Sunday, 11/19

  • + Θ’ Λουκά. 9th Sunday of Luke Orthros 8:45 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
  • Sunday School
  • Thanksgiving Food Drive (last day) – pick up
  • Altar Boys: Team Luke – Nick Tavlarides C, Peter Vagelatos C, John Vagelatos, Roberto Cardenas, Panagiotis Batsaras, Vasilis Lioulias.

Tuesday, 11/21

  • + Τα Εισόδια της Θεοτόκου. The Entrance of the Blessed Virgin Mary into the Temple
  • Orthros 9:30 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
  • Parish Council meeting 7:00 pm

Wednesday, 11/22

  • No Panagia’s Little Lambs
  • No Greek School

Thursday, 11/23

  • Happy Thanksgiving (office & church closed)

Saturday, 11/25

  • Baptism: Panagiotis Kanakis 3:00 pm

Sunday, 11/26

  • + ΙΓ’ Λουκά. 13th Sunday of Luke Orthros 8:45 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
  • Sunday School
  • Altar Boys: Team John – Anthony Mentas C, Yianni Roll C, Andrew Mentas, Kosta Georgakopoulos, Stamatis Zoumberakis, Ilias Zoumberakis, Joseph Best, Jacob Best.

Saints and Feasts

  • 9th Sunday of Luke
  • Obadiah the Prophet – The Divine Scriptures do not tell us with any certainty when the Prophet Obadiah lived nor what was his homeland. Thus, some say that he is that Obadiah who was Ahab’s steward, who, because of Jezebel’s wrath, hid one hundred prophets in a cave and fed them with bread and water (III Kings 18:4), and that he later became a disciple of Elias the Prophet about 903 B.C. But others surmise from the words of the same prophetical book that he is somewhat later than Joel (celebrated on Oct. 19). He is also called Obdiu, or Abdiu, or Obadiah; his name means “servant of God.” His book of prophecy, which consists of only one chapter, is ranked fourth among the minor Prophets.
  • Martyrs Barlaam of Caesarea and Heliodorus – Saint Barlaam, who was from a certain village near Antioch in Syria, was advanced in years and a husbandman by occupation. Because of his confession of Christ, he was brought before the judge, who had him scourged with whips and then scraped with iron claws. Since this could not break his constancy, he was forcibly haled to the idols’ temple, and live coals with incense were placed in his right hand. The judge thought that he would cast them down because of the pain, thus seeming to have offered a sacrifice of incense to the idols. But Saint Barlaam stood unmoving until his hand was thoroughly burned by the coals; he fell to the ground, and so gave up his soul into the hands of the Lord. He contested in martyrdom during the reign of Diocletian (284-305). Saint Basil the Great and Saint John Chrysostom both gave homilies in his honor.

Announcements

Memorial Service/Μνημόσυνo – Today we pray for the repose of the soul of the servant of God Vasilios Papadatos (40 days). May his memory be eternal.

Σήμερα προσευχόμαστε υπέρ αναπαύσεως της ψυχής του κεκοιμημένου δούλου του Θεού Βασιλείου Παπαδάτου (40 ημέρες). Αιωνία σου η μνήμη αξιομακάριστε και αείμνηστε αδελφέ ημών.

Social Hour – Sponsored by Rouli & George Mihalopoulos.

Baby Panagiotis Kanakis’ baptism – Please join Fr. Christo and Presvytera Jessica for the baptism of their baby son Panagiotis on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 3:00 pm. You can still call the church office to RSVP.

Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive – It’s not too late to sponsor a family with a $30.00 donation (made payable to Assumption Philoptochos).

Upcoming Memorial Service – Nov. 26 – Julie Dambra (40 days); Antonios Papadopoulos (27 years)

Crab Feed – The Crab Feed Dinner Night will be on Friday December 1st at 7:00 pm as a fundraiser for the iconography in the church. Please call the office to reserve a seat or a table!

Bookstore – Come and visit our bookstore at the hall during coffee hour. You may also contact Zoe Falley at 714-366-0001 or Voula at the church office at 562-494-8929.

Panagia’s Pantry – We are collecting:

  • Non perishable/canned foods
  • Clothing
  • Toiletries
  • Blankets