Saturday, December 12, 2009

Christmas Schedule 2009

Thursday Dec 24th 8:30 am Royal hours

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ

Thursday Dec 24th 8:00 pm Vespers and Divine Liturgy
Friday       Dec 25th 9:30 am Divine Liturgy
Saturday  Dec 26th 8:30 am Divine Liturgy Synaxis
Sunday     Dec 27th 9:30 am Divine Liturgy
Sunday     Dec 27th 11:30 am Divine Liturgy (Romanian/English)

Circumcision of our Lord and feast of St. Basil the Great

Thursday Dec 31st 7:30 pm Vespers and Divine Liturgy
Friday      Jan  1st    9:30 am Divine Liturgy
Sunday    Jan 3rd   9:30 am Divine Liturgy
Sunday    Jan 3rd   11:30 am Divine Liturgy (Romanian/English)

Theophany of our Lord Jesus Christ

Tuesday       Jan 5th 7:30 pm Vespers and Divine Liturgy, Blessing of water
Wednesday January 6th 8:30 am Divine liturgy, Blessing of water

Photos of the Dec 6th Liturgy and breakfast

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Change of schedule for St Mary Romanian Catholic mission at the Cathedral

Update!!! St Mary Romainian Catholic Mission will start celebrating at the Cathedral of St Mary on Dec 6th, 2009. This is the feast of St Nicholas. The Liturgy will be a joint liturgy of both parishes at 9:00 am.
9:00 am Emmanuel Moleben
9:30 am Divine Liturgy
11:30 am Parish Breakfast, $5.00 adults $2.50 children under 12. ~ALL are welcome!~

The following Sunday,
Dec 13, 2009
9:00 am Emmanuel Moleben
9:30 am Divine Liturgy ~ English
11:30 am Divine Liturgy ~ Romanian

Sunday, October 18, 2009

St. Mary's comes to St Mary's

Starting on November 15 2009, St. Mary Romanian Catholic Mission will be celebrating Divine Liturgy at 11:30 a.m.
Cathedral of St. Mary
5329 Sepulveda Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91411

Please welcome the parishioners of St. Mary's Romanian Catholic mission

Saturday, September 12, 2009


September 26, 2009
Parish Rummage sale.
This our big fundraiser!!!
7 am to 1 pm (ish)
We're trying to get word out MUCH MUCH sooner this year!

Extra weekend for rummage sale!
Saturday, Oct 3rd 2009
7 am to 1 pm

Update on the Update!!!!
Second Extra weekend
Nov 14, 2009
last chance! Christmas boutique!
8a.m.-1 p.m.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Upcoming events for the summer and beyond

I am putting the unkown info in () and it may change as the dates get closer. Please check back often for latest information.

June 2009

June 29, Feast of Sts Peter & Paul
(Holy day of Obligation)
Divine Liturgy 7:30 p.m.

July 2009

August 2009

August 15 2009
Feast of the Dormition
Vespers (Friday eve?)
Divine Liturgy: (8:30 AM ?)

August 21, 22, 2009
Dormition Pilgrimage at the Shrine of
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
, at
St George Byzantine Catholic Church
9730 Yelm Highway
Olympia, WA 98513

September 2009

September 26, 2009
Parish Rummage sale.
7 am to 1 pm (ish)
We're trying to get word out MUCH MUCH sooner this year!

Also Sept 25-27, 2009
Pilgrimage at Valyermo, CA

Tentative Schedule (Updated as the date gets near)
Friday September 25
5:00 PM, Vespers in the Byzantine Chapel (old youth center chapel) at St. Andrew's Abbey.
6:30 PM, Dinner in main refectory
7:30 PM, Conference talk

Saturday September 26
8:30 AM, Matins, Byzantine Chapel
11:00 AM, procession with icon of the Mother of God from the Byzantine Chapel main Abbey area
11:30 AM, Hierarchical Divine Liturgy
1:30 PM, Time for picnic lunches and fellowship
3:00 PM, Icon tours in Byzantine Chapel, and conference at Abbey Welcome Center
5:00 PM, Great Vespers in the Byzantine Rite
7:30 PM, Latin Rite service of Vigils for Sunday in the Benedictine tradition

Sunday September 27
8:30 AM, Matins, Byzantine Chapel
12:00 PM, Mass in the Latin Rite

October 2009

October 3, 2009
Parish Rummage sale part 2
7:00 am-1:00 pm

October 4th
Parish Family Day pancake and egg breakfast $5.00 adults-$2.50 children under 12
After the Divine Liturgy

October 18 Parish Family Day
BBQ Lunch
After the Divine Liturgy

November 2009

Nov 14, 2009
Rummage sale, part 3
8 a.m.-1 p.m

Nov 15, 2009
St. Mary Romanian Catholic Mission
Divine Liturgy at 11:30 am

December 2009

Dec 6, 2009
St Nicholas day Breakfast
After 9:30 am Divine Liturgy (About 11:30 a.m.)

Monday, May 4, 2009

Apologies for not posting holy week schedule

Being a cantor and maintaining this blog sometimes means things will fall through the cracks. In this case it meant I didn't keep up the blog as faithfully as I tried to keep holy week.

Events for May 2009

St Andrew Russian Catholic Church, El Segundo, CA
Spring Rummage sale
Saturday May 16, 2009
7:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
538 Concord St, El Segundo

Cathedral of St Mary Parish Pancake Breakfast,
all are welcome! Join us for breakfast/lunch [brunch]

Sunday, May 31, 2009 (Pentecost) after the Divine Liturgy
11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
$5.00 adults
$2.50 Children under 12

3 Pancakes
4 Bacon
3 Eggs
Hash browns

Juice, milk, ice water, butter, jellies, syrup, ketchup, tabasco sauce, included at each table for your convenience.
Air conditioned hall for your dining comfort, especially if the weather is hot.

Well attended. about 70 people showed up for the breakfast which went quite smoothly by various accounts other than mine. While not a huge crowd, we did make money, and more importantly we had a very good time enjoying a wonderful breakfast.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Upcoming events for March


Sunday of Orthodoxy –
2nd Annual Pan-Orthodox Hierarchical Divine Liturgy
When: Sunday, March 8, 2009
(Orthros at 8:30 am; Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at
10 am)
Where: St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral on 2300 W
3rd Street,Los Angeles, CA 90057 at (213) 382-6269
For Youth Rally Event Flier, click on the following link:
and/or contact: Dean Langis at (949) 733-2366
or e-mail him at:
For more information, click on the following link:
For printable flier, click on the following link:

March 14th
, Knights of Columbus 6th annual March for Life
8am-11:30am (two mile walk)
The March for life begins at St Cyril of Jerusalem Church in Encino, CA
For more information visit:

When: Saturday, March 14, 2009 from 10 am - 12:30 pm
(preceded by Morning Prayer in the Chapel at 9:30 am)
Where: Parish Center, San Rafael RC Church on
17252 Bernardo Center Dr, Rancho Bernardo, CA 92128
858) 487 4314
Topic: “Sin, Confession and Reconciliation in Eastern
and Western Christian Traditions”
Guest Speaker:
Fr.George Morelli,(Pastor at St. George Antiochian Orthodox
Church, San Diego, CA, who is also a Licensed Clinical
Psychologist and Marriage and Family therapist)
& Msgr. Dennis Mikulanis (Pastor at San Rafael Roman
Catholic Parish in Rancho Bernardo, CA who is also Vicar for
Ecumenical & Inter-religious Affairs, RC Diocese of San Diego)
Freewill offering accepted;
Bring a lunch, or place Subway sandwich order upon arrival
For more information, contact: Anne Petach at (818) 347-0758
or e-mail:
and/or Patty Ann Born at: (858) 922-2787
Map & Directions, click on the following

Society of St. John Chrysostom-Western Region
(an Ecumenical organization of laity and clergy of the Eastern and
Oriental Orthodox Churches and the Eastern Catholic and Roman Catholic Churches,
which was established to make known the history, worship, spirituality, discipline
and theology of Eastern Christianity, and to work for the fullness of unity desired
by Jesus Christ)

March 15th, Lenten Day of Recollection for Young Adults (18-35),
St Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church in Fontana, CA
1:00 pm until 4 pm. FREE, NO FEE
(details of the day will be posted soon, or call parish rectory for more information)

March 28th, Lenten Day of Renewal, will be held at Holy Angels Byzantine Catholic Church in San Diego CA. ($30 registration per person)
Registration forms are in the parish hall.
Deadline for registration is March 8th.
(registrations must be received no later than March 18th)

Weekly Schedule

Sunday of Cheese-fare

Sunday Feb 22, 9:30 am DL,
Sunday Feb 22, 11:00 am ECF classes
Monday Feb 23, 8:30 am, Divine Praises
Wed Feb 25, 7:30 pm, Pre-sanctified Liturgy
Friday, Feb 25, 8:30 am, Divine Praises
Saturday Feb 28, 8:30 am Divine Liturgy
Saturday Feb 28, 5:00 pm Great Vespers
Sunday March 1, 9:30 am Divine Liturgy (St Basil)

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Save the dates, FEB 2009

Happenings at Eastern Catholic and Orthodox parishes in Southern California in February 2009

Feb 13th
International Festival
St Innocent Orthodox church, 5657 Lindley Ave, Tarzana, CA.
Ethnic foods, fun, silent auction, live music.
$30 per person

Feb 14th ,
Valentine Dance
Cathedral of St Mary, parish Hall 6pm-11pm,
Food, Dancing, Fun.
Includes spaghetti & meatball dinner. Soft drinks available for purchase. BYO (beer & wine only)
Donation/ticket $15.00

Feb 21st ,
Holy Cross Greek-Catholic church, 12pm-3pm
Keeping the Monks in Southern CA
Holy Cross Melkite Greek-Catholic Church
451 W. Madison Ave, Placentia, CA
This will be an opportunity to meet the monks of Holy resurrection Monastery and to hear about their plans for the future. There will be a short liturgical service and lunch will be provided (for which a $10 donation per person is requested)
RSVP by FEB 18th by email to

Feb 21st St Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, 9112 Oleander, Fontana, CA
Mardi Gras
pre Lenten Dinner and Dance.
Costumes optional
Happy half-hour 6:00p.m.
dinner 6:30p.m.
Dancing 8:00p.m. till midnight.
Donation/ticket $30

Feb 22nd Cathedral of St Mary, Sherman Oaks, CA-
Cheese-fare Potluck Luncheon

Meatless Dishes Only!-the parish will provide dessert!
Afterward we will meet in the church for Forgivness Vespers (approx. 1:00 p.m.)

email me for more info!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Friday Jan 16th, special pan-Eastern Catholic Divine Liturgy

SAVE THE DATE: Friday January 16, 2009 at 7:00 pm

In honor of the Year of St. Paul, Fr. Noel Gorgiss and the Assyrian Chaldean Catholic Parish of St. Paul the Apostle, 13050 Vanowen St., North Hollywood, CA 91605, have invited members of St. Andrew Russian Greek-Catholic parish and St. Paul Melkite Mission, El Segundo, their guests, and all other Eastern Catholics and their friends to join them in celebrating the Chaldean Church feast of Sts. Peter and Paul on Friday January 16, 2009 at 7:00 pm for Liturgy followed by a reception in the church hall. Fr. Alexei(Smith) of St. Andrew’s will be the homilist.

St. Andrew’s and St. Paul Melkite Mission have, in turn, invited St. Paul the Apostle parish to join them on June 29, 2009 to celebrate their feast of Sts. Peter and Paul.

This exchange of visits is envisioned by sponsors, The Eastern Catholic Pastoral Association of Southern California, as a step in improving ties between the diverse Eastern Catholic parishes of the area.

For further information:

St. Paul Assyrian Chaldean Parish (818) 765-3665;‎ and;

St. Andrew Russian Greek-Catholic Church: (310) 322-1892

Directions to St. Paul ’s:

From the Northbound or Southbound 170 Fwy (Hollywood Fwy) exit at Victory Blvd. Go West on Victory to Coldwater. Turn North (right) on Coldwater to Vanowen, then left onto Vanowen, staying in the left lane so as to take the very next left, Morse Ave. Go one block on Morse to Welby Way and turn right. The entrance to the parking lot at the rear of the church is on the right.

From Eastbound Vanowen St., cross Fulton, Atoll and Ethel Aves. Immediately after Ethel Ave look for St. Paul’s on the right. Then immediately turn right on to Morse. Go one block on Morse to Welby Way and turn right. The entrance to the parking lot is at the rear of the church, on the right.

Jan 15th. Panachida for +Bishop George

Thursday Jan 15th there will be a divine Liturgy followed by a Panachida for the 40th day observance of the repose of Bishop George Kuzma.

Liturgy will be at 7:30 p.m.