Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Publish Date: 2021-01-10
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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, 1/10

+ Μετά τα Φώτα. Sunday after Epiphany

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


Sunday, 1/17

+ Αντωνίου Μεγάλου. Anthony the Great

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


Saints and Feasts

January 10

Gregory of Nyssa

Saint Gregory, the younger brother of Basil the Great, illustrious in speech and a zealot for the Orthodox Faith, was born in 331. His brother Basil was encouraged by their elder sister Macrina to prefer the service of God to a secular career (see July 19); Saint Gregory was moved in a similar way by his godly mother Emily, who, when Gregory was still a young man, implored him to attend a service in honor of the holy Forty Martyrs at her retreat at Annesi on the River Iris. Saint Gregory came at his mother's bidding, but being wearied with the journey, and feeling little zeal, he fell asleep during the service. The Forty Martyrs then appeared to him in a dream, threatening him and reproaching him for his slothfulness. After this he repented and became very diligent in the service of God.

Gregory became bishop in 372, and because of his Orthodoxy he was exiled in 374 by Valens, who was of one mind with the Arians. After the death of Valens in 378, Gregory was recalled to his throne by the Emperor Gratian. He attended the Local Council of Antioch, which sent him to visit the churches of Arabia and Palestine, which had been defiled and ravaged by Arianism. He attended the Second Ecumenical Council, which was assembled in Constantinople in 381. Having lived some sixty years and left behind many remarkable writings, he reposed about the year 395. The acts of the Seventh Ecumenical Council call him 'Father of Fathers."



Memorial Service/Online ONLY


Today we pray for the repose of the souls of the servants of God Sofia Paleologos (3 years) & Ioannis Paleologos (33 years). May their memory be eternal.

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



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

2020 year-end tax receipt


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

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