Oct. 1 The Protection of the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary; The Holy Apostle Ananias; Our Venerable Father Romanus the Hymnographer

The Protection of the Theotokos: On Oct. 1, 911 during the reign of emperor Leo the Wise, there was an all-night vigil in the Blanchernae church of the Theotokos in Constantinople. Standing near the rear of the church was St. Andrew the Fool for Christ, and his disciple Epiphanius. At four o’clock in the morning, […]

Sunday Bulletin 10/1/23

WEEKLY SCHEDULE Saturday, Sept 30  –  Gregory the Illuminator, Bishop-Martyr       5:00 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy Sunday, Oct 1  –  18th Sunday after Pentecost / The Feast of the Protection of the Theotokos        8:30 AM          Matins 9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy 12:00 PM        Parish Feast and Family Day Celebration Monday, […]

Sept. 30 The Holy Martyr Gregory, Bishop of Armenia

The holy martyr Gregory, bishop of Armenia, who after many labors withdrew into a cave near the confluence of tributaries of the Euphrates and there rested in peace in 332. He is called “the Illuminator” and is considered the apostle to the Armenians.    Troparion Today we faithful are invited to sign a hymn, to […]

Sept. 29 Our Venerable Father Cyriacus the Anchorite

Our venerable father Cyriacus the anchorite was born in Corinth of a Christian family, he left to go to Jerusalem and entered the monastery. He learned at the feet of saints such as Euthymius and Gerasimos. He was famous for his silence, his asceticism, and his zeal for the Orthodox faith.    Troparion You made […]

Sept. 28 Our Venerable Father and Confessor Chariton; Holy Wenceslaus, Prince of the Czechs; The Holy Prophet Baruch

Our venerable father and confessor Chariton was abbot in the Old Lavra near Bethlehem in Palestine during the 4th century. He was diligent in prayer and fasting, and founded many lavras in the desert before his falling asleep in the Lord in 362. The holy martyr Wenceslaus, prince of the Czechs, was the leader of […]

Sept. 27 The Holy Martyr Callistratus and his Companions; Our Venerable Father Nilus, Founder and Hegumen of the Monastery of Grottaferrata

The holy martyr Callistratus was raised a Christian and became a soldier. Reported by one of his cohort as a believer, he was imprisoned and ordered to offer sacrifice to idols. He refused. He was repeatedly tortured and still remained faithful, so much so that forty-nine of his fellow soldiers came to believe in Christ. […]

Sept. 26 The Passing of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian

The holy apostle and evangelist John the Theologian reposed when he was more than a hundred years old. He far outlived the other eyewitnesses of the Lord, and for a long time he remained the only remaining eyewitness of the earthly life of the Savior. When it was time for his departure from this life, […]

Sept. 25 Our Venerable Mother Euphrosyna

Our venerable mother Euphrosyna was born to parents long childless, who brought her up in the Christian faith. She presented herself, in man’s clothing, to the abbot of a local monastery, who admitted her and placed her in the spiritual care of the monk Agapetus. After thirty-eight years of living the monastic life, her father […]

Sept. 24 The Holy Martyr, First Among Women, and Equal to the Apostles, Thecla

The holy martyr Thecla, first among women and equal to the Apostles, was converted to the faith by the preaching of the Apostle Paul when he came to Iconium with Barnabas. Thecla became a follower of Paul, and went with him to Antioch. She settled in a solitary place near Seleucia, and was martyred in […]

Sunday Bulletin 9/24/23

WEEKLY SCHEDULE Saturday, Sept 23  –  The Conception of John the Forerunner       5:00 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy Sunday, Sept 24  – 17th Sunday after Pentecost            8:30 AM          Matins 9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy Monday, Sept 25  –  Euphrosyna, Venerable        8:30 AM          Morning Prayer 4:00 […]