This Sunday' Memorials
Panagiota Kozombolis/Marmarakis - 40 days
Katherine Scordalakis (Fr. Andrew's aunt) 2 years
Katherine Scordalakis (Fr. Andrew's mother) - 3 years
Christos Tsopanoglou - 7 years
Vasilis Tsopanoglou - 13 years
Nitsa Crosby - 16 years
Ray Crosby - 44 years
All Departed Church Musicians
Sunday School has Resumed This Past Sunday, January 19th
As is the custom of our parish (following our Annual Epiphany Cross Dive and Luncheon) our Sunday School program has resumed.
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
St. Demetrios: Captain: William (Vasilios) Gilpin, Theo Couris, Will Kalas, Nikos Kapetanios, Petros Kapetanios, Tasos Kapetanios, Milton Kromydas, Dean Lahanas, Dimitri Salim
Festival 2020 Meeting Wednesday, January 29th
Planning has begun on our 51st Annual Greek Festival!
Please join us all on Wednesday, January 29th at 7 pm in our church hall for the first Festival meeting of 2020. Bring your ideas and please spread the word!
The Festival Steering Committe
Link to Photos of our Annual 2020 Epiphany Cross Dive and Luncheon
The following link will connect you to the photos of our 2020 Annual Epiphany Cross Dive and Luncheon held last Sunday, January 12th at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina - Enjoy!
Philoptochos Membership Luncheon
Please join us for our annual Philoptochos Membership Luncheon this Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 11:00 AM in the St. Spyridon Cypress Room.
For more information see below "Inserts and Fliers"
From the Office of the Chancellor of the Greek Archdiocese
Dear Clergy and Faithful,
Fr. Andreas Vithoulkas
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
8 East 79th street, New York, NY 10075
phone: 212.774.0283 Fax:212.774.0495
Please see the "Inserts and Fliers" section below to read the current Philoptochos Newsletter.
Ring in 2020 with Daily Lives, Miracles and Wisdom of the Saints and Fasting Calendar; it includes insightful quotes from the saints, saint commemorated each day, Gospel and Epistle readings, and fasting guidelines.
Philoptochos and Fellowship
Fellowship and Coffee hour: If you partake in the weekly coffee hour after the Divine Liturgy, you witness this beautiful long-standing tradition as a time to enjoy a light snack with family and friends. Philoptochos has simplified the guidelines and has created a very easy to use sign-up genius, which will be emailed to you on a regular basis. We ask that you please think of offering for a name day, birthday, memorial, anniversary, etc. The donations collected help Philoptochos serve the needy, unless you are a ministry in which you keep the donations.
Thank you for your support!
St. Spyridon Dance & Choral Presents - FDF Show The Love
Saturday, February 8th at 6:00 PM in the Cypress Room. Come and support or Dance & Choral groups and preview their FDF compitition sets. Beer & Wine, Appertizers, Desserts. $10 Suggested Donation.
Please see the "Inserts and Fliers" section below
Dance & Choral News
Practice times and locations are as follows: Youth Choir (3rd-12th grade) - 12:20-1:00 p.m. in Choir loft; Ta Pedakia (K-2nd grade) - 12:30 - 1 pm in Preschool room; Levani (8th-12th grade) - 1:00 - 1:30 pm in Choir loft; 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 (adult group) - 3:30-5:30 p.m.in church hall.
SAVE THE DATE - GOYANS
GOYANS join us on Saturday, February 22nd at 5:00 pm in Mira Mesa for “Bowling and Fellowship”. First game starts promptly at 5:20 pm at Mira Mesa Bowl with dinner to follow at Filippi’s Pizza Grotto on Mira Mesa Blvd. Parents please pick your kids up at Filippi’s at 8 pm. Please bring $20 for bowling and shoe rental, GOYA will cover dinner. RSVP no later than February 19th to Bill Navrides at firstname.lastname@example.org or (619) 992-6775.
SAVE THE DATE - Greek Independence Day Program & Fundraiser
St. Spyridon Greek School Invites you to
The 2020 Annual Greek Independence Day
Program & Fundraiser
Sunday March 22nd
Immediately Following the Divine Liturgy
Our Greek School students are working hard to present a wonderful program that will include poems, songs, skits and dances dedicated to our Greek heroes and independence!
$25 for Adults • $10 for Children 5- 12 • $4 for Children 2-4 • Greek School Students FREE
SEATING IS LIMITED AND ALWAYS SELLS OUT!
Tickets will be sold in the church hall following the Divine Liturgies leading up to the event beginning Sunday February 2nd. or buy your tickets online at: www.stspyridongreekschool.org
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.
The following Saints and Feast Days will be celebrated during January, February, and March and have icons that can be displayed:
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.