Sunday, 2/11

  • + Αποκρέω. Judgment (Meatfare) Sunday. Orthros 8:45 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
  • Altar Boys: Team Matthew – Elias Eleopoulos C, Dennis Dalkos C, Panayotis Christidis, Alexander Eleopoulos, Nikolas Eleopoulos, Paul Dunbar, Andrew Girgis
  • Philoptochos Membership Luncheon
  • Sunday School
  • Choir Practice 9:00 am
  • Goya Basketball: Assumption vs St. Basil (Home)
  • Wednesday, 2/14
  • Panagia’s Little lambs 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Greek School 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Friday, 2/16
  • PeeWee Basketball 5pm – 6pm
  • GOYA Basketball practice 6pm – 9pm

Saturday, 2/17

  • + Ψυχοσάββατο. 2nd Saturday of Souls. Orthros 9:30 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am

Sunday, 2/18

  • + Τυρινής. Forgiveness (Cheesefare) Sunday. Orthros 8:45 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
  • + Forgiveness Vespers 6:00 pm.
  • Altar Boys: Team Luke – Nick Tavlarides C, Peter Vagelatos C, John Vagelatos, Roberto Cardenas, Panagiotis Batsaras, Vasili Lioulias.
  • Sunday School
  • Choir Practice 9:00 am

Saints and Feasts

Judgment Sunday (Meatfare Sunday) – The foregoing two parables — especially that of the Prodigal Son — have presented to us God’s extreme goodness and love for man. But lest certain persons, putting their confidence in this alone, live carelessly, squandering upon sin the time given them to work out their salvation, and death suddenly snatch them away, the most divine Fathers have appointed this day’s feast commemorating Christ’s impartial Second Coming, through which we bring to mind that God is not only the Friend of man, but also the most righteous Judge, Who recompenses to each according to his deeds.

It is the aim of the holy Fathers, through bringing to mind that fearful day, to rouse us from the slumber of carelessness unto the work of virtue, and to move us to love and compassion for our brethren. Besides this, even as on the coming Sunday of Cheese-fare we commemorate Adam’s exile from the Paradise of delight — which exile is the beginning of life as we know it now — it is clear that today’s is reckoned the last of all feasts, because on the last day of judgment, truly, everything of this world will come to an end.

All foods, except meat and meat products, are allowed during the week that follows this Sunday.

Blaise the Holy Martyr of Sebastia – Saint Blaise was Bishop of Sebastia. Divine grace, through which he healed the diseases of men and beasts, and especially of infants, made his name famous. He contested for the Faith under Licinius in the year 316. Saint Blaise is invoked for the healing of throat ailments.

Theodora the Empress – As for the renowned Empress Theodora, she was from Paphlagonia and was the daughter of a certain Marinus, the commander of a military regiment. While being the wife of the Emperor Theophilus, the last of the Iconoclasts, she adorned the royal diadem with her virtue and piety; as long as her husband Theophilus lived, she privately venerated icons, despite his displeasure. After his death, she restored the holy icons to public veneration; this is commemorated on the Sunday of Orthodoxy, the First Sunday of the Great Fast. She governed the Empire wisely for fifteen years, since her son Michael was not yet of age. But in 857 she forsook her royal power and entered a certain convent in Constantinople called Gastria, where she finished the course of her life in holiness and reposed in the Lord. Her sacred incorrupt remains are found in Corfu, in the Church of the Most Holy Theotokos of the Cave, in the capital city of the island (see also Dec. 12)


Announcements

Memorial Services/Μνημόσυνα – Today we pray for the repose of the soul of the servants of God Joanne Liakos (3 years), Christine Foutris (40 days), Alexandra Kiapos (6 months), Helen Foutris (35 years), Marcus Picoulas (35 years) and Tsvetana Petkova Kalcheva (7 years). May their memory be eternal.

Social Hour – Sponsored by Nikki & Stephanie Liakos, Harry Boutsikakis, Foutris family & Vili Kalcheva.

Philoptochos News – The Philoptochos Membership Luncheon will be on Sunday, February 11, 2018 following church services. Adults $30; Children under 12 $15. To sponsor and decorate a table or to make reservations for yourself or your friends, please contact Bobbie Soupos at bsoupos@sbcglobal.net or (714) 307-1488 or Lia Kakaris at tlkakaris@charter.net or (562) 773-1778. A buffet lunch will be served, so it is not necessary to bring plates and flatware unless you feel you need those to decorate your tables.

Philoptochos Clean Monday: Koulouma Monday, February 19 at 6:00 pm – Start Lent by breaking bread together as a family with delicious Lenten meals. Bring your favorite Lenten dish to share.

Flowers for the Panagia Icon – We would like to have our icon of the Panagia decorated with flowers for the Salutation Services each Friday. If you would like to donate please send your donation to the office. Thank you.

Hope & Joy – Pee Wee Basketball from 5pm-6pm in our Gym. No previous basketball experience necessary. Open to children 7-11 years of age. Please wear tennis shoes and bring a basketball. More info directly from your coaches at practice. See you there! Yota Batsaras (call/text) 7143068082

Request for 2017 Year-End Tax Receipt – Contact Voula at office@assumptionlb.org or call 562.494.8929 to request your church year-end tax receipt for 2017.

February’s Prosforo – Prosforo for the month of February is donated by Jim & Kay Platis. Thank you.

Upcoming Memorial Service – February 18 – Eleni Stergiou (40 days), Erma Ruth Jianas (20 years) & Sultana Dokianos (20 years)

Jorge’s 1st week of vacation – Jorge, our church custodian will be on his 1st week of vacation from Friday, 2/2/18 to Monday, 2/12/18.

Panagia’s Pantry – We are collecting:

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