Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Publish Date: 2021-04-11
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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

Indoor Services & Live Streaming


Sunday, 4/11

+ Δ' Νηστειών (Ιωάννη Κλίμακος). Sunday of St. John Climacus

   Orthros 9:00 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am


Wednesday, 4/14

+ Pre-sanctified Liturgy 6:00 pm


Friday, 4/16

+ Ακάθιστος Ύμνος. Akathist Hymn 6:00 pm


Sunday, 4/18

+ Ε' Νηστειών (Μαρίας Αιγυπτίας). Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt

   Orthros 9:00 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am


Saints and Feasts

April 11

Sunday of St. John Climacus

The memory of this Saint is celebrated on March 30, where his biography may be found. He is celebrated today because his book, The Ladder of Divine Ascent, is a sure guide to the ascetic life, written by a great man of prayer experienced in all forms of the monastic polity; it teaches the seeker after salvation how to lay a sound foundation for his struggles, how to detect and war against each of the passions, how to avoid the snares laid by the demons, and how to rise from the rudimental virtues to the heights of Godlike love and humility. It is held in such high esteem that it is universally read in its entirety in monasteries during the Great Fast.



Memorial Service


Today we pray for the repose of the soul of the servant of God John Gus Argeris (40 days). May his memory be eternal.

Indoor Church Services


To all our Beloved Parishioners,

We have already started services inside the church. We are allowed to have a 25% capacity in order to follow guidelines and to ensure social distancing. Visit our website at to make reservations and to read all the requirements. It is important to arrive as early as possible and to remember to cancel if you will not be attending.

There will also be outdoor seating as well and we ask that if you show any symptoms to participate from home through our online livestream,YouTube Chanel, or on Facebook.


May our Lord bless you and keep you in good health.

In Christ,

Fr. Christos 



SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, April 11th, 2:00 to 3:30 pm. Agape Virtual Celebration to benefit the Kids and Cancer Ministry.  Advanced registration required. No cost to attend. Zoom info to be sent.


PASCHA is approaching on May 2, 2021.

This year we are able to bake our delicious Tsourekia, Koulourakia and Melomakarona, so let us bake for you during this time of renewal, celebration and tradition!  Leave it up to the awesome and talented ladies of Philoptochos; we will do it for you!



Payment can be made by


or via Check payable to Assumption Philoptochos

Your Pre-Paid orders can be picked up at Church on Saturday, April 24, 2021 and Sunday, April 25, 2021.


Tsourekia =$15.00

Koulourakia = $8.00 – 1 dozen

Melomakarona = $12.00 – 1 dozen


Your Sister in Christ

Lia Kakaris, President



Save the date: Friday, April 16 from 6pm -8:30pm for Youth Night! We will start with prayer in the church, followed by Campfire talk & S’Mores on the church grounds. Bring a lawn chair.



Day at the Park!

When: Saturday, April 24 

Time: 11:30am – 1:00 pm

Where: Marina Vista Park. 5355 E. Eliot St. Long Beach, CA 90803

We will have activities for the “Saturday of Lazarus” & Park games. Parental supervision is required. Bring a packed lunch and a lawn chair is recommended.

Crab Feed


Save the Date: Saturday, May 15 for our Annual "CRAB FEED" More details to follow soon. 

Sunday School


To all our Assumption families,

Please join the Metropolis Wide Program: A Lenten Journey to Great and Holy Pashca. You must be registered to participate (no charge for participation). 


Oratorical Festival: We wanted to share this info regarding the Oratorical Festival this year. All students grades  7-12 are invited to participate.

2020 year-end tax receipt


Contact Voula at or call 562.494.8929 to request your church year-end tax receipt for 2020. 



Plans are underway for the SAINT SOPHIA PHILOPTOCHOS DEBUTANTE PRESENTATION BALL to be held on Friday, September 3, 2021 at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire Hotel.  Interested young ladies who will be high school juniors (aged 16) and older should contact the Presentation Ball Chair, Trish Mentas 562-472-7485 or email to:  An orientation tea will be held at the Saint Sophia Cathedral Huffington Center on Sunday, May 22, 2021 by reservation. These dates are subject to change.



The bookstore has many wonderful items & gifts for your religious needs. Come and see all the beautiful Pascha icons and gifts, including red egg dye & hand painted wooden eggs. The bookstore will be open on Sunday, April 11, 18 & 25 after Liturgy to 1pm. During the week the bookstore will be open by APPOINTMENT ONLY.  

Please contact Zoe Falley at (714)366-0001 or to schedule your shopping experience.

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

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 2021 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