Sunday School Resumes Sunday, January 19th
As is the custom of our parish our Sunday School program will resume Sunday, January 19th following our Annual Epiphany Cross Dive and Luncheon.
Holy Communion Reception Procedure
At the time of Holy Communion we ask that you approach the Cup from the center aisle and then return to your pew by the side aisle to await the Thanksgiving Prayers. Once again, we will allow the Sunday School children and their teachers to approach the Cup first, then the Choir and then you the faithful approach at the direction of the Parish Council. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
This Sunday's Acolyte Serving Team
Saint John Chrysostom - Captain: Michael Angeles - Luke Billings, Luke Geroggin, Theo Huntalas, Konstantino Mellos, Alexios and John Savvides, Nektarios Sessions
Our Annual 2020 Epiphany Cross Dive and Luncheon this Sunday
Our 2020 Annual Epiphany Cross Dive and luncheon is this Sunday, January 12th at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina (1380 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego).
Goya Movie Night at the Church
GOYANS join us on this Saturday, January 11th at 5:00 pm in the GOYA room for “Movie Night”. For those GOYAns that have not done so in the past we will put your handprints on the GOYA room wall. As a group we will watch the movie “Heaven is for Real.” Please join us in the GOYA room on January 11th and RSVP no later than January 7th to Mr. Navrides at email@example.com or (619) 825-6750.
Philoptochos Membership Luncheon
Please join us for our annual Philoptochos Membership Luncheon Saturday, January 25, 2020 at the St. Spyridon Cypress Room. Please make your reservations with the church office. 619-297-4165.
For more information see below "Inserts and Fliers"
Please see the "Inserts and Fliers" section below to read the current Philoptochos Newsletter.
Philoptochos and Fellowship
Philoptochos is thankful for the continued support from all the families and ministries that offer the fellowship and coffee hour every week. We kindly ask you to consider offering at least once per year, This should be a simple light menu, for example, bagels, cream cheese, fruit and cookies. Just a light snack to enjoy with family and friends following the Divine Liturgy.
The donations collected from the coffee hour support our many ministries unless you are offering as a ministry in which you keep the donations. Please visit https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10c0a4ea8a92ba7ff2-2020/17836667 or keep a lookout for an email with the link. Please contact Marian Dougenis with any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org or 619-520-3660.
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.
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.
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
2/2 - Presentation of Our Lord
2/9 - Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee
2/10 - St. Haralambos
2/16 - Sunday of the Prodigal Son
2/23 - Judgment Sunday
3/1 - Forgiveness Sunday
3/8 - Sunday of Orthodoxy
3/15 - St. Gregory Palamas
3/17 - St. Alexios Man of God
3/22 - Sunday of the Adoration of the Holy Cross
3/25 - Annunciation of the Theotokos
3/29 - Sunday of St. John Climacus
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.
2020 Annual Epiphany Cross Dive and Luncheon Sunday, January 12, 2020 Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
Philoptochos Membership Luncheon 2020 Saturday, January 25, 2020 11:00 am
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Eighth Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from John 20:11-18
At that time, Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb; and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet. They said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She said to them, "Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him." Saying this, she turned round and saw Jesus standing, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom do you seek?" Supposing Him to be the gardener, she said to Him, "Sir, if you have carried Him away, tell me where you have laid Him, and I will take Him away." Jesus said to her, "Mary." She turned and said to him in Hebrew, "Rabboni!" (which means Teacher). Jesus said to her, "Do not hold me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brethren and say to them, I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God." Mary Magdalene went and said to the disciples, "I have seen the Lord"; and she told them that He had said these things to her.
Prokeimenon. First Mode. Psalm 32.22,1.
Let your mercy, O Lord, be upon us.
Verse: Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous.
The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Ephesians 4:7-13.
BRETHREN, grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ's gift. Therefore it is said, "When he ascended on high he led a host of captives, and he gave gifts to men." (in saying, "He ascended," what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower parts of the earth? He who descended is he who also ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.) And his gifts were that some should be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.
Sunday after Epiphany
The Reading is from Matthew 4:12-17
At that time, when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew into Galilee; and leaving Nazareth he went and dwelt in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, that what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled: "The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, toward the sea, across the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles, the people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death light has dawned." From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."
The Hymn of Saint Spyridon
At the first of the Synods, you appeared as a champion, * and Wonderworker, our God-bearing Father Spyridon. * Wherefore, you addressed the dead one in the grave, * and a serpent you changed to gold. * And while chanting * in service your sacred prayers, * you joined the angels concelebrating, most holy one.* Glory to Christ who glorified you, * glory to Him who crowned you, * glory to the One who works through You, * healings for everyone.
Τής Συνόδου τής πρώτης ανεδείχθης υπέρμαχος, * καί Θαυματουργός Θεοφόρε Σπυρίδων πατήρ ημών. * διό νεκρά σύ έν τάφω προσφωνείς, * καί όφιν είς χρυσούν μετέβαλες. * καί έν τώ μέλπειν τάς αγίας σου ευχάς, * Αγγέλους έσχες συλλειτουργούντας σοι Ιερώτατε, * Δόξα τώ σέ δοξάσαντι Χριστώ * δόξα τώ σέ στεφανώσαντι. * δόξα τώ ενεργόυντι, διά σου πάσιν ιάματα.