Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Publish Date: 2020-09-20
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Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (562) 494-8929
  • Fax:
  • (562) 985-1379
  • Street Address:

  • 5761 East Colorado St.

  • Long Beach, CA 90814
  • Mailing Address:

  • 5761 East Colorado St.

  • Long Beach, CA 90814

Past Bulletins

Worship Services, Meetings and Activities

This Week/Outdoor Services/Live Streaming


Sunday, 9/20

+ Μετά την Ύψωση Τιμίου Σταυρού.

   Sunday after Exaltation of Holy Cross

   Orthros 8:00 am, Divine Liturgy 9:00 am


Sunday, 9/27

+ Α' Λουκά. 1st Sunday of Luke

   Orthros 8:00 am, Divine Liturgy 9:00 am


Saints and Feasts

September 20

Eustathius the Great Martyr, his wife and two children

The holy Martyr Eustathius before his baptism was an illustrious Roman general named Placidas in the days of the Emperor Trajan. While hunting in the country one day, he was converted to the Faith of Christ through the apparition of an uncommonly majestic stag, between whose antlers he saw the Cross of Christ, and through which the Lord spoke to him with a human voice. Upon returning home, he learned that his wife Tatiana had also had a vision in which she was instructed to become a Christian. They sought out the Bishop of the Christians and were baptized, Placidas receiving the name Eustathius, and Tatiana the name Theopiste; their two sons were baptized Agapius and Theopistus. The family was then subjected to such trials as Job endured. Their servants died, all their goods were stolen, and on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem they were scattered abroad, each not even knowing if the others were still alive. By the providence of God, they were united again after many years, and returned to Rome in glory. Nevertheless, when they refused to sacrifice to the idols-a public sacrifice from which no Roman general could be absent-the Emperor Hadrian, who had succeeded Trajan, had them put into a large bronze device in the shape of a bull, which was heated with fire until they died. When their holy bodies were removed, they were found to be without harm. They suffered martyrdom about the year 126.



Bible Study


Join Fr. Christos on Zoom every Wednesday night at 8:00 pm for "Night Bible Study!" Have your bible ready! (Any English translation is fine).                                    Zoom code: 9652248234

Outdoor Services & Reservations


Dear Parishioners,

We are pleased to announce that our church doors are open again for outdoor services. Reservations are required through the link provided below. Live Stream Services will continue and invite you to participate online. 

The link for reservations:

With love in Christ ,

Fr. Christos Kanakis

Sunday School


We are happy to kick off another wonderful year of Assumption Sunday School.  Since we have been apart for so long, we can't wait to reconnect with you all again.  Sunday School 2020-2021 will be held virtually, every Sunday following liturgy, beginning Sunday, September 27. Our dedicated team of teachers will communicate weekly links for activities, lessons and plans for an interactive way to continue teaching our youth about Orthodoxy and for our youth to remain connected to each other.

REGISTRATION (returning students):

* Students that were registered for the 2019-2020 school year will remain on our registration list for the 2020-2021 school year.  We will automatically update age and grade.

* Please email if:

    1.  You need to update EMAIL or PHONE NUMBER for any of your children that were registered last year.

    2.  You need to ADD any children to the registration list with CHILD'S NAME, AGE, GRADE, EMAIL and PHONE NUMBER. 


Please e-mail with your name, child(ren)'s name(s), age, grade, email and phone number. 

Stay tuned for more information.  We are all looking forward to seeing our students again!  Please do not hesitate to email with any questions or concerns.

With love, 

Sunday School Staff

Community Guide


LIVE STREAM:  All services are on Live Streaming on Youtube. You may search "AssumptionGOC" on any Smart TV or device. Please click on the following link to connect directly and please subscribe. Assumption GOC Long Beach

Text to follow the Services : AGES DCS


PRAYER REQUEST AND LIGHT A CANDLE: Please visit and Fr. Christos will be praying the names that you submit during the services and will light candles for you.


CRISIS RESPONSE: If you or anyone is in need of groceries or any other assistance please email Lia Kakaris at


MEETINGS AND EVENTS: All meetings and gatherings at the church, of any kind, have been cancelled until further notice.


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COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Please click here to follow our Church calendar: Parish Calendar


SUPPORT THE CHURCH: We thank all those who have been sending donations and stewardship especially during this time. If you haven’t filled out a pledge card for 2020 or for any donation please visit:

DIRECTIVES FROM THE STATE: According to the directives form the Governor of California, non-essential gatherings are prohibited. California Issues Directive to Fight COVID-19 | California Governor