Christ is in our midst! He is and ever shall be!
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|His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH, Primate Archpriest Michael Tassos, Rector Priest Jon Fate, Attached Protodeacon Stephen Bell, Attached Archpriest Michael Lewis of blessed memory|
Regular Weekly Services
Great Vespers ~ Saturday ~ 6pm
Matins ~ Sunday ~ 8:50am
Divine Liturgy ~ Sunday ~ 10am
Please Note: Great Vespers on Saturday, February 27th will be at 4pm.
One Day Retreat on Marriage and Family with Fr. Constantine Nasr at St. Luke on Saturday, February 27th begins at 9:30am and concludes with Great Vespers at 4pm. Donation of $15/person and includes lunch.
With the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH, the Mid-Winter Meetings of the Archdiocese and Diocese officers of the Antiochian Women, Fellowship of St. John Divine/Young Adult Ministry, and Teen SOYO will be held at St. Luke: March 4-6, 2016. Please click HERE for full schedule and registration link.
Last year was the Centennial Jubilee of the Falling Asleep of St. Raphael of Brooklyn (1915-2015). Click HERE to read more.
On the occasion of the 2nd anniversary of the kidnapping of the two Metropolitans of Aleppo
His Eminence Paul (Yazigi) and His Eminence John (Abraham) on April 22, 2013
A Joint Statement has been issued by the two Patriarchates of Antioch and of All the East:
The Greek Orthodox Church and the Syriac Orthodox Church. To read the statement click HERE
Please continue to pray for Metropolitan PAUL and Archbishop JOHN and for their quick release from captivity and safe return!
Upcoming at St. Luke
- Monday, February 1st – Evening Divine Liturgy for the Entrance of Christ into the Temple at 6:30pm.
- Thursday, February 4th – South OC Bible Study at 7pm.
- Tuesday, February 9th – Parish Council Meeting at 7pm.
- Sunday, February 14th – Antiochian Women of St. Luke Meeting after Divine Liturgy.
- Thursday, February 18th – Men of St. Luke Dinner Meeting.
Upcoming in the Orthodox Community
- Monday, February 8th – Thursday, February 11th 206: Clergy Seminar.
- Saturday, February 20, 2016: 55th Sweetheart Ball at the Hyatt Century Plaza Hotel.
- Sunday, March 20th 2016: Sunday of Orthodox Vespers at St. Mark in Irvine at 6pm.
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