This Sunday's Memorials
Gregory Gallanis - 3 years
Ted Huntalas - 3 years
This Sunday's Acolyte Serving Team
St. Basil: Captain: Dimitri Gilpin, Manolis Andronikou, George Dougenis, Jack Dougenis, Demetri Maude, Luka Maude, John Merziotis, Yianni Trakas, Philipa Trakas
Fall Acolyte Retreat - Saturday, November 16th
Our Fall Acolyte Retreat is scheduled for November 16th from 12:00-2:30 p.m. The retreat will begin in our church temple with instruction/training reminders followed by a light lunch in the hall and will include a service project as well.
So that we may properly prepare for the day please respond to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration is currently taking place for Dance & Choral - an email was sent with a link to register. Please contact Christina Frangos at email@example.com for more information. Also, dance and choral practices have resumed. Please see below for practice times and locations for each group:
Youth Choir (3rd-12th grade) - 12:20-1:00 p.m.
Young Adult Choir (8th-12th grade) - 1:00-1:30 p.m.
Ta Pedakia (K-2nd grade) - 12:30 - 1:00 pm in GOYA room
Ionians (3rd-6th grade) - 1:00-2:15 in GOYA room
Aegeans (7th-12th grade) - 1:30-3:00 p.m. in church hall
Pelagos (18 and up) - 4:00-5:30 p.m.in church hall.
Next GOYA Gathering this Saturday, November 9th
Saturday, November 9th – please join us in the GOYA room for dinner/discussion with San Francisco Pastoral Assistant and Youth Director of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Christos Pappademos, M.Div.. The topic will be “Love One Another.”
Please join us Tuesday, November 12th at 11:00 am. Lunch will be provided, but you must call Cynthia Samarkos at (619) 582-4109 OR email at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can plan accordingly.
Dance & Choral Presents See's Candies Holiday Fundraiser
Get your holiday shopping done early and help us raise funds for our Dance & Choral ministry at the same time.
Selling from Nov 4th to Dec 1st
For more information please contact Kathy Meck at email@example.com
Please see the "Insert and Fliers" section below for more information.
Light The Path
His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos and the Metropolis of San Francisco Philoptochos joyfully invite you to attend Light The Path. Saturday, November 23, 2019. St. Paul's Greek Orthodox Church, Irvine, California.
Please see the "Insert and Fliers" section below for more information.
Save The Date!
Philoptochos Membership Luncheon Saturday, January 25 , 2020. Details to follow.
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 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!
If your son or daughter will be attending college in the fall (including community college, undergraduate or graduate school), we would like to reach out to them with some love from their St. Spyridon Philoptochos family. Please send their postal mailing address, email address while they are in college, cell phone, as well as the name of the school they are attending to Michelle Defelippi at email@example.com. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact Michelle at the above email or (858) 695-9772.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please join us as we come together as a community to help one another. Thank you.
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 November, December and January and have icons that can be displayed:
11/8 - Synaxis/Gathering of the Archangels
11/9 - St. Nektarios the Wonderworker
11/13 - St. John Chrysostom
11/21 - Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple
11/25 - St. Katherine the Great
11/30 - St. Andrew the First Called Apostle
12/4 - St. Barbara the Great Martyr
12/6 - St. Nicholas the Wonderworker
12/12 - St. Spyridon the Wonderworker
12/25 - Holy Nativity/Birth of the Lord
1/1 - St. Basil The Great
1/6 - Holy Theophany / Epiphany
1/17 - St. Anthony The Great
1/18 - Sts. Athanasios (And Cyril)
1/20 - St. Euthymios the Great
1/25 - St. Gregory The Theologian
1/30 - Three Hierarchs
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.