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St. Gregory of Nyssa Greek Orthodox Church
Publish Date: 2022-10-02
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St. Gregory of Nyssa Greek Orthodox Church

General Information

  • Phone:
  • 619-593-0707
  • Street Address:

  • 1454 Jamacha Rd.

  • El Cajon, CA 92019-3752


Contact Information




Services Schedule

Saturday Vespers

5:00 PM

Sunday Liturgies

9:00AM Orthros

10:00AM Divine Liturgy

 

Parish Calendar:  http://saintgregoryofnyssa.org/parish-calendar

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Past Bulletins


A Warm Welcome to Our Visitors

From St.Gregory’s Reopening Committee:

Because of declining risk of SARS CoV-2 transmission in San Diego County, guidance from the State of California and County of San Diego has been updated. “Accordingly, effective March 1, 2022, the requirement for unvaccinated persons to mask in indoor public settings and businesses is being replaced by a strong recommendation that all persons, regardless of vaccination status, continue to mask while in indoor public settings and businesses.” In accordance with a recent CDC review of evidence regarding mask effectiveness, the greatest protection against transmission is provided by a high quality mask (N95 or KN95). Although we are no longer mandating mask wearing when indoors at Church, we encourage each parishioner and visitor to consider not only their own risk but also the vulnerability of others who may be breathing the air we all share in common.

 

 

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Saints and Feasts

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October 02

2nd Sunday of Luke


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October 02

The Holy Hieromartyr Cyprian and the Virgin Martyr Justina

Saint Justina who was from Damascus, lived in virginity for the sake of Christ. Saint Cyprian, who was from Antioch, began as an initiate of magic and worshipper of the demons. A certain foolish young man who had been smitten with Justina's beauty hired Cyprian to draw her to love him; when Cyprian had wed every demonic device he knew, and had failed, being repulsed by the power of Christ Whom Justina invoked, he understood the weakness of the demons and came to know the truth. Delivered from demonic delusion, he came to Christ and burned all his books of magic, was baptized, and later ascended the episcopal throne in his country. Later, he and Justina were arrested by the Count of Damascus, and having endured many torments at his hands, they were sent finally to Diocletian in Nicomedia, where they were beheaded about the year 304.


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October 02

Theophilus the Confessor


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October 03

Dionysios the Areopagite

This Saint was from Athens, a learned man, and a member of the famous judicial court of Mars Hill (in Greek Aeros Pagos, hence the name Areopagite (see Acts 17:19-34). When Saint Paul preached in Athens, he was one of the first there to believe in Christ, and, according to some, became the first bishop of that city. Others say -- and this may be more probable--that he was the second Bishop of Athens, after Saint Hierotheus, whom Dionysios calls his friend and teacher "after Paul" (On the Divine Names, 3:2). With Saint Hierotheus he was also present at the Dormition of the most holy Theotokos; the Doxasticon of the Aposticha for the service of the Dormition is partly taken from a passage in Chapter III of On the Divine Names. According to ancient tradition, he received a martyr's end (according to some, in Athens itself) about the year 96.


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October 03

Rusticus and Eleutherios the Martyrs


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Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Seventh Tone

By Your cross, O Lord, You shattered death; to the thief You opened paradise. You transformed the Myrrhbearers' lamentation, and commanded Your Apostles to proclaim that You arose, Christ our God, granting to the world Your great mercy.

Apolytikion for Martyrs Cyprian and Justina in the Fourth Tone

As a sharer of the ways and a successor to the throne of the Apostles, O inspired of God, thou foundest discipline to be a means of ascent to divine vision. Wherefore, having rightly divided the word of truth, thou didst also contest for the Faith even unto blood, O Hieromartyr Cyprian. Intercede with Christ our God that our souls be saved.

Kontakion for the Church in the Third Tone

You were shown to have holy vigilance. And your piety was manifest in your teachings, O Hierarch Gregory. For the wisdom of your sacred dogmas gives joy to the fullness of the Church. Righteous Father, to Christ our God do intercede to grant our souls His great redeeming mercy.



Seasonal Kontakion in the Second Tone

The protection of Christians unshameable, intercessor to our Holy Maker, unwavering, do not turn from the prayerful cries of those who are in sin; instead, come to us, for you are good; your loving help bring unto us, who are crying in faith to you: Hasten to intercession and speed now to supplication as a protection for all time, Theotokos, for those who honor you.
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Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

2nd Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from St. Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians 6:1-10

Brethren, working together with him, we entreat you not to accept the grace of God in vain. For he says, "At the acceptable time I have listened to you, and helped you on the day of salvation." Behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation. We put no obstacle in any one's way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, tumults, labors, watching, hunger; by purity, knowledge, forbearance, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love, truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; in honor and dishonor, in ill repute and good repute. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold we live; as punished, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing everything.


Gospel Reading

2nd Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 6:31-36

The Lord said, "As you wish that men would do to you, do so to them. If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much again. But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for he is kind to the ungrateful and the selfish. Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful."


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Wisdom of the Fathers

Every work which does not have love as its beginning and root is nothing.
St. John Chrysostom
Unknown, 4th century

Why do we judge our neighbors? Because we shun knowing ourselves. Someone busy trying to understand himself has no time to notice the shortcomings of others. Judge yourself ... and you will stop judging others. Judge a poor deed, but do not judge the doer. It is necessary to consider yourself the most sinful of all, and to forgive your neighbor every poor deed.
St. Seraphim of Sarov
Unknown, 19th century

The sign that thou lovest God, is this, that thou lovest thy fellow; and if thou hatest thy fellow, thy hatred is towards God. For it is blasphemy if thou prayest before God while thou art wroth. For thy heart also convicts thee, that in vain thou multipliest words: thy conscience rightly judges that in thy prayers thou profitest nought.
St. Ephraim the Syrian
ON ADMONITION AND REPENTANCE.

'But I say to you,' the Lord says, 'love your enemies; do good to those who hate you, pray for those who persecute you.' Why did he command these things? So that he might free you from hatred, sadness, anger and grudges, and might grant you the greatest possession of all, perfect love, which is impossible to possess except by the one you loves all equally in imitation of God.
St. Maximos the Confessor
Unknown, 7th century

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Tithes & Offerings

Giving

September 2022 Budget:  $23,542      

Monthly Offering to Date   $10,295

Remaining Need (Budget minus offering to Date):  $11,167

2022 Budget: $ 282,500

2022 Offerings:  $169,290.13

2022 Remaining Need: $ 104,150.41

 

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Prayer List

                                                                             

Living:, Nicolas, Karen, Sally Farr,  Susan, Mandy, Tom Hyatt, Melissa, Demetra, Gaye,Cary, Maria Olga,Melanie, Margaret, Carrie and Family, Toula,Linda and Steve Monge, Constance, Maria, Kelee, Linda, Scott, All affected by the Pandemic, Julias, Theresa Hammon, John, Agnes Kallas, Vernon, Kathern and the Rogers Family, John Findel, Cyndy, Jana, the Mellis Family, Leilani, Elsa, Nicholas, Yvonne, Minerva and the Kelada Family,Robert and Britany Gardner, Scott, Lydia, Britney, Katherine, Marvin Lidner, Juan Garcia, Hetta and Wilma, the Sakkab Family, Michael, Lisa Kotitsa, Jan Manos, Carol, Kelly, Joy Cox, the Katsaras Family, Carol, Jason and the Lees Family, Alex, Kodee, John, Alexandra, Stefan, Alina-Gabriela, Mara, Anna, Ana, Cecilia, John, Amy, Amber, Kyriaki, Dawn, Gordon, Spahe, Tessa, Brianna, Josiah, Anne Stropes, Leland, Jennifer, Micailah, Angelo, and Michelle, Fidias, Andreas, Robby, Trevonia, Samantha, Christine Fanos, Brad Summers, Brian, Connie, Ruby, Iris, Jo, Katy Brown, Elizabeth Terris, Holly, Michael, Lily-Anna, Alexandra, Tabitha, Calliope, Robert, Stephanie and Bennet, Sharon, Jack and Tina Stavros, Freda Stavros, Magdalyn Grasser, Maria Del Soccoro, Kevin, Panagiotis, Mari Hanna, Sylvia Casberg, Angela Stassinopolis, Patrick, Kevin Wallace, Augustine Ramirez, Stephen Awake, Nick, Sophia and the Busarelos Family, Irene Cantos, Lydia Chaconas, Sarah Cronstedt, Michael & the Piliaris Family, Mary Kladouras, Ralph Bradley, Rhonda, Garland, Alex, Patty, Jimmy, Richie, Margie, Alexi, James, Dora, Julia, Alexandra, Sebastian, Diana, Nico, Lillian Ana Grace, Sarah, MaryAnn, Gabrielle, Kiki, Virginia, Corey & family, Adrienne & Josef, George, Maria Hazlaris, Darin Williams, Nicky, Michael, Kathy Jean Alexander, Gerontissa Markella & Sisters of Life-giving Spring Monastery. 

 

Asleep in the Lord: Morgan, Bonnie, Salvador, William, Sarah Elizabeth, Penny (Laurie Paschalydis’ Sister), Harry (Haralambos) Polis, Mark Mellis, Fr. John Pilafas, Ekaterina, Athansios, Vasilios, Mavis, Maria, Fr. Peter, Matthew, Tyler, Lorraine, Patricia, Diana, Kosta Stephens, Ioan, Tommy, Yannis, Katherine, Carolee, John Vourexis, John, Ron Demetrios, Joseph, Evonthia, Barbara, Steve (Stavros) Nicholaidis, Adam, Petru, Aurelia, Reynaldo, Ramona, Philip, Benny, Vasiliki (Kay) Valvi, Briana, Vasiliou, Stavros, Cyndy, Deanna, Ephthymia, Jim (James), Philip, Archpriest Nilus Lerro, Sebastian, Alexa, Fr. George Morelli, Paula Angelos, Ivan, Fr. Tom Hopko and Thomas Munteaeu, Michael, Ansofe Hanna, Mary Jane (Herb’s Mom), Agape (Aunt Aggi) Annis, Sarah Kelada, Tina, Fr. Dimetri Tsigas, Bonnie Lucia Corona, Peter Shenas Sr., Dan Henry, Fr. Hanna Sakkab, Irina Itina, Dennis, Paul, Ken and Ruth Gilliland,Daniel Katsaros, Charles “Robbie” Kelly (Jason’s Dad), John and Katherine Limneos, Elizabeth Zogob, Stavroula Floros, Mary Gikas, Dr. Al (Evangelos) & Angela Sarantinos, Darla Gliptis, Jimmy (Demetrios) Vlachopoulos, Raeburn McInnes,  Dennis (Dionysius) Laskaris, Christopher, Peter (Panagiotis) Parashos, George Marinos, Eva Angelos (Stamatiades), Christine Tzathos, Cliff Earle Morn, Stephanie Navrides, Alexandru, Maria, Maria, Nichita, Costa, Felipe, Daniel Lees (Jason's Brother), Scott, Fr. Paul Lazor, Fr. Elias Bitar, Fr. Jon Winfrey, Hanna, Helen, Mike Riskas, Zach, Photini (Nickie) Hrountas, Trenton Alexander, Eleni, Areti (Iris) and Georgios Pilafas, Archpriest Patrick, Elder Ephraim, Francis Manos, Nicholas Galaxidas, George Platis; Dimitra Biniaris, Leonidas Biniaris, William Lawrence (Larry) Everitt, Jr.,Senait, Abram Dominguez, Warren (George) Cormier, Laura Pantozoplus,George Mastorakos,Fr. Steven Kozler, Michael Surla, Jim (Dimitri) Costas, Zahwey, John Peters, Wendell Duncan,Theodora, Matushka Andrea, Jerry Costacos, Heidi Angelopulos, Athanasios Angelopulos, Pastor Orville Hiepler, Ioanna Melete (Anna’s sister), Catherine Sullivan, Theophanis Brinias (Maria Gregg’s Father), Victor Nasser, Louis Trantalis, Victor Roick, Christ Fergis, Michael Kladouras, Georgia Swisher, Nick Paschalydis, John Manos Sr, Jerry (Gerasimos) Howorth, Lin Judah, Paul James Aceves, Warren George Cormier, Judith Keep, George (Marc's Uncle), Samantha (Marc's friend), Carol Kinan, Athina Cavelaris, Andrew Kyriakides, George Speros, Nick Kosmas, Gigi Campbell,  Carl Collard, Jerry (Gerasimos) Filaktu, Doris Holmes, Spyridon, Thomas Munteanu, Sam Mellos, Richard Nicholas Nabhan, Helen Gliptis, George Koulaxes, Bishop Antoun, Eric Nectarios Cochran, Stella Angeles, Nell Thornblad, Katherine Eveland, Carole, Steve Kosic, Effie Matsolis, George, Arety, Manny, Archimandrite Paul Doyle, Eleni, Gregory Galanis, Deacon Michael, George & Iris Pilafas, Manuel Dragan, Fr. Theodore & Pres. Mary Phillips, Sophia Vourexis, Jason Hyde, Peter Kanelos, Mary Giana, Katherine Armatas, Lana Piliaris, William Piliaris, Katherine Kladouras, Heather Grinnell & Danny Ranglos.



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Calendar

  • St Gregory of Nyssa Greek Orthodox Church

    October 2 to October 9, 2022

    Sunday, October 2

    9:00AM Morning Prayers (Orthros)

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Tuesday, October 4

    Office Closed

    Saturday, October 8

    5:00PM Great Vespers

    6:00PM Compline with Prayers of Preparation

    Sunday, October 9

    9:00AM Morning Prayers (Orthros)

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    12:00PM Church School Liturgical Service Information Meeting

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