Sunday School Mid-Terms - Sun., January 27th

Sunday School Mid-Terms will be held on Sunday, January 277th from 9am to 9:50am.  Please prepare your children and bring them to church on time.

If you have any questions, please contact your child's teacher or George Mathew, Principal.

New Year’s Eve Service

The New Year's Eve Services will be held on Monday, December 31st at 6:30pm.

Wishing all our families and friends a safe new year.

2018 Christmas Service - Dec 25th @ 7:30am

The Christmas Service will begin at 7:30am on Tuesday, December 25th.  Manish Achen from St. Gregorios, San Francisco, will be our guest and celebrate the Holy Qurbana.  Please remember to bring your dry palm leaves.  We request everyone to arrive early for the Holy Qurbana and partake in this Blessed event.

God still guides seeking hearts to the One True Light.
As the world around us grows darker, the Light of Jesus Christ shines even brighter. He is the Light of truth, of hope, of purity, and of beauty. His Light shines through the faces of those who know Him, through the eyes of those who see Him, through the character of those who walk with Him, and through the hearts of those who love and serve Him.

Wishing you and your family a joyous Christmas!  A King is born!

2018 Miracle of Christmas Program - Sat., December 22nd @ 4pm

Our 2018 Miracle of Christmas Program will be held on Saturday, December 22nd at 4pm, in Bellflower. Please make sure to let your family and friends know and invite them to attend. 

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help out, please contact Mrs. Helen Abraham, Program Coordinator.

Location:
William Bristol Civic Auditorium
16600 Civic Center Drive
Bellflower, CA  90706

Photos from Ordination of Fr. Samuel (Saju) Varghese


Please see the photos from the Holy Priesthood Ordination of Fr. Samuel (Saju) Varghese.

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ORDINATION OF DN. SAMUEL (SAJU) VARGHESE - Sat., December 8th


These are the details of the ordination of Deacon Samuel (Saju) Varghese to the Holy Order of Priesthood (Qashisho). His Grace Dr. Zacharias Mar Aprem, Assistant Metropolitan of the Diocese, will ordain Deacon Samuel on Saturday, December 8, 2018, at St.Thomas Malankara Orthodox Church, Los Angeles. Morning prayer will begin at 7:30 AM followed by the Divine Liturgy and the Service of Ordination. Saju Semassan has been working as the Youth Minister of the Western Region since 2011 as well as for the Ministry of Liturgical Resource Development from 2015 onwards. He will be the second celibate priest ordained from our diocese.

Saju Semassan's home parish is St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, Elmhurst and the son of Mr. & Mrs. Peter and Lilly Varghese. They belong to St. George Orthodox Valiyapally, Mylapra in Kerala. He completed his B.A. at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) in 2005, B.D. at the Orthodox Theological Seminary (Kottayam) in 2011, and MFT from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2016.




SCHEDULE

Fri., 7pm - Evening Prayer

Sat., 7am - Members to arrive at church
Sat., 7:15am - Procession for H.G. Dr. Zacharias Mar Aprem
Sat., 7:30am - Morning Prayer
Sat., 8:15am - Holy Qurbana (Ordination will take place during the Qurbana)
                       - Lunch will be served following Holy Qurbana (outside tent)
Sat., 6:30pm - Evening Prayer

Sun., 9:00am - Morning Prayers
Sun., 9:45am - Holy Qurbana
                     - Lunch will be served following Holy Qurbana
PARKING
Saturday - Parking will only be available in the front area of the church.  Back area will have tent so no parking will be available.  Additional parking has been arranged at the Indian Pentecostal Church (14415 Imperial Hwy, Whittier) about a mile away.  Please drop your family off in front of the church and park car at the additional parking area.  Shuttle service will be provided from 7am to 2pm to and from church.

Indian Penticostal Church
14415 Imperial Hwy.
Whitter, CA  90604

VOLUNTEERS
FOOD PREP - The church will be sponsoring the food on Saturday so preparation will be held at the church on Friday starting at
10am.  Please volunteer your time if possible.  For additional details, please contact Sodharan Varughese.

PROCESSION TENT - We need volunteers on Friday to setup the tent in front of the church entrance.  Please come between 3-6pm. For additional details, please contact Abraham Varughese.

FOOD SERVERS (SAT)
- We need volunteers to help serve the lunch on Saturday so if you can assist, please contact Sodharan Varughese.

ADDITIONAL BATHROOMS
The bathrooms in the school building and the parsonage will be open for use on Saturday.

Please be courteous and allow our guests to partake in the lunch first as many of them will be in hurry to catch flights.

Sunday School General Assembly - Sun., November 11th

A Sunday School General Assembly will be held on Sunday, November 11th, after the Holy Qurbana.  This will be an opportunity for our children to share what they learn in their classes as well as discuss the accomplishments and upcoming Sunday School Activities.  The odd numbered classes (Pre-KG, 1, 3, 5, 7 and Intermediate) will make presentations this time.  All students, teachers and parents are requested to attend.

Our children are the greatest gift that God has given us!

MMVS Yummy Snack Sale - November 4th

St. Thomas LA MMVS will be hosting a Yummy Snack Sale on Sunday, November 4th after Holy Qurbana.  Please come support the fundraiser and purchase the delicious snacks.

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St. Gregorios Day Perunal - Sun., November 4th

Intercessory prayers along with Rasa, lowering the flag and St. Gregorios Day Feast will be held after the Holy Qurbana.  Please join with your family to receive the blessings.