Sunday, 7/1

  • + E’ Ματθαίου. 5th Sunday of Matthew. Orthros 8:45 am, Divine Liturgy 10 am.
  • Altar Boys: Team Mark – Aris Roubanis C, Alex Roubanis C, Emilio Platis, Mateo Platis, John Confrey, Dimitri Spiropoulos, Dimitri Stavros, George Stavros.
  • Bookstore open

Sunday, 7/8

  • + E’ Ματθαίου. 5th Sunday of Matthew. Orthros 8:45 am, Divine Liturgy 10 am.
  • Altar Boys: Team Matthew – Elias Eleopoulos C, Dennis Dalkos C, Panayotis Christidis, Alexander Eleopoulos, Nikolas Eleopoulos, Paul Dunbar, Andrew Girgis.
  • Bookstore open

Saints and Feasts

Aaron and Julius the Martyrs of Caerelon

5th Sunday of Matthew

Cosmas & Damian the Holy Unmercenaries – These Saints, who are different from those that are celebrated on the 1st of November, were from Rome. They were physicians, freely bestowing healing upon beasts and men, asking nothing from the healed other than that they confess and believe in Christ. They ended their life in martyrdom in the year 284, under the Emperors Carinus and Numerian.


Memorial Services/Μνημόσυνα – Today we pray for the repose of the soul of the servants of God Georgios Sehremelis (2 years) & Sofia Paleologos (6 months). May their memory be eternal.

Social Hour – Sponsored by Andy & Leslie Sehremelis and Matoula Batshoun.

Upcoming Memorial Services – July 8 – Gus Stevenson (40 days)

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.

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.

Festival Baking – Festival baking is starting – 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

July’s Prosforo – The Prosforo for the month of July is donated by Flora Castritis Yakos and Bill & Paris Kastanas. Thank you! If you wish to donate the prosforo please contact Voula at the church office. 562.494.8929

Festival Baking Schedule:

  • Wednesday, July 11 Tsourekia
  • Saturday, July 14 Kataifi
  • Thursday, July 19 Tiropita
  • Wednesday, July 25 Prepare for Spanakopita
  • Thursday, July 26 Spanakopita
  • Thursday, August 2 Baklava
  • Thursday, August 9 Galaktoboureko
  • Thursday, August 16 Kourabiedes
  • Sunday, August 19 Pastitsio
  • Tuesday, August 21 Pasta Flora
  • Thursday, August 23 Diples

Note: NO Baking, June 21, 28 & July 5
Start Time: Anytime after 8:00 am and lunch will be provided along with laughter and afternoon Greek coffee! Even if you only have a couple of hours, Please join us! We can’t do it without you!