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St. Gregory of Nyssa Greek Orthodox Church
Publish Date: 2017-09-24
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St. Gregory of Nyssa Greek Orthodox Church

General Information

  • Phone:
  • 619-593-0707
  • Street Address:

  • 1454 Jamacha Rd.

  • El Cajon, CA 92019-3752


Contact Information




Services Schedule

Saturday Vespers

5:00 PM

Sunday Liturgies

9:00AM Orthros

10:00AM Divine Liturgy

 

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A Warm Welcome to Our Visitors

It is our hope that we will help you learn more about our parish and the Orthodox Christian faith that we confess.  At St. Gregory of Nyssa, you will discover an ancient, yet dynamic faith, a warm Church family and even perhaps a spiritual home where you can grow roots and a deep relationship with Christ in the Holy Spirit.  Please know that in the Holy Orthodox Church, Holy Communion is given only to those Baptized/Chrismated Orthodox Christians who have properly prepared themselves through prayer, fasting and recent Confession.  You are welcome to come forward at the end of the Liturgy to be given the Blessed Bread(Antidoron), of which all are blessed to partake, & a blessing from the Priest.

Welcome to our Church Home!  We would like to meet you!  Please join us at Coffee Hour following the service.

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Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

The Reading is from St. Paul's Second Letter to Timothy 3:10-15

TIMOTHY, my son, you have observed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness, my persecutions, my sufferings, what befell me at Antioch, at lconion, and at Lystra, what persecutions I endured; yet from them all the Lord rescued me. Indeed all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil men and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceivers and deceived. But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings which are able to instruct you for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.


Gospel Reading

1st Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 5:1-11

At that time, as Jesus was standing by the lake of Gennesaret, he saw two boats by the lake; but the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. Getting into one of the boats, which was Simon's, he asked him to put out a little from the land. And he sat down and taught the people from the boat. And when he had ceased speaking, he said to Simon, "Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch." And Simon answered, "Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets." And when they had done this, they enclosed a great shoal of fish; and as their nets were breaking, they beckoned to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink. But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, "Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord." For he was astonished, and all who were with him, at the catch of fish which they had taken; and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, "Do not be afraid; henceforth you will be catching men." And when they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed him.


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Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Seventh Tone

O Lord by Your sacred Cross You abolished death, and granted unto the thief blessed paradise. The Myrrh-bearers ceased lamenting and turned to joy. The apostles did preach the Good News at Your command, that You had risen from the dead O Christ Our God, bestowing Your mercy upon the world ever more.

Apolytikion for Theotokos Myrtidiotissis in the Fourth Tone

O come, all you people, and let us in faith clap our hands * and sing sacred songs to her who is the Mother of God, * and longingly cry aloud: * "Rejoice, O protection of all those who entreat you; * rejoice, the salvation of those who honor you with longing; * rejoice, O Lady who restored * the paralyzed man to health."

Apolytikion for Protomartyr Thekla in the Third Tone

All aflame with love for your Creator, * from the teachings of the sacred preacher, * you disregarded as fleeting all things mundane. * And being bold in the face of the penalties, * you gave yourself as a beautiful gift to God. * Thekla, glorious companion of the Apostle Paul, * we pray you entreat your Bridegroom, Christ, * and ask Him to grant us His great mercy.

Kontakion for the Church in the Third Tone

You were shown to have holy vigilance. And your piety was manifest in your teachings, O Hierarch Gregory. For the wisdom of your sacred dogmas gives joy to the fullness of the Church. Righteous Father, to Christ our God do intercede to grant our souls His great redeeming mercy.



Seasonal Kontakion in the Second Tone

O protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, mediation unto the Creator most constant: O despise not the suppliant voices of those who have sinned, but be thou quick, o good one, to come unto our aid, who in faith cry unto thee. Hasten to intercession, and speed thou to make supplications, thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honor thee.
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Saints and Feasts

Silouanathos
September 24

Silouan of Athos


Callapostles
September 24

1st Sunday of Luke


Allsaint
September 24

The Commemoration of the Miracle of the Theotokos Myrtidiotissis in Kythyra


Allsaint
September 24

Stephen the Martyr


Allsaint
September 24

The Most Holy Theotokos of Palianis


Thecla
September 24

Thecla the Protomartyr & Equal to the Apostles

This saint was from the city of Iconium. When she was eighteen years of age, she was instructed in the Faith of Christ and the hope of the resurrection by the Apostle Paul, whom also she followed, forsaking her betrothed and espousing a life of virginity for the sake of the Heavenly Bridegroom. Having preached Christ in various cities and suffered many things, she reposed in Seleucia of Cilicia at the age of 90.


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Prayer List

HEALTH & WELFARE:
Meriann and the Cochran Family, George Koulaxes, Harry Harrison (God's Extended Hands), Pete Shenas Sr., , the Angeles Family, Arseny Lane, Olympia and the Peters Family, Penny and the Duncan Family, Abducted Metropolitan Paul & Archbishop John; Garland, Pierre, Michael Paschalydis, Ken and , Jethmark, Helen and the Eveland Family, Vernon and Kathern Rogers, Alex, Patty, Lin, Jimmy, Honey, Elias,  Richie, Margie, Paul Lane, Alexi, Ralph Bradley, Dr. Minerva, Sarah, Richard, Michael, Carl Anthony, Stan, James, Kyriakos, Dora, Julia, Alexandra, Sebastian, Queentina, Diana, Nico, Janet Burgess, Dionysios, Haralambos, Lillian Ana Grace, George(Marc's Uncle), Samantha(Marc's friend), Bonnie-Father's mother, Sarah-Betsy's mother, MaryAnn, Gabrielle, Kiki, Michael; Father John Pilafas & family;Virginia, Corey and family;Adrienne & Josef in Thessolonika; George, Maria Hazlaris, Sarah Oftedal and her family, Darin Williams, Marika Stantcheva, Athina Cavelaris, James, Dionisios & Eftixia Diakoumeas, Nicky, Michael and Cathy Jean Alexander, Dionysios, Haralambos.
DEPARTED: Ruth Guilliland, Nick Koucoumaris, Eric Cochran, Wendell Duncan, Stella Angeles, John Peters, Nell Thornblad, Katherine Eveland, Carole, Steve Kosic, Effie Matsolis, George, Arety, Manny, Archimandrite Paul, Eleni (Kyriako's Sister), Gregory Galanis, Deacon Michael; George and Iris Pilafas, Manuel Dragan, Elizabeth Zogob, Darla Gliptis, George Mastorakos and Fr. Theodore and Pres. Mary Phillips, Sophia Vourexis, Jason Hyde, Peter Kanelos, Mary Giana, Katherine Armatas; Lana Piliaris; William Piliaris, Katherine Kladouras, Heather Grinnell and Danny Ranglos
FOR OUR CHURCH LEADERS:
Patriarch Bartholomew; Archbishop Demetrios; Metropolitan Gerasimos; Bishop Apostolos; Father Simeon Corona, Presbytera Joy & family; Chris Psillas & the members of the Parish Council; Philoptochos; Pete Shenas and our Building Committee; Chris Kotitsa & our Stewardship Committee; Chanters & our Sunday School teachers, Mothers Victoria, Melania & the Mothers & Sisters of St. Barbara's & Holy Assumption Monasteries. Frs. Dionisie & Neonil of Holy Resurrectuion Monastery in Temecula.

If you would like our community to pray for you or a loved one or have a name removed, please call the Church office 619-593-0707.

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Wisdom of the Fathers

For now they were well instructed beforehand...But mark both their faith and their obedience. For though they were in the midst of their work when they heard His command, they delayed not, they procrastinated not, they said not, "let us return home, and converse with our kinsfolk," but "they forsook all and followed."
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 14 on Matthew 4, 4th Century

Because such is the obedience which Christ seeks of us, as that we delay not even a moment of time, though something absolutely most needful should vehemently press on us.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 14 on Matthew 4, 4th Century

For many have taken part with the holy apostles in their labors, and still do so, especially those who inquire into the meaning of what is written in the holy Gospels ... For the net is still being drawn, while Christ fills it, and calls to conversion those who, according to the Scripture phrase, are in the depths of the sea, that is to say, those who live in the surge and waves of worldly things.
St. Cyril of Alexandria
Homily XII, Taken from: Cyril of Alexandria. Commentary on the Gospel of St. Luke. Trans. R. Payne Smith. Long Island, N.Y.: Studion Publishers, Inc., 1983, 105., 5th Century

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Calendar

  • Calendar

    September 24 to October 22, 2017

    Sunday, September 24

    Sts. Thekla and Silouan

    9:00AM Morning Prayers (Orthros)

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Monday, September 25

    11:00AM Office Hours 11am-3pm

    6:30PM Vesperal Liturgy for the Falling Asleep of St. John the Beloved Apostle and Theologian

    Tuesday, September 26

    Office Closed

    Wednesday, September 27

    3:00PM FOCUS God's Extended Hand Ministry

    Thursday, September 28

    10:00AM Ladies' Bible Study

    6:30PM Orthodoxy 101 - Prayer and Bible Study

    Saturday, September 30

    4:00PM Great Vespers

    6:00PM Destiny of Distinction Pan-Arcadian Dinner at the Cypress Room, St. Spyridon's

    Sunday, October 1

    9:00AM Morning Prayers (Orthros)

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Monday, October 2

    11:00AM Office Hours 11am-3pm

    5:00PM Eric Cochran Viewing

    7:00PM Eric Cochran Trisagion

    Tuesday, October 3

    Office Closed

    10:00AM Eric Cochran Funeral

    11:00AM Makaria for Eric to follow the Funeral at Sts. Constantine and Helen

    1:00PM Internment for Eric Cochran

    Wednesday, October 4

    3:00PM St. Gregory's Particular Night God's Extended Hand Ministry

    3:00PM FOCUS God's Extended Hand Ministry

    Thursday, October 5

    6:30PM Vesperal Liturgy for St. Thomas/Orthodoxy 101 - Prayer and Bible Study

    Saturday, October 7

    5:00PM Great Vespers

    Sunday, October 8

    9:00AM Morning Prayers (Orthros)

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    12:00PM Philoptochos Meeting

    Monday, October 9

    11:00AM Office Hours 11am-3pm

    Tuesday, October 10

    Office Closed

    Wednesday, October 11

    3:00PM FOCUS God's Extended Hand Ministry

    Thursday, October 12

    10:00AM Ladies' Bible Study

    6:30PM Orthodoxy 101 - Prayer and Bible Study

    Saturday, October 14

    4:00PM Mini-Retreat

    5:00PM Great Vespers

    6:00PM Church Family Night TBA

    Sunday, October 15

    9:00AM Morning Prayers (Orthros)

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    11:30AM 40 Day Memorial for Nick Koucoumaris

    Monday, October 16

    11:00AM Office Hours 11am-3pm

    6:30PM Parish Council Meeting

    Tuesday, October 17

    Office Closed

    6:30PM Vesperal Liturgy for St. Luke

    Wednesday, October 18

    3:00PM FOCUS God's Extended Hand Ministry

    Thursday, October 19

    6:30PM Orthodoxy 101 - Prayer and Bible Study

    Saturday, October 21

    Rummage Sale

    7:00AM Rummage Sale until 3pm

    5:00PM Great Vespers

    Sunday, October 22

    9:00AM Morning Prayers (Orthros)

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    11:30AM Stewardship Luncheon

    11:30AM Ruth Gilliland 40 day Memorial

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