Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Publish Date: 2021-01-17
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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/Live Streaming ONLY


Sunday, 1/17

+ Αντωνίου Μεγάλου. Anthony the Great

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


Sunday, 1/24

+ ΙΔ' Λουκά. 14th Sunday of Luke

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


Saints and Feasts

January 17

Anthony the Great

Saint Anthony, the Father of monks, was born in Egypt in 251 of pious parents who departed this life while he was yet young. On hearing the words of the Gospel: "If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell what thou hast, and give to the poor" (Matt. 19:21), he immediately put it into action. Distributing to the poor all he had, and fleeing from all the turmoil of the world, he departed to the desert. The manifold temptations he endured continually for the span of twenty years are incredible. His ascetic struggles by day and by night, whereby he mortified the uprisings of the passions and attained to the height of dispassion, surpass the bounds of nature; and the report of his deeds of virtue drew such a multitude to follow him that the desert was transformed into a city, while he became, so to speak, the governor, lawgiver, and master-trainer of all the citizens of this newly-formed city.

The cities of the world also enjoyed the fruit of his virtue. When the Christians were being persecuted and put to death under Maximinus in 312, he hastened to their aid and consolation. When the Church was troubled by the Arians, he went with zeal to Alexandria in 335 and struggled against them in behalf of Orthodoxy. During this time, by the grace of his words, he also turned many unbelievers to Christ.

Saint Anthony began his ascetic life outside his village of Coma in Upper Egypt, studying the ways of the ascetics and holy men there, and perfecting himself in the virtues of each until he surpassed them all. Desiring to increase his labors, he departed into the desert, and finding an abandoned fortress in the mountain, he made his dwelling in it, training himself in extreme fasting, unceasing prayer, and fierce conflicts with the demons. Here he remained, as mentioned above, about twenty years. Saint Athanasius the Great, who knew him personally and wrote his life, says that he came forth from that fortress "initiated in the mysteries and filled with the Spirit of God." Afterwards, because of the press of the faithful, who deprived him of his solitude, he was enlightened by God to journey with certain Bedouins, until he came to a mountain in the desert near the Red Sea, where he passed the remaining part of his life.

Saint Athanasius says of him that "his countenance had a great and wonderful grace. This gift also he had from the Saviour. For if he were present in a great company of monks, and any one who did not know him previously wished to see him, immediately coming forward he passed by the rest, and hurried to Anthony, as though attracted by his appearance. Yet neither in height nor breadth was he conspicuous above others, but in the serenity of his manner and the purity of his soul." So Passing his life, and becoming an example of virtue and a rule for monastics, he reposed on January 17 in the year 356, having lived altogether some 105 years.



Church Services Online ONLY


To all our Beloved Parishioners,

Due to the rising COVID cases in our community and cases in our own church,  the faithful will only be able to attend the services by watching online for the rest of December and until further notice. All services including Christmas Eve will be inside the church and closed to the public out of caution. Holy Communion will be offered only in emergency situations. 

Please join us online safely from home at:,YouTube Chanel, or on Facebook.

In Christ ,

Fr. Christos and Parish Council

Community Virtual Paint Night Fundraiser


Dear Assumption Community,

Please join us in a Virtual Paint Party Fundraiser on Friday, January 29 @ 6 p.m. Follow along step by step to create a fun (and simple) masterpiece. Grab your entire family and come join us in a fun community event (all ages -everyone welcome).  

See you there!

Here is the link to sign up and pay.

Sunday School & Panagia's Little Lambs


To all our Assumption families,

Little Lambs meets @ 12:00 noon every Sunday and Sunday School Classes meet @ 12:30 pm every Sunday.

To become a part of the Assumption classroom please click on the link below!  

How to join Assumption Google Classroom

The Google Classroom has all Zoom links and information regarding Sunday School and Little Lambs.

Please contact Elizabeth Syrengelas (818) 618-3549 or with any questions.

2020 year-end tax receipt


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



The bookstore has many wonderful items & gifts for your religious needs. Due to COVID safety precautions, 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

Upcoming Memorial Service


January 24 - Ioannis Mangoutas (1 year), Anastasia

                     Robitaille (18 years) & Eleni Mavrovouniotis

                     (6 years)


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.


SOCIAL MEDIA: Follow on Instagram at:

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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