This Sunday's Memorials
Leon Balaban - 12 years
Katina Koutris - 9 years
George Koutris - 14 years
This Sunday's Acolyte Serving Team
St. Gregory: Captain: John Burrell, George Burrell, James Burrell, George Capetanakis, Andrew Georggin, George Gonis, Andrew Kaitson, Xaris Moskos
The Services of Paraklesis and the Fifteen Days of August
The services for the Fifteen Days of August (August 1st - 15th) are as follows:
Morning Paraklesis services - Wednesday August 7th and 14th at 10:00am
Evening Paraklesis services - Thursday August 1st and 9th at 6:30pm
The Paraklesis Services are intercessions/prayers to the most holy Theotokos for our health and well being.
Vespers for the Falling Asleep of the holy Theotokos is scheduled for Wednesday evening, August 14th at 6:30pm - with the celebration of the Orthros and Divine Liturgy to follow on Thursday morning, August 15th starting at 9:00am.
The divine services for the Transfiguration of the Lord are set for Tuesday, August 6th: Orthros to begin at 9:00am with the Divine Liturgy to follow.
Please join us Tuesday, August 13 at 11:00 AM in the Cypress Room. Lunch will be provided, but only if you call or email Cynthia Samarkos at (619) 582 - 4109 OR firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greek Heritage Day at Petco Park!
Come support your Choir and Dance and Choral School with Greek Heritage Day! August 25th, Padres vs. Red Sox at 1:10 pm. Our Dancers will be dancing at 11:45 at the Petco Park. Tickets on sale now on line. Go to GROUPMATICS.EVENTS/SDGREEK to purchase your tickets. For questions, please contact Maria Terris at email@example.com, Kathy Meck: 760-390-0101 or Greg Kostas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information see "Inserts and Fliers" below
Save The Date! - GOYA
Save The Date! - GOYANS join us on Saturday, September 14th at La Jolla Shores Beach at 4:00 pm for a Beach party as we kick off the New Ecclesiastical year. This will be Potluck so we are asking families to bring something (please see Sign Up-Genius). Your whole family is invited so please tell your parents and siblings. RSVP by September 6th to Bill Navrides at email@example.com or 619-992-6775, questions call Dimitri Gilpin at 858-525-5513.
Philoptochos and Fellowship
We hope you continue to enjoy the long standing tradition of gathering for fellowship in the hall following the Divine Liturgy throughout the year. Philoptochos is thankful for the continued support from all the families and organizations that offer every week. We kindly ask others to consider offering fellowship 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 619-818-6882. Thank you!
Philoptochos Table in the Cypress Room
Please come by our table to pick up latest information about Philoptochos. We also ask that you please do not remove the table but if you need to move it for an event, please return back as it was. Thank you!
Philoptochos has an outreach program where people can cook or deliver (or both) a meal to one of their fellow parishioners who may facing a difficult or stressful time in their life (illness, new baby, etc). If you would like more information on how you can participate, or know of someone in our community who could use a meal or two, please contact Stella Weil at (858)694-0570 or email@example.com. Please join us as we come together as a community to help one another. Thank you.
Summer reading for young readers is upon us. Come check out our latest book: Spyridon’s Shoes-- take a short trip back in time to the Greek island of Corfu and discover the real reason for the mystery surrounding St. Spyridon’s shoes.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 August and September and have icons that can be displayed:
8/6 - Holy Trasfiguration of our Lord
8/15 - Falling Alseep of the holy Theotokos
8/27 - St. Phanourios the Great Martyr
8/29 - The Beheading of St. John the Baptist
9/8 - Nativity of Holy Theotokos
9/14 - Exhaltation of the Holy Cross
9/16 - St. Euphemia the Great Martyr
9/17 - St. Sophia & Her Daughters: Hope, Faith & Love
9/26 - Falling Asleep of St. John the Theologian
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.