MEMORY ETERNAL - SERVICES FOR DIMITRI PAPACHRISTOS
Beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
May we continue to offer our prayers for the family and for the repose of the soul of the servant of God, Dimitri.
Tuesday, March 28 - 7:00 pm - Trisagion (Memorial Service)
Wednesday, March 29 - 11:00 am - Funeral Service followed by the burial and service at Fairmount Cemetery.
On behalf of our parish community, we request assistance with providing the Makaria luncheon at the Church following the funeral and burial.
O God of spirits, and of all flesh, who has trampled down death, crushed the power of the devil, and granted life to your world, do You yourself, O Lord, give rest to the soul of your servant, who has fallen asleep, in a place of light, a place of green pasture, a place of repose, where there is no grief, sorrow or mourning. Forgive every sin which he has committed in word or deed or thought, for You are a good God who loves mankind. For there is no one who lives and does not sin; only You are without sin; Your righteousness is an everlasting my righteousness and Your word is truth.
If you are inquiring about the Orthodox Christian faith, please reach out to Fr. Nektarios for resources.
Our faith is focused on our worship and participation in the Church, the Body of Christ, and in cultivating our communion with God. We can provide you with a prayer book to guide you in daily prayers, as well as a book and online resources that explain the Orthodox Christian faith and life.
Fr. Nektarios is also available to meet with you by phone, Zoom or in person to offer guidance as you follow God's guidance and seek your spiritual home in the Orthodox Church.
10:00 am - Typika
To celebrate the Annunciation and Greek Independence Day, we will host a Lenten potluck after the service.
Feel free to bring your favorite fish and lenten dishes!
9:00 am - Orthros
10:00 am - Divine Liturgy
10:00 am - Typika
10:00 am - Typika
9:00 am - Presanctified Liturgy
6:30 pm - Holy Monday Bridegroom Service
1:00 pm - Sacrament of Holy Unction
ONLINE CATECHISM CLASS
Questions? Email Fr. Nektarios
PRAY FOR THE PEOPLE OF TÜRKIYE AND SYRIA AFTER 2/6 EARTHQUAKE
Currently, the overall number of earthquake fatalities in both Turkey and Syria surpasses 50,000.
His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America announces the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Earthquake Relief Fund, a fundraising effort by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America to provide humanitarian aid to the victims of the recent earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria.
The Assembly of Bishops’ humanitarian relief agency, International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) has launched a fundraising campaign in order to implement both emergency and long-term relief programs. IOCC’s efforts will directly assist and support the faithful of the region and their neighbors. Please consider supporting the campaign.
REPOSE OF FATHER JIM HADEMENOS - MEMORIAL FUND
Please continue to pray for Presvytera Dena and the family of a beloved priest and shepherd of Assumption Church, Fr. Jim.
In following the request of the family of Fr. Jim, the Parish has established a Memorial Fund. Please designate your gift for the Memorial Fund if you would like to make a donation.
May the memory of Fr. Jim be eternal.
CARING MEALS MINISTRY
If you know someone who needs meals due to illness, birth, etc., please see Kathy Baughman or Noelle Bartl. Thank you to everyone who volunteers for this ministry. You are being the hands of Christ!
BAKE SALE FUNDRAISER FOR CHURCH
We are still accepting orders for Greek Pastries. All proceeds go to supprt the operating costs of our parish. Please contact Wilma Dunias, a member of our parish, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-989-7928.
HELP FOR THE GARCIA FAMILY
As you know, Joanna Garcia continues to go through a very difficult time with her ongoing illness. Joe is her faithful caregiver, so he is at home full-time helping her now. They could really use some extra support from us!
If you want to give a financial donation to help with medical expenses, etc., please make your check out to our church (Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, or AVMGOC for short), and make note that it's for the Garcias.
If you have any questions, please call or text Kathy at 325-277-0274.
The Garcias sure appreciate our prayers and support. Cards or notes of encouragement would brighten their days too. You can send them to the church, and we will forward them on. The church address is Assumption Orthodox Church, 801 Montecito Dr., San Angelo, TX 76903.
Thank you for helping during this time of great need.
We have open slots on the sign up sheet for Coffee Hour, which can be found on the refrigerator in the church kitchen. Can you help host? It's okay to bring something simple, or even just one dish. Encourage others to sign up with you as co-hosts. "Many hands make the burden light." Thank you for your help!
Check out the rest of the bulletin! See below for news from the world of Orthodoxy, online concerts and lecture series, and more.
SPECIAL OCCASIONS FOR MARCH
Birthdays: Seraphina Zamora, Olivia Choate, Sharmaine Zamora, Anna Baker, Wilma Dunias, Cia Alexander, Jared Crusberg, Julietta Garcia
Anniversaries: Anniversary of Ordination to the Holy Priesthood Fr. Mark Lichtenstein (March 6, on the Feast of the Finding of the Cross by St. Helen), Alan & Kathleen Baughman
Memorials: Jimmy Dunias, Kanella Dunias, Dimitri Papachristos
SPECIAL OCCASIONS FOR APRIL
Birthdays: Luther Large, Kenneth Kuykendall, Danilo Bartl, Richard Priest, Kelly Kuykendall, Fr. Mark Lichtenstein, Kayla Perkins, Julian Garcia, Charis Worden, Leo Jr. Alexander
4/16 Charis Worden (St. Charrisa)
4/21 Alexandra McDaniel & Lana Vaughn (Alexandra the Empress)
4/23 Georgiana Bartl, George Kuykendall, Aaron Rosenstrom (St. George)
4/25 Fr. Mark Lichtenstein (St. Mark the Evangelist)
- 4/30 Presbytera Suzanne Lichtenstein (St. Suzanna, the Myrrhbearer)
Memorials: Ellen Dunias Roddy
Please join us for refreshments in the Social Hall.
** As always, see the parish website for any changes and updates. **