Sunday, 9/3

  • + ΙΓ’ Ματθαίου. 13th Sunday of Matthew
  • Orthros 8:45 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
  • Festival 12 Noon to 9:00 pm

Monday, 9/4

  • Labor Day Festival 12 noon to 9:00 pm

Friday, 9/8

  • + Το Γενέθλιον της Υπεραγίας Θεοτόκου. Nativity of the Theotokos
  • Orthros 9:30 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am

Sunday, 9/10

  • + Προ της Υψώσεως. Sunday before Holy Cross
  • Orthros 8:45 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
  • Ministry fair & Registrations

Saints and Feasts

Anthimus, Bishop of Nicomedea – After the death of the 20,000 Martyrs of Nicomedia, their Bishop Anthimus fled to a certain village to care for his remaining flock. The Emperor Maximian sent men in search of him. When they found him, he promised to show Anthimus to them, but first took them in as guests, fed them, and only then made himself known to them. Amazed at his kindness, the soldiers promised him to tell Maximian that they had not found him. But Anthimus went willingly with them, and converting them by his admonitions, baptized them on the way. He boldly confessed his Faith before Maximian, and after frightful tortures was beheaded in the year 303 or 304.

Holy Father Theoctistus and his fellow struggler Euthymius the Great – Saint Theoctistus, a monk at the Palestinian lavra of Pharan, embraced a more severe life in the wilderness with his friend Saint Euthymius the Great. They founded a monastery, of which Theoctistus was the abbot. He reposed in deep old age in 451.

Polydorus the Martyr of New Ephesus


Announcements

Please volunteer and help underwrite our festival! – Please be sure that you are involved. Let’s make this festival the most successful ever. Our festival is a great way to demonstrate our love for God and our Greek Orthodox Faith and, our love for each other.

Ministry Fair – The Ministry Fair will be held on Sunday, September 10 immediately after Divine Liturgy inside the hall. Sign up and learn about our programs. Come and enjoy a family day full of fun, hot dogs, ice cream, Kid’s Bounce House, Outdoor Games & Indoor Volleyball.

Upcoming 40 days baby-blessings – September 10 – Panagiotis Christos Kanakis. Parents: Fr. Christos & Pres. Jessica Kanakis; September 24 – Nicholas Daniel McMillan. Parents: James & Angela McMillan

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 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.

Jorge’s 2nd week of vacation – Jorge, our church custodian will be on his 2nd week of vacation from Saturday, 9/16 to Monday, 9/25.

September’s Prosforo – Prosforo for the month of September is donated by Yiota Beckas. Thank you.

Panagia’s Pantry – We are collecting:

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