ανάγνωσμα αυτής της Κυριακής: «όποιος θέλει να με ακολουθεί, ας απαρνηθεί τον εαυτό του ας σηκώσει το σταυρό του, και έτσι ας με ακολουθεί» (Μαρκ.8,34).

7 Days Votive Candle Racks – We are in need of 2 more votive candle racks. The cost for each one is $4,000.00. If you would like to donate the funds needed, please contact Father Christo or call Voula at the church office.

FLOWERS FOR THE PANAGIA ICON – We would like to have our icon of the Panagia decorated with flowers for the Salutation Services each Friday. If you would like to donate please send your donation to the office. Thank you

Social Hour – Sponsored by Philoptochos

Greek School (Independence Day) – Greek School is getting ready for their 25th of March, Greek Independence Day Celebration. It will be held in the Church Hall on Sunday, March 26, 2017 after services. You are all welcome to come and see the Greek school students reciting their poems and enjoy a delicious lunch.

GOYA Basketball – The Assumption basketball Practices for the month of March will be the following Fridays: 3/24 & 3/31 at our Assumption Gym from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Bookstore – Come one….Come all….We are back and better than ever. Pascha is just around the corner so get ready to shop for your icons, one of a kind gifts, cards, egg dye with wraps and books, charcoal & incense, etc. Get all your Easter baskets filled on time so don’t wait.

Upcoming Memorial Services – April 2 – Fred Hennig (2 years)

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.