The Sunday School Centralized Written Competitions will be held Sunday, October 20th. The competition topics and guidelines are below for your reference. The drawing competition will be from 9am - 9:45am so please arrive early. All the other categories will be held after the Holy Qurbana.
A Holy Qurbana is scheduled for Wednesday, August 14th at 6:30pm to end the Shunoyo Fast (Assumption of St. Mary). Please plan to attend with your family.
The Theotokos had now reached an advanced age. Her fervent and
unceasing desire was to leave the body and be with her beloved Son and
God. The Mother of God did not fear death, nor did she seek to avoid it.
She knew that death had already been overcome by her Son and God. At
that time she still lived in the house of John the Evangelist on Mount
Sion. She often went from there to the Mount of Olives to offer fervent
prayers. As she was thus praying on the Mount of Olives that the Lord
quickly take her to heaven, there appeared before her the archangel
Gabriel and disclosed to the Theotokos the following: “Thus says your
Son: The days are approaching when I will take My Mother unto Me”. Thus
the Virgin heard those much longed for words which she received with
The 2019 OVBS will be held at our church from Friday, August 9 to Sunday, August 11. Please see schedule below. All volunteers please contact Fr. Samuel Varghese or Mr. George Mathew (Madhu), Principal. If any parents would like to sponsor meals during the event, please let Madhu know. Theme: “Let's Choose Good” - St. Luke 10:42 Schedule: Friday - 9:30am - 4:30pm Saturday - 10:00am - 4:30pm Sunday - After Holy Qurbana
His Holiness Moran Mar Beselius Mar Thoma Paulose II, Catholicose of the East & Malankara Metropolitan elevated St. Thomas Malankara Orthodox Church, Los Angeles, to the status of “Valiyapally” (Great Church) on July 14, 2019.
The St. Thomas Day Purunal will be held on July 13 and July 4. The following are the schedule of events for the weekend.
H.G. Dr. Zacharias Mar Aprem, Assistant Diocesan Bishop, will be will be the Chief Celebrant for Holy Qurbana and the St. Thomas Day Perunal. His Grace will be meeting with various church organizations on Saturday and a retreat in the afternoon concluding with evening prayers. He will be celebrating the Holy Qurbana on Sunday.
Please don't miss any of the activities and plan to attend with your family.
Saturday, July 13
2:00pm - Sunday School & BBS Meeting
3:00pm - Retreat
5:30pm - Flag Hoisting
5:45pm - Evening Prayer
7:00pm - MMVS Meeting
Sunday, July 14
8:30am - Morning Prayer
9:30am - Holy Qurbana
12:00pm - Public Meeting
12:30pm - Lowering of Flag
12:45pm - St. Thomas Day Feast
A Holy Qurbana will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 29th at 6:30pm to celebrate the Feast of Holy Ascension. Please make every effort to attend the Service and pass the information to our members in your area.
The Church celebrates the feast of Ascension on the 40th day after the resurrection of our Lord from the dead. The Ascension feast is one of the seven Major Feasts of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Ascension feast is where our Lord Jesus Christ ascended by His own divine power into heaven. He ascended in the flesh in a glorified manner to the highest heaven and sat on the right hand of the Father—at the right hand of the power of God.