This Sunday's Memorials
Stephanie Navrides - 9 months
Niki Moises - 11 years
This Sunday's Divine Services
The seating capacity inside our Sanctuary for this Sunday's divine services has been met. The good news is we have prepared our fellowship hall to handle any overflow and "walk-ins" with the services being broadcast live on our big screen projector. This will allow you to be present and then receive Holy Communion afterward if you so desire.
The Orthros/Preparatory service begins at 9:00 am with the Divine Liturgy to follow at 10:00 am. Please arrive in time to be seated by the start of the Divine Liturgy.
Your seat/slot will be held until 10:10 am on Sunday morning and then released to those waiting.
Should you need to cancel your reservation after Friday (noon), please respond to the confirmation email you previously received from Sign-up Genius. This will allow Sunday's narthex team to be notified so they can then offer your seat/slot to someone else on Sunday morning.
Please know that the RSVP link opens at 6:00 pm on Sunday evenings and closes on Friday afternoons at 1:00 pm.
If you need help, please contact Soula in the church office - 619-297-4165.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and your continued support and encouragement.
Great & Holy Lent - Weekly Lenten Service Schedule
This Friday evening, April 9th - The 4th Salutation to the holy Theotokos - 6:30 pm
Monday evening, April 12th - The Great Compline Service - 6:30 pm
Wednesday morning, April 14th - The Paraklesis Service to the Theotokos for health - 11:00 am
Next Friday evening, April 16th - The Hymn Without Sitting / The Akathistos Emnos - 6:30 pm
Or, You Can Join in and Pray the Divine Services of the Church via Our Parish LiveStream
Spring General Assembly - Sunday, April 18, 2021
Please mark your calendars and plan to join us for our Spring General Assembly Sunday, April 18th following the divine services. The agenda was mailed early this week.
This year's Spring General Assembly will be via Zoom.
Please see the Spring General Assembly Agenda in the "Inserts and Fliers" section below for details.
St. Spyridon Sunday School Updates
In-person Sunday School is available for families attending Divine Services in-person! Please follow the direction of the church volunteers for in-person Sunday School. Online Sunday School will continue for the rest of the Sunday School Year. If you would like to lend a hand once or twice per month to help Sunday School, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Holy Friday Retreat will be via Zoom this year on April 30th, 12 pm – 2 pm, TK – 8th grades. Sign up for the retreat by clicking on the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfk4Um4KgoRVZHu-4tUtmHaAy8M7AR4RKtXMK-cL-xla6ZlRw/viewform OR email email@example.com to sign up. We have a fun afternoon planned with Pascha Themed Digital Escape Room Challenges and activities! A big thanks to our Retreat Planning Team: George Dougenis, Zoe Maude, and Andreana Frangos!!
Our last day of Sunday School is May 30, 2021. We will have fun class activities planned!
Parents of graduating seniors, please email Julie Dennis at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can properly honor their accomplishments!
Light a Candle “From Afar”
Lighting a candle as we enter the narthex of the church is one real way we express our presence within the Body of Christ as we offer a prayer. If you would like to light a candle to express your presence “from afar” click on the following link below and follow the directions -
Then, Fr. Andrew will receive your message, light your candle and offer a prayer.
Philoptochos Pascha Bake Sale…Order Now!
Order our fragrant and delicious Tsoureki bread and tasty Koulourakia just in time for Pascha!
These delicious treats are handmade with love by our ladies of Philoptochos who are following all the coronavirus protocols.
Koulourakia (1 dozen) $10.00 | Tsoureki Loaf $15.00
Place your prepaid orders online at greekbake.org or mail your order and check to:
St. Spyridon Philoptochos |3655 Park Blvd | San Diego, CA 92103
Orders must be received by Friday, April 16th. You will pick up your orders after church on Palm Sunday, April 25th from 12-3 pm.
Questions: Contact Sofia Samouris at 619.518.4537 or email@example.com
We appreciate your support to help fund our philanthropic ministries!
Please see the Pascha Bake Sale form in the "Inserts and Fliers" section for details.
Kids 'n Cancer - Agape Virtual Celebration
Hello St. Spyridon Families,
Please join us this Sunday, April 11th at 2 pm on Zoom for our Kids 'n' Cancer virtual celebration. Everyone is welcome to join and as always, this event will touch your heart. Hope you can join us.
There is no cost to attend, however, advance registration is required on www.sfphiloptochos.org or call the Metropolis Philoptochos Office at 415-431-2600. After you register, you will receive the Zoom link login information which will be sent to you via email prior to the event.
Marian Dougenis, Anthousa President
Please see the Kids 'n' Cancer Flyer in the "Inserts and Fliers" section for details.
We, the Stewardship Committee, first and foremost, would once again like to say “thank you” for your continuing support of our stewardship ministry.
The Stewardship Committee respectfully reminds you once again to please take a moment to complete your 2021 pledge card and send it to the office today. We can also sign up online through “We Share” at stspyridon.org (click the "Stewardship Giving" button) to make a monthly payment toward your pledged amount for the year 2021.
On behalf of the Parish Council, the Stewardship Committee once again says “thank you” and God bless you during this extraordinary time.
Sincerely and Respectfully,
The Stewardship Committee: John Kalas – Chairperson
Zathas Foundation Scholarships
Attention: Graduating High School Seniors and College/University Students!
Completed applications must be received before May 1, 2021.
If you would like an application, please contact Spero Tzathas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please see the Zathas Foundation Scholarship Information in the "Inserts and Fliers" section for details.
Save the Date for Philoptochos Elections
Philoptochos elections will be held on Sunday, May 23rd. If you are interested in running for a Board position, please reach out to Marian Dougenis, 619-520-3660. More information to follow.
Upcoming Memorials for April
Sunday, April 18: Milton Kromydas - 15 years
Sunday, April 18: Helen Psaros Kromydas - 6 years
View the April 2021 Shepherd Newsletter
Position Available- Director of Greek School
- Paid position
- Established school and curriculum
- Accredited with the San Diego Unified School District
- Ages 4 - High School and Adults
- 9 active teachers
- Support staff
To apply or for more information, please email email@example.com
Sunday School is Seeking Teachers
We are in need of two teachers. Please email Julie Dennis at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. It is a fun and fulfilling way to contribute to our church family! We will provide training and the curriculum. Join our Sunday School Team today!
Agape Meals Program
Philoptochos has an outreach program where people can cook or deliver (or both) a meal to one of their fellow parishioners who may be 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!
Give Back 0.5% From “Amazon Smile” Foundation
We remind you to please participate in the AmazonSmile program. When you shop on Amazon, the AmazonSmile Foundation will give back 0.5% of your purchase price to St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church. That’s right, every eligible/registered purchase you or someone else makes at AmazonSmile 0.5% will be donated back to your parish!!!
It's quick and easy to 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 opportunity.
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.