Sunday, 8/5

  • + I’ Ματθαίου. 10th Sunday of Matthew. Orthros 8:45 am, Divine Liturgy 10 am.
  • Bookstore open

Monday, 8/6

  • + Μεταμόρφωσις Ι. Χριστού. Holy Transfiguration. Orthros 9:30 am, Divine Liturgy 10 am.

Wednesday, 8/8

  • + Paraklesis to the Theotokos 7 pm

Thursday, 8/9

  • Festival baking: Galaktoboureko 8 am

Friday, 8/10

  • + Paraklesis to the Theotokos 9 am

Sunday, 8/12

  • + IA’ Ματθαίου. 11th Sunday of Matthew. Orthros 8:45 am, Divine Liturgy 10 am.
  • Bookstore open

Saints and Feasts

10th Sunday of Matthew

Forefeast of the Transfiguration of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

Eusignius the Martyr of Antioch – This Martyr was from Antioch, and had been a soldier from the time of the reign of Constantius Chlorus (the father of Saint Constantine the Great) to that of Julian the Apostate. He censured Julian’s ungodliness and reminded him that he was the nephew of Saint Constantine the Great, the first Christian Emperor. He reminded him further, that from his tender youth he had been nourished on the milk of piety and instructed in the Faith of Christ, had been a fellow student of Basil the Great and Gregory the Theologian, had been a reader of the Church of Nicomedia, and that he had set all these things at nought and become a transgressor of the promises made in his divine Baptism, and had offered to the idols the adoration that is due to God alone. Reminding the Apostate of all these things and reproving him, he was beheaded in the year 361, having lived altogether 110 years, and been a soldier for more than sixty.


Memorial Service/Μνημόσυνo – Today we pray for the repose of the soul of the servants of God Dimitrios Contos (10 years), Vasilios, Paraskevi, Sotirios, Aristi & Kosmas. May their memory be eternal.

Σήμερα προσευχόμαστε υπέρ αναπαύσεως της ψυχής των κεκοιμημένων δούλων του Θεού Δημητρίου Κόντου (10 χρόνια), Βασιλείου, Παρασκευής, Σωτηρίου, Αρίστης & Κοσμά. Αιωνία σας η μνήμη αξιομακάριστοι και αείμνηστοι αδελφοί ημών.

Social Hour – Sponsored by Angeliki Contos.

Memorial Golf Tournament – Friday, Aug.10, 2018 Inaugural Nick Monios Memorial Golf Tournament & Dinner Banquet

Please join us this Friday 8/10 at the prestigious Navy Golf Course located in Cypress, California. There are a few golf spots available and if you are not a golfer, join us at 6pm for the cocktail reception and Dinner banquet as we honor and celebrate the life of Nick Monios. Tickets for the cocktail reception and dinner banquet are available for $50 and children 16 and under are free. RSVP via email or call Rich Simitian 714.321.4481 or John Gillotti 562.208.4087 for more information or to purchase tickets. Come join the Assumption Long Beach family for an enjoyable summer evening!

Philoptochos – August, is the time to celebrate Panagia’s name day (Aug. 15). We will continue our tradition with our dessert buffet on August 14th following Vespers. This is your opportunity to bring your best Lenten dessert to share with our community and guests and to show your love to our church.

Icon for the Feast Day of the Virgin Mary – We are framing the icon for the feast day of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary for the procession (perifora) on August 14 & 15th. Any donation made in memory of a loved one or in good health is welcomed.

Upcoming Memorial Services – August 12 – Penelope Spirtos (40 days)

Festival News – Be a Part of our Annual Festival – Labor Day Weekend! This year marks the 69th Annual Long Beach Greek Festival and we look forward to a fantastic year of Eat, Drink and Dance to celebrate our culture and our community! To make this year’s Festival another successful celebration of our culture, we ask you to sign up and contribute to our Festival Necessities Campaign. The Necessity contributions are the foundation of our Festival and we cannot do it without your help. Please look for sign-up forms in the narthex table and make your pledge today to support our 2018 Festival. Thank you!!

Festival Baking – Festival baking has started – get those aprons on! You are more than welcome to join us any time; even if for a couple of hours! Come join the fun and fellowship lunch will be provided. Check the schedule in the last page. We are looking forward to seeing you and having another successful festival! Any questions, email Kathy Bastas at

Festival Baking Schedule

  • Thursday, August 9 Galaktoboureko
  • Thursday, August 16 Kourabiedes
  • Sunday, August 19 Pastitsio
  • Tuesday, August 21 Pasta Flora
  • Thursday, August 23 Diples