Sunday, 4/9

  • +  Των Βαΐων. Palm Sunday.
  • Orthros 8:45 am. Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
  • +   Του Νυμφίου. 1st Bridegroom Service 7:00 pm.
  • Philoptochos is selling Tsourekia

Holy Monday, 4/10

  • + Του Νυμφίου. 2nd Bridegroom Service 7:00 pm

Holy Tuesday, 4/11  (Των 10 Παρθένων)

  • + Του Νυμφίου. 3rd Bridegroom Service 7:00 pm

Holy Wednesday, 4/12  (Της Αλειψάσης Τον Κύριον)

  • +  Sacrament of Holy Unction 3:00 pm
  • +  Orthros for Mystical Supper 7:00 pm (Sacrament of Holy Unction)

Holy Thursday, 4/13  (Ο Μυστικός Δείπνος)

  • +  Liturgy of St. Basil 10:00 am
  • +  Ακολουθία των Παθών (12 Ευαγγέλια).
  • +  Service of Passion 7:00 pm

Holy Friday, 4/14  (Τα Άγια Πάθη Του Κυρίου)

  • +  Reading of the Royal Hours 1:00 pm
  • +  Αποκαθήλωσις. Decent from the Cross 2:30 pm
  • +  Επιτάφιος. Lamentations Service 7:00 pm

Holy Saturday, 4/15  (Η Ταφή Του Κυρίου)

  • +  Liturgy of St. Basil 10:00 am
  • +  The Canon 11:15 pm
  • +  Ακολουθία της Αναστάσεως. Resurrection Service and Liturgy 12 midnight.
  • Supper to follow Liturgy

Easter Sunday, 4/16

  • +  ΤΟ ΑΓΙΟΝ ΠΑΣΧΑ, HOLY EASTER. Agape Service 11:30 am

Saints and Feasts

Raphael, Nicholas, Irene, & Olympias of Mytilene – For more on these saints, see the reading for Renewal (Bright) Tuesday.

Palm Sunday – On Sunday, five days before the Passover of the Law, the Lord came from Bethany to Jerusalem. Sending two of His disciples to bring Him a foal of an ass, He sat thereon and entered into the city. When the multitude there heard that Jesus was coming, they straightway took up the branches of palm trees in their hands, and went forth to meet Him. Others spread their garments on the ground, and yet others cut branches from the trees and strewed them in the way that Jesus was to pass; and all of them together, especially the children, went before and after Him, crying out: “Hosanna: Blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord, the King of Israel” (John 12:13). This is the radiant and glorious festival of our Lord’s entry into Jerusalem that we celebrate today.

The branches of the palm trees symbolize Christ’s victory over the devil and death. The word Hosanna means “Save, I pray,” or “Save, now.” The foal of an ass, and Jesus’ sitting thereon, and the fact that this animal was untamed and considered unclean according to the Law, signified the former uncleanness and wildness of the nations, and their subjection thereafter to the holy Law of the Gospel.

The Holy Martyr Eupsychius of Caesarea – This holy Martyr was from the parts of Cappadocia, and lived a blameless life with his wife. During the reign of Julian the Apostate, this blessed one was filled with divine zeal and, with other Christians, destroyed the pagan temple dedicated to Fortune. Because of this he received the crown of martyrdom by beheading in the year 362.


Social Hour – Sponsored by Philoptochos.

Flowers for the Panagia Icon – With your help, Katy Georgedes and the ladies will adorn our church. Flowers needed for Nymphios, Crucifixion, the Epitaphios (Christ’s tomb), the Resurrection icons and decorate the Church for Easter. Thank you for your generosity. If you would like to donate please send your donation to the office. Thank you.

GOYA: Good Friday Luminaries – Let’s light our path around the church with the names of Our loved ones who have passed on and our wishes for the health of our family and friends. Each bag costs $5.00.  Please mail the names with a check payable to Assumption Goya  to: Nicolette Simitian 19601 Summer Grove Lane, Hunt. Bch., CA 92648

GOYA Basketball – The Assumption basketball Practices  for the month of March and April will be the following Fridays: 4/21 & 4/28 at our Assumption Gym from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.  No practice on Good Friday, 4/14.

EASTER EGG DYING – We will be dying the eggs on Holy Thursday after morning church services. All are welcome to join. Please come and fellowship with us. Lunch will be provided.

Bookstore – Come one….Come all….We are back and better than ever. Pascha is just around the corner so get ready to shop for your icons, one of a kind gifts, cards, egg dye with wraps and books, charcoal & incense, etc. Get all your Easter baskets filled on time so don’t wait.

Senior Christians Pot Luck – Please mark your calendar for Senior Christians Pot Luck. This month ONLY (April) we will get together on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 11:30 am instead of Tuesday, April 18.

Special Note – Please note that the services and events posted in the monthly news letter’s calendar are subject to change; please refer to weekly bulletin for current schedule info.