This Sunday's Memorials
Bess Michas - 40 days
Eleni Panayiotou - 28 years
Lenten Service Schedule for March and April
Monday evening, March 2nd - Great Compline - 6:30 pm
Wednesday evening, March 4th - The Liturgy of the PreSanctified Gifts - 6:00 pm
Friday evening, March 6th - The First Salutations to the Theotokos - 6:30 pm
Wednesday morning, March 11th - The Liturgy of the PreSanctified Gifts - 10:00 am
Friday evening, March 13th - The Second Salutations to the Theotokos - 6:30 pm
Wednesday evening, March 18th - The Liturgy of the PreSanctified Gifts - 6:00 pm
Friday evening, March 20th - The Third Salutations to the Theotokos - 6:30 pm
Wednesday morning, March 25th - Annunciation - Orthros 9:00 am - Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
Friday evening, March 27th - The Fourth Salutations to the Theotokos - 6:30 pm
Wednesday morning, April 1st - The Liturgy of the PreSanctified Gifts - 10:00 am
Friday evening, April 3rd - The Hymn Without Sitting/Akathistos - 6:30 pm
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. Basil: Captain: Dimitri Gilpin, Manolis Andronikou, George Dougenis, Jack Dougenis, Demetri Maude, Luka Maude, John Merziotis, Yianni Trakas, Philipa Trakas
Please see the "Inserts and Fliers" section below to read the current Philoptochos Newsletter.
Preparing for Lent? Fr. Andrew asked us all: What time of year is it? It is the period of the Triodion. Come get your text/copy of the Lenten Triodion. This service book of the Church is translated by Archimandrite Ware and Mother Mary; it provides the texts for the divine services for Pre-Lenten weeks of preparation.
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!
Human Trafficking Forum
This Saturday, February 29th at 10:00 a.m. in the Cypress Room. All ages are invited to come to learn about the Human Trafficking crisis and how you can take action. This complimentary event is hosted by our Philoptochos Anthousa Chapter.
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Our next get together will be Tuesday, March 10 at 11:00 am in the Cypress Room. A Lenten lunch will be provided. Please call Cynthia Samarkos at 619-582-4109 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Saturday, March 7th so we can plan accordingly.
Save The Date - GOYA
GOYANS please join us on Saturday, March 14th at 8:00 am at La Jolla Shores Beach for our GOYA Lenten Service project. We will be cleaning the beach and then breaking bread together so please plan on arriving at 8 am SHARP at the grassy area. We will be done no later than 11 am. If you have any questions please reach out to George Dougenis at email@example.com or 619-906-9516.
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
Save the Date - GOYA Palm Sunday Luncheon
Join us on Sunday, April 12th for the GOYA Palm Sunday Luncheon in the Church Hall following the celebration of the Divine Liturgy. Luncheon tickets are $25 for Adults and $10 for children under 12. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door. If payment is received by April 6th you will be entered in an opportunity drawing. Please see any GOYA member in the Church hall to purchase tickets today. 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!
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Philoptochos is once again baking delicious Tsourekia for your traditional Pascha celebration. You can order tsourekia on Sundays through April 5th after the Divine Liturgy in the church hall or by filling out the order form enclosed at the bottom of this bulletin together with your check payable to St. Spyridon Philoptochos and mailing it to the church office, attention Tsourekia. The cost is $15 for each large braided tsoureki. Orders must be prepaid by the deadline April 8th. Any questions should be directed to Irene Veca (858) 736-7664 or Sofia Samouris (619) 518-4537.
2020 Festival Cooking Schedule
Sunday, March 29th - Prep for Dolmathes (After Church); Monday, March 30th - Assemble the Dolmathes (9:00 am); Sunday, April 26th - Prep for Galactoburiko (After Church); Monday, April 27th - Assemble the Galactobouriko (9:00 am); Monday, May 18th - Koulourakis & Paximathia (9:00 am); Tuesday, May 26th - Kourambiethes & Melomakarona (9:00 am); Monday, June 1st - Baklava (9:00 am).
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 March, April, May and June and have icons that can be displayed:
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
4/5 - St. Mary of Egypt
4/10 - St. Miltiadies
4/11 - Saturday of Lazarus
4/12 - Palm Sunday
4/12-4/14 - Icon of the Bridegroom
4/15 - Mystical Supper
4/16 - Crucifixion
4/17 - Descent from the Cross
4/18-4/19 - Great and Holy Pascha/Resurrection
4/25 - St. Mark the Apostle
4/26 - St. George
4/26 - Theotokos of the Life-Giving Spring
4/26 - Sunday of St. Thomas
5/3 - Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women
5/5 - St. Irene of Thesis
5/9 - The Holy Martyr Christopher
5/21 - Sts. Constantine and Helen
5/28 - Holy Ascension
6/7 - Holy Pentecost
6/24 - Nativity of St. John the Baptist
6/29 - Apostles Peter and Paul
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.