Worship Services, Meetings and Activities
This Week
October 23, 2016


Sunday, 10/23

  • ΣΤ’ Λουκά. 6th Sunday Luke
  • Orthros 8:45 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
  • Pink Sunday (Breast Cancer Recognition Day)
  • Philoptochos General Meeting
  • Sunday school
  • Bookstore open

Wednesday, 10/26

  • Δημητρίου Μεγαλομ. & Μυροβλύτου. Demetrios the Myrrh-Streamer
  • 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

Sunday, 10/30

  • E’ Λουκά. 5th Sunday Luke
  • Orthros 8:45 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
  • Greek School “OXI” Day Luncheon and celebration

Saints and Feasts

  • Our Righteous Father Ignatius, Patriarch of Constantinople
  • Sixth Sunday of Luke
  • James (Iakovos) the Apostle, brother of Our Lord
    According to some, this Saint was a son of Joseph the Betrothed, born of the wife that the latter had before he was betrothed to the Ever-virgin. Hence he was the brother of the Lord, Who was also thought to be the son of Joseph (Matt. 13: 55). But some say that he was a nephew of Joseph, and the son of his brother Cleopas, who was also called Alphaeus and Mary his wife, who was the first cousin of the Theotokos. But even according to this genealogy, he was still called, according to the idiom of the Scriptures, the Lord’s brother because of their kinship.This Iakovos is called the Less (Mark 15:4) by the Evangelists to distinguish him from Iakovos, the son of Zebedee, who was called the Great. He became the first Bishop of Jerusalem, elevated to this episcopal rank by the Apostles, according to Eusebius (Eccl. Hist., Book II: 23), and was called Obliah, that is, the Just, because of his great holiness and righteousness. Having ascended the crest of the Temple on the day of the Passover at the prompting of all, he bore testimony from there concerning his belief in Jesus, and he proclaimed with a great voice that Jesus sits at the right hand of the great power of God and shall come again upon the clouds of heaven. On hearing this testimony, many of those present cried, “Hosanna to the Son of David.” But the Scribes and Pharisees cried, “So, even the just one hath been led astray,” and at the command of Ananias the high priest, the Apostle was cast down headlong from thence, then was stoned, and while he prayed for his slayers, his head was crushed by the wooden club wielded by a certain scribe. The first of the Catholic (General) Epistles written to the Jews in the Diaspora who believed in Christ was written by this Iakovos.

Announcements

  • Philoptochos – Today, is our first General Meeting. It will be held in the hall immediately after Divine Liturgy. Our guest speaker is Yota Batsaras who will introduce us all to LOOK GOOD, FEEL BETTER. GO PINK SUNDAY is also today. Hope you put on you pink clothes to support the Breast Cancer Awareness on Philoptochos General meeting.
  • Sunday School – Today, Sunday School will be teaming up with our Philoptochos Ladies, during Sunday School, to “Make a Difference” an event that will encourage our youth to do good deeds for the long beach community. – God Bless, Your Sunday School Director; Presvyter Jessica Kanakis
  • Social Hour – Sponsored by Philoptochos.
  • Greek School – Come and celebrate with the Greek School of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church Greek Independence “OXI DAY” on Sunday, October 30, 2016. Adults:$12.00 Children:$8.00
  • 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.
  • 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
  • General Assembly – Sunday, November 6, 2016, 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.
  • Bookstore – Remember to stop by and take a look at our beautiful gift items, books, greeting cards and icons.

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Long Beach, CA 90814

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