Great and Holy Week and Pascha Service Schedule 2017
Saturday, April 8th - Saturday of Lazarus
Orthros 9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy - 10:00 AM
with the Sunday School community Lenten Breakfast to follow
Sunday, April 9th - Palm Sunday
Orthros 9:00 AM & Divine Liturgy - 10:00 AM
Bridegroom Service with the procession of the icon - 6:00 PM
Monday, April 10th
The Bridegroom Service - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, April 11th
The Bridegroom Service with the Hymn of Kassiani - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, April 12th
The Holy Unction Service - 4:00 PM
The Orthros for Great & Holy Thursday w/ anointing to follow - 7:00 PM
Thursday, April 13th
The Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great - 10:00 AM
The Reading of the 12 Gospels w/ the procession of the Crucifix - 6:00 PM
Friday, April 14th
Decoration of the Kouvouklion - 9:00 AM
Great and Holy Week Sunday School Retreat - 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
The Reading and Chanting of the Royal Hours - 10:00 AM
The Unnailing Vespers Service - 3:00 PM
The Lamentation Service - 7:00 PM
Saturday, April 15th
The Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great -10:00 AM
The Services for the Resurrection Begin - 11:00 PM
Sunday, April 16th
The Agape Service - 11:30 AM
followed by the community Pascha Picnic
at Admiral Baker Park
For more information, please see the "Inserts and Fliers" section below
Great and Holy Week Icon Donations
If you would like to sponsor one of the seven Great and Holy Week decorated Icons please contact Julie Karagianides at Cell - 619-846-7635; Home - 619-579-0300; Email - firstname.lastname@example.org. The seven icons are as follows: 1) Palm Sunday 2) The Bridegroom for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evenings 3) The Mystical Supper 4) The Crucifixion 5) The Un-nailing/Taking down from the Cross 6) The Empty Tomb 7) The Resurrection. The cost to sponsor each beautifully decorated icon is $75.00. All proceeds to benefit the many ministries of Philoptochos.
Body Basics Parking Spaces
Please be reminded that one of our tenants, Body Basics, has been given permission to use two parking spaces off the alley near Park Blvd. on Sunday mornings. Please be respectful of that agreement and do not park in these two marked spaces on Sunday mornings. Please know that we are working diligently and moving forward to provide more parking for our church members. In the meantime, please pay attention to the signs marking the two spaces for Body Basics and do not block their customers from using those two designated spaces. Thank you.
MOCHAS for MISSIONS
Be a STAR this Great Lent and Offer your BUCKS to Missions! We’ve raised $850 so far! We are over 30% to our goal.
Won’t you consider curbing your coffee purchases during Great Lent and give just $20 towards Mochas for Missions to support new and growing mission parishes in our Metropolis? If every family in our parish gives only $20, we can easily reach our $2,000 goal by Pentecost Sunday, June 4, 2017!
Kindly place your donation in the canisters on Sundays or mail to the church office, payable to St. Spyridon Orthodox Church (note Mochas for Missions). Our collection will run through June 4th. With questions contact Soula De La Riva at email@example.com or (760) 521-0471.
God Bless You! A mission parish thanks you for your generosity!
Soula De La Riva
Mochas for Missions Chair
Please see the "Inserts and Fliers" section below
GOYA Palm Sunday Luncheon
Sunday's Palm Sunday Luncheon is SOLD OUT and tickets will be unavailable at the door. Thank you for supporting our GOYA.
Pascha gifts for our Home Bound Parishioners will be available on this Sunday, April 9th after the Divine Liturgy in the church hall. Please share your time with those who are not able to celebrate with us and deliver some wonderful baked treats from our Philoptochos ladies.
2017 Greek Festival Baking/Cooking Schedule
Sunday, April 23rd - Prep for Dolmathes (After Church); Monday, April 24th - Assemble the Dolmathes 9:00 am; Sunday April 30th - Prep for Galaktobouriko (After Church); Monday, May 1st - Assemble the Galaktobouriko 9:00 am; Monday, May 15th - Kourambiethes & Melomakarona 9:00 am; Monday, May 22nd - Koulourakia & Paximathia 9:00 am; Tuesday, May 30th - Baklava 9:00 am; Wednesday, May 31st - Kataifi 9:00 am.
Ancient Wisdom & Modern Coffee
Sunday School class for adults (taught by Michael Kallas, MA, MDiv). Please join us as we follow the bible readings from Pascha to Pentecost to study the gospel according to St. John - (April 23rd, April 30th, and May 7th). We meet in the lounge immediately following the Divine Liturgy. Coffee and tea is provided.Bring your bible.
Looking for Orthodox gifts to add to your Pascha baskets, how about a Resurrection Icon, “Hymns of Holy Week” CD by our St. Spyridon choir, a small Prayer Book, or a Prayer Rope Bracelet. Stop by the Bookstore during fellowship hour!
Great & Holy Friday Retreat
Please sign your child up for the Holy Friday Retreat today, after church in hall. We are also signing up parents to help during the retreat. The theme this year is “Walking with Jesus” and the children will be making a garden stepping stone. Thank you, Paulette Gallanis.
SENIORS MEETING NOTICE
The Seniors will be providing a delicious lunch at our next gathering on Tuesday, April 18th at 11 a.m. in the church hall. Our guest speaker for April is Dr. Nikolas Capetanakis. In order to plan for the luncheon we must know if you are able to attend. Please contact CYNTHIA SAMARKOS at 619-582-4109 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, April 16th.
SAVE THE DATE!
GOYANS join us on Saturday, April 22nd in the GOYA room for Hollywood Game nights – Round 2 from 5 to 8 pm with dinner served. We had so much fun in January we are doing it again! Please RSVP by April 20th to email@example.com or (619) 992-6775.
SAVE THE DATE! -- Hellenic Fairways Golf Classic
Save The Date! Hellenic Fairways Golf Classic. Friday, October 27, 2017 at Willowbrook Golf Course. For more information cotact Rhad Brown: firstname.lastname@example.org or 619-573-2304. Please see the "Inserts and Fliers" section below
Your Legacy and Your Church
...to whom much is given; from them much more is required (Luke 12:48). Please remember to include your Saint Spyridon parish in your estate plan and bequest.
Philoptochos and Coffee Hour
The Philoptochos would like to extend a huge thank you to all the families and organizations of the St. Spyridon community that have offered the coffee hour over the past several years. This has been a beautiful tradition for many years where the community has time to visit with their family and friends after liturgy. We thank you for your continued participation and would like to ask if you are interested in offering for an upcoming name day, birthday. anniversary, memorial, etc, please email Marian Dougenis at email@example.com to check the available dates. There will be a fellowship calendar in the hall so please pick a date that works for you. Thank you for your participation.
Youth & Young Adults Social Media
Program Description: Connect with the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries through social media to stay current with all the most recent news & events. We are all living and working in the mobile age, and the Metropolis Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries is committed to building its presence on the internet. These sites serve as a unified place to connect our youth, young adults, clergy, youth workers, and parents throughout our very geographically diverse Metropolis. It will also be a place for everyone to share their ideas. Please be sure to check out these sites!
Receive Back 0.5% From “Amazon Smile” Foundation
We are pleased to announce, St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church of San Diego now participates in AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets you enjoy the same wide selection of millions of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church. That’s right, every eligible purchase you or someone else makes at AmazonSmile 0.5% will be donated back to our parish!!!
Register by visiting AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) and select “St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church” before you make your first purchase (be sure to select St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church - San Diego, California). Amazon will remember your selection and each time a purchase is made AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% back to our parish.
For more information about AmazonSmile, go to http://smile.amazon.com/about
We hope you’ll consider this easy way to support your beloved parish. Everyone is eligible to participate so tell your friends and relatives and spread the word about this wonderful program. It takes little effort and with our collective participation and God’s continued blessings, our parish can benefit from this program.
A short video will be available on the parish website demonstrating how to select St. Spyridon GOC as your charity in your Amazon user account.
Live Stream Broadcast
If you know someone who may be in the hospital or home bound or for whatever reason just cannot get to church, don’t forget about the Live Stream Broadcast of our Divine Services. You can watch our Live Broadcast by going to our parish website and clicking on the “Live Broadcast” tab on the top tool bar. Remember, our Live Stream Broadcast is for those who absolutely cannot physically make the divine services of the church and is not a substitute for being present. Also, please be aware that conversations, crying babies, etc. can be heard on the broadcast. We have a wonderful cry room facility, which is located off the Narthex behind the candle stand, and is comfortable and provided for your convenience.
The Live Stream divine services of Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church of San Diego, CA may not be recorded, retransmitted or reproduced without the express written consent of the Parish Council of Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church of San Diego, CA. Thank you for your consideration.
Donations toward the digital ministries of the parish are warmly welcomed. If you would like to help support the ministries of Saint Spyridon please contact the church office. Again, thank you.
Decorated Feast Day Icons
Philoptochos invites you and your family to commemorate a special Feast Day by sponsoring the floral adornments around the blessed icons. Throughout the liturgical year there are many opportunities to offer a decorated feast day icon on any scheduled feast day. Please consider honoring the saint or event of the liturgical year, ie Epiphany, The Nativity of our Lord, St. Nicholas, etc. This offering is a perfect way to not only honor a feast Day and a family member as well. Suggested donation for each decorated feast day icon is $75.00, and the donation needs to be mailed to the church office three (3) weeks prior to the feast/saints day. If you are interested please contact the church office for available scheduled feast day opportunities.