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|Archpriest Michael Tassos, Rector Priest Jon Fate, Attached Deacon Stephen Bell, Attached Archpriest Michael Lewis of blessed memory|
Regular Weekly Services
Great Vespers ~ Saturdays ~ 6pm
Orthros ~ Sundays ~ 8:55am
Divine Liturgy ~ Sundays ~ 10am
Please note: NO Great Vespers at St. Luke’s on Saturday, September 20th
News, Upcoming Events, and Special Announcements
AXIOS! AXIOS! AXIOS! Archbishop JOSEPH Elected Metropolitan of All North America
His Eminence, Archbishop JOSEPH has been elected Archbishop of New York and Metropolitan of All North America by the Holy Synod of Antioch, meeting in Balamand, Lebanon on Thursday, July 3, 2014. Axios!
His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph was consecrated to the Holy Episcopacy on June 30, 1991 at the St. Mary Cathedral in Damascus, after many years of serving as a deacon and a priest. His Eminence was born in Damascus, Syria, in 1950. His Eminence was consecrated with the title, Bishop of Katana in Syria, and served as Patriarchal Assistant and Secretary of the Holy Synod of Antioch. In 1995, he was sent by Patriarch Ignatius to America. Here, in our Archdiocese, Bishop Joseph was assigned to the West Coast Chancery by Metropolitan Philip. After self-rule status was awarded to our Archdiocese, Bishop Joseph was enthroned at St. Nicholas Cathedral by Metropolitan Philip as the first Bishop of the Diocese of Los Angeles and the West on September 12, 2004. On December 11, 2011, at the Church of the Dormition of the Theotokos in the Patriarchal Monastery of Our Lady of Balamand in Lebanon, Patriarch Ignatius elevated Bishop Joseph to the rank of Archbishop, in honor of his many years of service as a bishop both in our Archdiocese and in the Patriarchate of Antioch.
Upcoming at St. Luke’s
•Sunday, September 7th – Filzen Scholarship Presentations and Coffee Hour after Divine Liturgy.
•Monday, September 8th – Divine Liturgy for the Great Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos at 9:30am.
•Tuesday, September 9th – Parish Council Meeting at 7pm
•SAVE THE DATE• Saturday, October 25th – One Day Retreat with Fr. Joseph Huneycutt. Click HERE for more information. Please contact the Church Office if you plan to attend. All are welcome!
Upcoming in the Orthodox Community
IOCC Orange Country Metropolitan Committee hosts A “Mixology” Event Fundraiser Sunday, September 21, 2014 at Andrei’s Restaurant in Irvine. Please visit www.iocc.org/oc for more information and to register.
St. Andrew’s Orthodox Church in Riverside Greek Fest: Friday, October 3rd – Sunday, October 5th. Click HERE for more information.
Please continue to pray for Metropolitan PAUL and Archbishop JOHN and for their quick release from captivity and safe return!
Morning Prayer of the Optina Elders
O Lord, grant that I may meet all that this coming day brings to me with spiritual tranquility. Grant that I may fully surrender myself to your holy will.
At every hour of this day, direct and support me in all things. Whatsoever news may reach me in the course of the day, teach me to accept it with a calm soul and the firm conviction that all is subject to your holy will.
Direct my thoughts and feelings in all my words and actions. In all unexpected occurrences, do not let me forget that all is under your care.
Grant that I may deal straightforwardly and wisely with every member of my family, neither embarrassing nor saddening anyone.
O Lord, grant me the strength to endure the fatigue of the coming day and all the events that take place during it. Direct my will and teach me to pray, to believe, to hope, to be patient, to forgive, and to love. Amen.
More info on the Optina Elders