Worship Services, Meetings and Activities

Sunday, 11/6

  • Z’ Λουκά. 7th Sunday Luke
  • Orthros 8:45 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
  • General Assembly after church services
  • Sunday school

Tuesday, 11/8

  • Σύν. Αρχιστρ. Μιχαήλ & Γαβριήλ. Synaxis of the Archangels
  • Orthros 9:30 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
  • Vespers at St. Nektarios in Covina 7pm.

Wednesday, 11/9

  • Νεκταρίου Αιγίνης. Nektarios the Wonderworker.
  • Orthros 9:00 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am at St. Nektarios church in Covina
  • Panagia’s Little Lambs 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Greek school 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Saturday, 11/12

  • Metropolis of San Francisco Gala in Newport Beach

Sunday, 11/13

  • H’ Λουκά. 8th Sunday Luke
  • Orthros 8:45 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
  • Sunday school
  • Philoptochos Harvest Bake Sale
  • Bookstore

Saints and Feasts

  • Luke the Monk of Taormina
  • Paul the Confessor, Patriarch of Constantinople – Saint Paul was from Thessalonica. He became the secretary of Alexander, Patriarch of Constantinople (see Aug. 30), a deacon, and then the successor of Saint Alexander in about 337. Because of his virtue, his eloquence in teaching, and his zeal for Orthodoxy, the Arians hated and feared him. When the Arian Emperor Constantius, who was in Antioch, learned of Paul’s election, he exiled Paul and proclaimed the Arian Eusebius Patriarch. Saint Paul went to Rome, where he found Saint Athanasius the Great also in exile. Provided with letters by Pope Julius, Paul returned to Constantinople, and after the death of Eusebius in 342, ascended again his rightful throne; the Arians meanwhile elected Macedonius, because he rejected the Son’s con-substantiality with the Father (and the divinity of the Holy Spirit besides). When Constantius, yet at Antioch, learned of Paul’s return, he sent troops to Constantinople to drive Paul out. The Saint returned to Rome, where Saint Athanasius also was again in exile. Constans, Emperor of the West, Constantius’ brother, but Orthodox, wrote to Constantius that if Athanasius and Paul were not allowed to return to their sees, he would come with troops to restore them him-self. So Paul again returned to his throne. After the death of Constans, however, Constantius had Paul deposed. Because of the love of the people for Saint Paul, Philip the Prefect, who was sent for him, was compelled to arrest him secretly to avoid a sedition. Paul was banished to Cucusus, on the borders of Cilicia and Armenia; a town through which his most illustrious successor, Saint John Chrysostom would also pass on his way to Comana in his last exile. In Cucusus, about the year 350, as Saint Paul was celebrating the Divine Liturgy in the little house where he was a prisoner, the Arians strangled him with his own omophorion, so much did they fear him even in exile. His holy relics were brought back to Constantinople with honour by the Emperor Theodosius the Great.
  • 7th Sunday of Luke


  • Today we pray for the repose of the soul of the servants of God Departed Philoptochos Sisters. May their memory be eternal. Σήμερα προσευχόμαστε υπέρ αναπαύσεως της ψυχής των κεκοιμημένων δούλων του Θεού αποδημήσαντα Mέλη της Φιλοπτώχου. Αιωνία σας η μνήμη αξιομακάριστοι και αείμνηστοι αδελφοί ημών.
  • Social Hour – Sponsored by Philoptochos and Nina Eleftheriou and family in loving memory of her father Konstantinos Siametis.
  • Philoptochos – Today, a second tray will be passed in church and all proceeds will benefit the Ecumenical Patriarchate; its programs and charities.
  • Trip to St. Nektarios Church in Covina – The Assumption Seniors have planned a bus trip to Covina for the Feast Day of Saint Nektarios on Wednesday November 9th, 2016 for Hierarchical Divine Liturgy and Lunch Reception. Bus leaves from Assumption at 8:00 a.m. and returns at 3:00 p.m. $10 per person Only 37 seats available. Please call the church office at 562-494-8929 to reserve your seat.
  • General Assembly – General Assembly following church services. Stewards in Good Standing and current are defined as: Stewards who have pledged in 2016 and have paid at least three-quarters (75%) of your pledge amount. Are you a “Steward in Good Standing”? If you are not, please take the necessary steps to be able to participate in the General Assembly and upcoming Parish Council Elections.  Remember this Church belongs to YOU.
  • Save the date – Save the date Saturday, Novemver 12, 2016 for the Metropolis of San Francisco Gala. Reserve your room by visiting the website https://aws.passkey.com/g/58058324, or by calling 949-759-0808. For additional information please visit: www.sanfran.goarch.org or call 415-753-3075
  • Adult Orthodoxy Class and Bible Study – Come and Learn! A new Adult Orthodoxy Class and Bible Study begins in October mostly the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays from 6pm to 7pm at the church library with Father Christo. You are all welcomed to join the class and learn something new.
  • November’s Prosforo – Prosforo for  the  month of October is donated by Maria Tsalikis and Anna Georgoulis.
  • Benefit Dinner – Benefit Dinner on Saturday, 11/13, 2016 at St. John’s Church in Anaheim to help the completion of the Monastery expansion project in Dunlap, CA

General Information

(562) 494-8929

(562) 985-1379

Street Address:
5761 East Colorado St.
Long Beach, CA 90814

Mailing Address:
5761 East Colorado St.
Long Beach, CA 90814