Worship Services, Meetings and Activities – November 27, 2016

Sunday, 11/27

  • ΙΓ’ Λουκά. 13th Sunday Luke
  • Orthros 8:45 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
  • Sunday school

Wednesday, 11/30

  • Ανδρέου Αποστόλου. Andrew the first called Apostle.
  • Orthros 9:30 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
  • Panagia’s Little Lambs 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Greek school 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Friday, 12/2

  • Futsal game 6 pm – 7 pm

Sunday, 12/4

  • Ι’ Λουκά. (Βαρβάρας μεγαλ.) 10th Sunday Luke (Barbara the Great Martyr)
  • Orthros 8:45 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
  • Parish Elections
  • Bookstore

Saints and Feasts

  • Gregory of Sinai and his disciple Gerasimos
  • 13th Sunday of Luke
  • James the Great Martyr of Persia – This Saint was from the city of Bythlaba and was of noble birth; he was the closest and most honoured friend of Isdiger (or Yazdegerd) I, King of Persia (reigned 399-420). Though a Christian from his youth, James renounced Christ because he was allured by the King’s friendship and flatteries. When his mother and his wife learned of this, they declared to him by letter that they would have nothing more to do with him, since he had preferred a glory that is temporal to the love of Christ. Wounded in soul by these words and coming to himself, the Saint wept over his error, and repudiated the worship of the idols. Therefore, becoming exceedingly wroth, the King – this was Bahram (or Varahran) V (reigned 421-438), Isdiger’s son and successor – condemned him to a most bitter death, the likes of which not even a brute beast was ever condemned to: that is, his body was dismembered at every joint of his arms and legs. And so, when he had been cut asunder limb by limb to his very hips and shoulders, the courageous Martyr was finally beheaded, in the year 421.

Memorial Service/Μνημόσυνo

Today we pray for the repose of the soul of the departed servants of God Alexandra Smyrniotis (2 years) and George Smyrniotis (17 years). May their memory be eternal.


Σήμερα προσευχόμαστε υπέρ αναπαύσεως της ψυχής των κεκοιμημένων δούλων του Θεού Αλεξάνδρας Σμυρνιώτη (2 χρόνια) και Γεωργίου Σμυρνιώτη (17 χρόνια). Αιωνία σας η μνήμη αξιομακάριστοι και αείμνηστοι αδελφοί ημών.

Artoklasia (Blessing of Five Loaves) – Today’s Artoklasia is donated from George and Rodoula Loizides and family in commemoration of St. Andrew and for good health. Especially for their son Evripides.

Social Hour – Sponsored by Niki Smyrniotis, Tina Lilis and families.

Christmas Card – Again this year the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Choir is sponsoring a Community Christmas Card. All the proceeds will go towards the church’s organ replacement fund. Please support this effort by entering your family’s name in the card for $25 per line. The form is posted in November’s news letter and weekly bulletin.

Are you planning on voting on Dec 4th for the 2017-2018 Parish Council board? – If your answer is YES, the next questions to ask yourself is..

  • Are you a “Steward in Good Standing” and current in meeting your pledge to be able to participate?
  • If you are not, please take the necessary steps to be able to participate in the upcoming Parish Council Elections. Remember, we are the church, The Body Of Christ!

Upcoming Memorial Services

  • December 4 – Vivi Castritis (3 years)
  • Efthimios (Sam) Froudakis (7 years)

Trinity Foster Home: Annual Christmas Tree Wish List – Sponsored by Philoptochos. We need your help in making 60 children’s wishes come true! Absolute deadline is Sunday, December 18 to bring in all gifts. Please support our church ministry in helping bring smiles to these children’s faces. For questions, please contact: Matoula Batshoun, Event Co-Chair: (714) 705-9316; Sofie Batshoun, Event Co-Chair: (714) 705-9314; Karen Fic, Philoptochos President: (562) 416-5565

Bookstore – Remember to stop by and take a look at our beautiful gift items, books, greeting cards and icons.

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