Glory to Thy Passion, O Lord!

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13261 Dunklee Avenue, Garden Grove, CA 92840
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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

Schedule of Services – Holy Week and Holy Pascha 2016

Bridegroom Matins ~ Monday, April 25th ~ 7pm

Bridegroom Matins at St. Barnabas ~ Tuesday, April 26th ~ 7pm
(NO service at St. Luke on Tuesday, April 26th)

Holy Unction Service ~ Wednesday, April 27th ~ 7pm

Vesper Liturgy ~ Thursday, April 28th ~ 9:30am

Matins of Great Friday (12 Gospels) ~ Thursday, April 28th ~  7pm

Royal Hours of Great Friday ~ Friday, April 29th ~ 12pm

Great Friday Vespers ~ Friday, April 29th ~ 3pm

Matins of Holy Saturday and Lamentations ~ Friday, April 29th ~ 7pm

Vesperal Divine Liturgy of St. Basil ~ Saturday, April 30th ~ 10am

Holy Pascha Procession/Matins/Divine Liturgy ~ Saturday, April 30th ~ 11pm

Holy Pascha Agape Vespers ~ Sunday, May 1st ~ 1pm


Special Announcements


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 3rd 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

  • Services of Holy Week and Holy Pascha – Please see schedule of services above, or on parish calendar.
  • Sunday, May 8th – Annual Mother’s Day Luncheon.

Upcoming in the Orthodox Community

  • Friday, May 13th 2016: 10th Annual Roman and Easter Catholic and Orthodox Christian Ecumenical Service of Prayer for Christian Unity at St. Pope Kerollos VI Coptic Orthodox Church in Westminster at 7pm.
  • June 29th – July 3rd 2016: Diocese of LA and the West Parish Life Conference hosted by St. George at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, AZ.  Click HERE for all information, registration forms, and hotel information.


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.

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