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.