New Office Bearers for 2010

The elections for 2010 Office Bearers were held on Sunday, November 29th. The following are the Office Bearers:
Secretary: Mr. Mathew John (Sajan)
Treasurer: Mr. John P. Varghese (Vinu)
Committee Members: North Region (Mr. Sodharan Varughese & Mrs. Reeba Mathew)
Central Region (Mr. Johnson Baby & Mrs. Mariamma Alexander)
South Region (Mr. Sony Mathews & Mrs. Susan E. Varughese)
All Regions (Mr. Mathew Varughese, Mr. Abraham George, Mr. Alexander Mathew & Mr. Jacob K. Mathew)
Auditors: Mr. K.M. Mathew & Mr. Saji Philipose
Sunday School Director: Dr. Nebu John
Prayer Coordinator: Mr. Abraham Varughese
Entertainment Coordinator: Mrs. Elizabeth Mathew (Sheena)
Food Coordinator: Mr. Sodharan Varughese
Communications Coordinator: Mr. Mathew Varughese

New Year's Eve Service - Wed., December 31st @ 6:30pm

There will be a New Year's eve Service on Thursday, December 31st at 6:30pm. Please make every effort to attend the candle light service to end 2009 and begin 2010 with prayers.

No Holy Qurbana on December 27th

There will not be a Holy Qurbana on Sunday, December 27th. We will resume our Service on Thursday, December 31st. Since Panicker Achen will be going to India for vacation, Fr. Alakott will conduct services in his absence.

Ecumenical Christmas Program - Sat., December 26th

This year's Ecumenical Christmas Program will be held on Saturday, December 26th at 5:30pm at St. Bernandine of Siena Church Auditorium in Woodland Hills. Please inform your friends and make every effort to attend. Please click here for directions...

Christmas Service Begins at 7am

We will have our Christmas Service on Friday, December 25th at 7am. This year we will begin 2 hours earlier and conclude at 10:30am. May the Birth of Christ bring Love, Joy and Peace to all our families. Merry Christmas!

Christmas Program - Margam Kali

The Kerala Kuttappans performed a spectacular Margam Kali for the Christmas Program held at Bellflower Civic Auditorium on Sunday, Decemeber 13th. Please see the youtube video attached. Thanks to all the participants for their dedicated time and effort. Click to see the video...

Christmas Caroling - December 20th

We will be visiting homes in the cities of Fullerton, Anaheim, Cypress, Fountain Valley, Irvine, Foothill Ranch and Newport Coast.

Inauguration of Bishop's House for South-West Diocese of America

The inauguration of the new Bishop house for the Diocese of South-West America was held on Dec 6th 2009 at 6pm.The location of the new Bishop house is 3703 Chesterdale Dr., Missouri City, Texas and is near to Sienna Plantation at Estates of Silver Lake sub division.
The Diocesan center will operate from this building until the diocese purchase a full fledged diocesan center in future. The total sq feet of the building is 5600 with a lot size of 1.25 acre completely fenced and gated. The building features a diocesan office, Chapel, conference room, 5 bed rooms and 4.5 baths.
Metropolitans Zachariah Mar Nicholovos( Diocese of North East America ) and Dr. Yuhanon Mar Chrysostomos (Diocese of Niranam) lead the dedication service along with the Diocesan Bishop Alexios Mar Eusebius. Over 350 people attended the inauguration ceremony.

Christmas Caroling - Sat., December 12th

San Fernando Valley, Glendale, North Hollywood, Monrovia, Fontana, Corona, Temecula, Chino Hills, Diamond Bar and nearby areas.

Easter Service to start at 7am

The General Body held on November 29th approved to have the Easter Service begin at 7am.

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Managing Committee wishes all our families a Happy Thanksgiving! May we all thank God for all the blessings He has showered upon us this year. Let us pray for and help those that are in need during these Holiday Season. Please bring some canned food or some toys to church on Sunday. We will be delivering these items to the shelters in Los Angeles.

Benzi Alex and Family Moves to Northern California

Benzi Alex and family will be moving to Northern California temporarily. Benzi, Reeba and Becky have been instrumental part of our church choir and caroling group. Benzi has setup the foundation for the choir group and have brought our Holy Qurbana to a new level. We appreciate all the dedicated work Benzi and family have provided for our church and wish them well. We know that Benzi will be back soon to continue the work that he has started. May God bless the family!

MM Samajam Raises over $800 for Christmas Program

The Martha Mariam Samajam held a Food Sale Fund Raiser on Sunday, November 22nd after the Holy Qurbana. The proceeds from the fundraiser went towards the Christmas Program to be held on December 13. Kappa, meen curry and spaghetti were the items sold and all that attended the service enjoyed the great meal. Thank you to all the families that donated food as well as those that purchased. Great job!

The Melodious Fr. Joshua John Visits LA

Fr. Joshua John, visited St. Thomas Orthodox Church on Sunday, November 22nd and celebrated the Holy Qurbana. His melodious Qurbana was so beautiful that it kept the audience in awe. At times during the Qurbana, it was so silent that it gave the parishoners time for meditation. Achen is currently doing a documentary on the different Orthodox Faith and had a chance to visit a few Orthodox Churches in the Los Angeles area. Fr. John belongs to the Pathanapuran Dayara and is a priest in the Bombay Diocese. It was the second time that achen has visited this parish and celebrated the Holy Qurbana. The Managing Committee and members thank achen for his visit and enlightening with the beautiful Qurbana.