Sunday, 10/1

  • + B’ Λουκά. 2nd Sunday of Luke
  • Orthros 8:45 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
  • Sunday School
  • National Church Music Sunday
  • Philoptochos Go Pink Sunday (Breast Cancer Recognition Day)
  • Altar Boys meeting

Wednesday, 10/4

  • Panagia’s Little Lambs 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Greek School 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Friday, 10/6

  • Futsol Game 6pm – 7pm
  • Saturday, 10/7
  • Philoptochos Rummage Sale – 9am to 3pm inside the cultural center.

Sunday, 10/8

  • + Γ’ Λουκά. 3rd Sunday of Luke
  • Orthros 8:45 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
  • Sunday school
  • Festival Appreciation Lunch after church services
  • Long Beach Marathon

Saints and Feasts

2nd Sunday of Luke

The Holy Protection of the Theotokos – The Feast of the Protection commemorates the appearance of the most holy Theotokos in the Church of Blachernae in Constantinople in the early sixth century, as recorded in the life of Saint Andrew the Fool for Christ’s sake. While the multitudes of the faithful were gathered in church, Epiphanius, the friend of Saint Andrew, through the Saint’s prayers, beheld the Virgin Mary above the faithful and spreading out her veil over them, signifying her unceasing protection of all Christians. Because of this we keep a yearly feast of gratitude, imploring our Lady never to cease sheltering us in her mighty prayers. In the Greek tradition, this feast is celebrated on October 28, while in the Slavic tradition, this feast is celebrated on October 1.

Ananias, Apostle of the 70 – Saint Ananias, whose name means “God is gracious,” was from Damascus, where by divine revelation he was commanded to baptize the Apostle Paul (Acts 9: 10-17). He completed the course of martyrdom when he was stoned to death during the proconsulate of Lucian.


National Church Music Sunday – A “Thank You” To Our Church Musicians. On October 1st, 2017, we celebrate National Church Music Sunday. It is a day set aside across our entire Archdiocese to commemorate the dedicated and talented women and men in our congregations whose stewardship provides music for our liturgical services throughout the year.

The ministry of music is an essential part of our religious life. Through our hymns, we worship the Lord, our God. We give thanks, we ask for blessing, we renew our faith, and we express the joy of Orthodox Christian Fellowship. When you see any of these people, please tell them how much you appreciate their gift to our parish.

Social Hour – Sponsored by Philoptochos.

Altar Boys Meeting: Pizza and Ice Cream after Divine Liturgy – On Sunday October 1st Immediately after Divine liturgy. Altar Boys are ages 7+

Philoptochos Rummage Sale – Time to get rid of your stuff! Philoptochos rummage sale needs your donations of gently used things from your closet and garage. You can bring your donations during regular office hours from October 1 through October 6 and drop them off in the church hall. Rummage sale is Saturday October 7.

Festival News – As a ‘thank you’ for all the hard work and dedication of our volunteers at last month’s Greek festival, the festival committee would like to invite all our volunteers for lunch on Sunday, October 8 in the hall immediately after church services.

Stewardship – If your name does not appear in the list, please return your 2017 Stewardship Card as soon as possible. Your Stewardship provides the foundation for our Parish Ministries for the year. Above all, your presence and participation in our community is most treasured.

Bookstore – Come and visit our bookstore in the main hall during coffee hour. For more information, contact Zoe Falley at 714-366-0001 or Voula at the church office at 562-494-8929.

October’s Prosforo – Prosforo for the month of September is being donated by Dora Polychrones.

Panagia’s Pantry – We are collecting:

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