Dec. 6 Our Father Among the Saints Nicholas the Wonder-worker Archbishop of Myra

Our Holy father Nicholas, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia, the Wonder-Worker. A native of Lycia, he lived in the time of Emperors Diocletian and Maximian. After having led the monastic life for a while, he was promoted to the episcopal dignity for his exceptional and eminent virtue. Because he defended the interests of Christians and […]

Dec. 5 Our Venerable and God-bearing Father Sabbas the Sanctified

Our venerable father Sabbas the Consecrated was born in Cappadocia. He arrived at the desert of Judea and instituted a new sort of eremetical life in seven monasteries, which were called “laurae.” He gathered solitaries under one overseer (hegumen). In the great laura, which afterward was adorned with his name, he dwelt for many years, […]

Dec. 4 The Holy Great Martyr Barbara; Our Venerable Father John of Damascus

The holy great martyr Barbara was raised by her pagan father who shut her away from the world because of her great beauty. Barbara came to realize that the soulless idols her father worshiped could not be responsible for the inexpressible beauty of the world outside her window. She decided to live her life as […]

Dec. 3 The Holy Prophet Zephaniah

The holy prophet Zephaniah announced the destruction of the ungodly on the day of the wrath of the Lord and strengthened the host of poor and needy people in the hope of salvation. He was a native of Mount Sarabatha, from the tribe of Simeon. He lived and prophesied in the 7th century before Christ, […]

Sunday Bulletin 12/03/23

WEEKLY SCHEDULE Saturday, Dec 2  –  Habakkuk, Prophet          5:00 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy 5:30 PM          Reader Vespers Sunday, Dec 3  –  27th Sunday after Pentecost             8:30 AM          Matins 9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy  12:00 PM        Chant Class: St. Nicholas Day & Christmas Hymns Monday, Nov 4  –  Barbara, […]

Dec. 2 The Holy Prophet Habakkuk

The holy prophet Habakkuk was the son of Asaphat from the tribe of Simeon. He prophesied six hundred years before Christ, during the time of King Manasseh, and foretold the destruction of Jerusalem. When Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, attacked Jerusalem, Habakkuk sought refuge in the land of the Ishmaelites. Habakkuk also prophesied the liberation of […]