- + Α΄Οικουμενική Σύνοδος. Fathers of the A’ Ecumenical Council
- Orthros 8:45 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
- Godparent Sunday & ice cream social
- Memorial day. Office closed
- Greek Dance Practice/Seminar 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
- GOYA Volleyball 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
- + Ψυχοσάββατο. Saturday of Souls
- Orthros 9:30 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
- + Πεντηκοστή. Holy Pentecost
- Orthros 8:45 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
Saints and Feasts
Fathers of the 1st Council – The heresiarch Arius was a Libyan by race and a protopresbyter of the Church of Alexandria. In 315, he began to blaspheme against the Son and Word of God, saying that He is not true God, consubstantial with the Father, but is rather a work and creation, alien to the essence and glory of the Father, and that there was a time when He was not. This frightful blasphemy shook the faithful of Alexandria. Alexander, his Archbishop, after trying in vain to correct him through admonitions, cut him off from communion and finally in a local council deposed him in the year 321. Yet neither did the blasphemer wish to be corrected, nor did he cease sowing the deadly tares of his heretical teachings; but writing to the bishops of other cities, Arius and his followers requested that his doctrine be examined, and if it were unsound, that the correct teaching be declared to him. By this means, his heresy became universally known and won many supporters, so that the whole Church was soon in an uproar.
Therefore, moved by divine zeal, the first Christian Sovereign, Saint Constantine the Great, the equal to the Apostles, summoned the renowned First Ecumenical Council in Nicaea, a city of Bithynia. It was there that the shepherds and teachers of the Church of Christ gathered from all regions in the year 325. All of them, with one mouth and one voice, declared that the Son and Word of God is one in essence with the Father, true God of true God, and they composed the holy Symbol of Faith up to the seventh article (since the remainder, beginning with “And in the Holy Spirit,” was completed by the Second Ecumenical Council). Thus they anathematized the impious Arius of evil belief and those of like mind with him, and cut them off as rotten members from the whole body of the faithful.
Therefore, recognizing the divine Fathers as heralds of the Faith after the divine Apostles, the Church of Christ has appointed this present Sunday for their annual commemoration, in thanksgiving and unto the glory of God, unto their praise and honour, and unto the strengthening of the true Faith.
The Holy Hieromartyr Eutychius, Bishop of Melitene – All information concerning this Martyr has been lost, except that he presented himself before the tyrants, mocked the idols, suffered many unspeakable torments, and was finally drowned in the sea.
Nikitas, Bishop of Chalcedon
Memorial Services/Μνημόσυνα – Today we pray for the repose of the soul of the servants of God the Andreas Syrengelas (40 days) and Alfredo Pontrelli (3 years). May their memory be eternal.
Σήμερα προσευχόμαστε υπέρ αναπαύσεως της ψυχής των κεκοιμημένων δούλων του Θεού Ανδρέα Συρεγγέλα (40 ημέρες) και Αλφρέδου Ποντρέλη (3 χρόνια). Αιωνία σας η μνήμη αξιομακάριστοι και αείμνηστοι αδελφοί ημών.
Social Hour – Sponsored by Evdoxia Syrengelas and family.
Upcoming Memorial Services – June 11 – Elena Marinow (1 year), Beatrice Zouras (5 Years)
Remembering Our Fallen Heroes on Memorial Day – During this long weekend of BBQ’s and celebrations please take a moment to remember the true reason that we celebrate: to preserve the memory and honor the men and women who gave their lives so that we could live in freedom. Wishing everyone God’s blessing for a safe and wonderful Memorial Day Weekend.
Coed summer softball league – If you are 16 years old and up and looking for summer activity here’s the opportunity! “Coed summer softball league” For more info contact Zee Zaharias at 801-913-0268 or via e-mail: Nzaharias@gmail.com
Philoptochos & Sunday School – Backpack project! – Every summer Philoptochos and Sunday school are collecting backpacks and school supplies for those kids are less fortunate. What you need to do? Simply buy a backpack and/or supplies and bring them to the church on a Sunday or weekday. The collection starts in June and will go on July and August.
In case you don’t have time to shop a $30 check will help purchase what needed. Please make the check payable to “Assumption Philoptochos”
Festival Baking Schedule – Get those aprons on and join the fun and fellowship as we prepare our delicious pastries for the festival! Everyone is welcome to come and help; even if it is for a few hours!
We will be baking on the following days:
- Wednesday, June 7 Tiropita
- Sunday, June 11 Prepare for Spanakopita (after services)
- Wednesday, June 14 Spanakopita
- Wednesday June 21 Vegetarian Dolmades
- Wednesday, June 28 Koulourakia & Kataifi
- Wednesday, July 12 Tsourekia
- Wednesday, July 19 Meat Dolmades
- Wednesday, July 26 Baklava
- Wednesday, August 2 Galaktoboureko
- Wednesday, August 9 Paximadia
- Thursday, August 10 Melomakarona
- Wednesday, August 16 Kourabiedes/Karidopita
- Sunday, August 13 Pastitsio
- Wednesday, August 23 Diples
Start Time 8:00 am. Lunch will be provided!