Month of March Lenten Service Schedule
The PreSanctified Gifts - Wednesday evening, March 13th - 6:00pm
The First Salutations to the holy Theotokos - Friday evening, March 15th - 7:00pm
The PreSanctified Gifts - Wednesday morning, March 20th - 10:00am
The Second Salutations to the holy Theotokos - Friday evening, March 22nd - 7:00pm
The Annunciation - Orthros: 9:00am followed by the Divine Liturgy: 10:00am
The PreSanctified Gifts - Wednesday evening, March 27th - 6:00pm
The Third Salutations to the holy Theotokos - Friday evening, March 29th - 7:00pm
This Sunday's Altar Servers
St. Demetrios: Captain: William (Vasilios) Gilpin, Theo Couris, Kosta Kalamaras, Will Kalas, Nikos Kapetanios, Petros Kapetanios, Tasos Kapetanios, Milton Kromydas, Dean Lahanas
Another Successful Festival Kick-Off
We had a wonderfully successful Festival Kick-Off on Sunday, March 3rd.
Thank you to all who supported the event and to everyone who sponsored a booth, food item or just made a general donation. During the event and to date the parish has raised over $10,000 towards a successful Festival.
Please attend the next Festival meeting on Wednesday, March 20th at 7:00 pm in the fellowship hall. Please keep an eye out for the Festival cooking schedule in the Monthly Newsletter and see below and mark your calendars. Again, thank you!
Greek Festival 2019 Cooking & Baking Schedule
Sunday, April 7th - Prep for Galaktoboureko; Monday, April 8th at 9 am - Assemble Galaktoboureko; Monday, May 13th at 9 am - Koulourakia & Paximadia; Monday, May 20th at 9 am - Kourambiethes & Melomakarona; Tuesday, May 28th at 9 am - Baklava; Wednesday, June 5th at 9 am - Melomata (syrup); Wednesday, June 5th at 9am - Packaging.
Come join in the fun as we prepare the delicious food and pastries that our church festival is famous for. Lunch will be provided, along with opportunity to participate in drawings for prizes! Questions? Contact Gina Balourdas 858-204-1016 or Christine Tradas 619-253-4153.
Festival Volunteer Sign-ups
Sign-up to work your favorite booth: sdgreekfestival.com/volunteer. Questions? Contact Greg Balourdas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Philoptochos and Fellowship
We hope you continue to enjoy the long standing tradition of fellowship throughout the year. Philoptochos is thankful for the continued support from all the families and organizations that offer every week. We kindly ask that you consider offering at least once per year, so think of name days, celebrations, memorials, fundraisers, etc. Offering fellowship should be kept simple (bagels, cream cheese, fruit and cookies) as it is a light snack to enjoy with family and friends following the Divine Liturgy. Therefore, the cost of fellowship should be approximately $100-$150 . You are also more than welcome to share your fellowship hour with another family or friend. If a ministry from the church offers fellowship then they can keep the donations for their group. Lastly, the donations collected from the coffee hour support our many ministries so please consider this when offering your donation.
To see which dates are available and sign up online visit our SignUp Genius page. To sign up over the phone, by email, or in person, contact Christina Vassos at email@example.com or 619-818-6882. Available dates can also be viewed using the fellowship calendar on the Philoptochos table in the hall. Thank you!
Your continued support of our Chapter has kept the mission of Philoptochos alive in San Diego for over 80 years. We invite you to become a new or renewed member for 2019. Anything over $30 is kept in our chapter to help us continue to do good work with our parish.
The Lenten Spring book, by Fr. Thomas Hopko includes 40 inspiring meditations on Great Lent based on scriptural and liturgical passages from the lenten services. Come get your copy in the bookstore!
Philoptochos has started a new outreach program and is looking for parishioners who are able to either cook or deliver (or both) a meal to fellow parishioners who are facing a difficult or stressful time in their life (illness, new baby, etc). If you would like more information on how you can participate, please contact Stella Weil at (858)694-0570 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please join us as we come together as a community to help one another. Thank you.
Ancient Wisdom & Modern Coffee
Sunday School class for adults (taught by Dn. 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 this Sunday, March 24th (April 7th & 14th, May 19th). We meet in the lounge following the Divine Liturgy. Please bring your bible.
Attention Military Veterans!
One of our parishioners will be hand-stitching a new military service banner for Post-WWII veterans. If you, or a loved one, would like to be included, please submit your full name, branch of service, and phone number or email address to Soula De La Riva at (760) 521-0471 or email@example.com - The deadline to be included is March 31, 2019.
Please see "inserts & fliers" for more information
Dance & Choral’s Spring Fundraiser
Please support Dance & Choral’s Spring Fundraiser. Get your See’s Candies for Pascha! We will be pre-selling assorted candies and chocolates after church March 11 - April 5. For more information, please contact Kathy Meck via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please see "inserts & fliers" for more information
Greek Independence Celebration/Luncheon
You are all invited on Sunday, March 31st immediately following the Divine Liturgy. Pre-paid reservations only and no tickets will be sold at the door. Adults $25, Children under 12 - Special menu $10. For more info please contact Candice Kotinopoulos at 619 663-7653 or email@example.com or call the church office at 619 297-4165. Seating is limited!
GOYA Palm Sunday Luncheon
Join us on Sunday, April 21st in the Church Hall following the Divine Liturgy. Tickets are $25 for Adults and $10 for children under 12. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door. Payments received by April 16th will be entered in an opportunity drawing. Please see any GOYA member in the Church hall to purchase tickets on Sunday. For more information please contact Bill Navrides at 619-992-6775 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for always supporting the GOYA ministry at St. Spyridon GOC!
Decorated Feast Day Icons
Philoptochos invites you and your family to commemorate a special Feast Day by offering a donation towards the cost of a beautifully decorated icon which will be displayed in the church Narthex for all to venerate. This is a perfect way to honor both your family member(s) as well as an important day in the life of the Church. A suggested donation of $75 is much appreciated.
Please contact Stella Weil at email@example.com or (858)694-0570 to reserve your icon/date or if you have any questions. Thank you.
The following Saints and Feast Days will be celebrated during March, April, and May and have icons that can be displayed:
3/24 ST. GREGORY PALAMAS
3/25 ANNUNCIATION OF THE THEOTOKOS
3/31 SUNDAY OF THE ADORATION THE HOLY CROSS
4/7 SUNDAY OF ST. JOHN CLIMACUS
4/14 ST. MARY OF EGYPT
4/20 SATURDAY OF LAZARUS
4/21 PALM SUNDAY
4/21-4/23 ICON OF THE BRIDEGROOM
4/24 MYSTICAL SUPPER
4/25 THE CRUCIFIXION
4/26 DESCENT FROM THE CROSS
4/27-4/28 GREAT AND HOLY PASCHA/RESURRECTION
BRIGHT WEEK ST. GEORGE AND/OR THEOTOKOS OF THE LIFE-GIVING SPRING
4/30 ST MARK THE APOSTLE
5/5 SUNDAY OF THOMAS
5/5 ST. IRENE OF THESES
5/12 SUNDAY OF THE MYRRH-BEARING WOMEN
5/21 STS. CONSTANTINE AND HELEN
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.
Receive Back 0.5% From “Amazon Smile” Foundation
We are pleased to announce that St. Spyridon GOCnow participates in AmazonSmile. 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).
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.
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.