Mother of H.G. Alexios Mar Eusebius Passes Away

We are very saddened to inform you that Mrs. Chinnamma Daniel, (82 yrs), wife of Late. Y. Daniel and beloved mother of our H.G. Alexios Mar Eusebius Metropolitan entered in to eternal abode last night.  Funeral service will be at St. George Orthodox Church, Puthoor on Thursday noon. Orthodox TV will broadcast the Funeral service.

On behalf of the parish, we express our deepest condolences and prayers to our beloved Thirumeni and the bereaved family Members. We pray that God Almighty grant eternal rest to the departed soul. Please keep Thirumeni and his family in your prayers.

The live stream of the Funeral services will be held tonight, Wednesday, December 21st at 8:30pm (IST Thursday 9.00 AM).

The website:

2016 Christmas Program - Sat., December 17th

Our 2016 Miracle of Christmas Program will be held on Saturday, December 17th at 4pm, in Norwalk. Please make sure to let your family and friends know and invite them to attend.  More details to follow soon.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help out, please contact Mr. Winson Varghese, Program Coordinator.

Matiya Patidar Center
15311 Pioneer Blvd.
Norwalk, CA 90650

Christmas Carol Schedule for 2016

Saturday, December 3, 2016
Artesia, Norwalk, Bellflower, Lakewood, Cerritos, Cypress, Buena Park, La Palma, Stanton, Long Beach, Los Alamitos and nearby areas.

Sunday, December 4, 2016
Carson, Harbor City, Lomita, Torrance, Palos Verdes, Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Irvine, Foothill Ranch, Rancho Santa Margarita and nearby areas.

Saturday, December 10, 2016 [MGOCSM]
Chatsworth, Northridge, Sherman Oaks, Lake Balboa, Simi Valley, Camarillo, Ventura, Glendale, Arcadia, Culver City, Los Angeles and nearby areas.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Santa Fe Springs, Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, Fullerton, Placentia, Brea, Yorba Linda, Chino Hills, Corona, Upland, Fontana, Loma Linda, Rialto and nearby areas. 

Tuesday Viewing and Service for Mr. Polachira Mathai at 5:30pm

Tuesday evening Viewing (Wake) and Funeral Service can be viewed by Live Stream using the below link starting at 5:30pm pacific time.

Tuesday, November 15
05:30-08:30pm – Public Viewing (Wake)

St. John Coptic Orthodox Church
21329 E. Cienega Ave, Covina, CA

Funeral Details for Mr. Polachira Mathai

We are very saddened to inform you of the passing of one of our dearest members, Mr. Polachira Mathai, Upland, on Wednesday, November 9th. Please keep aunty, Maya, Aby and the children in your prayers as they pass through this difficult time.

Prayer meeting and funeral details are below.

Saturday, November 12
05:00pm – Evening Prayer
Location: 2025 Sunnycreek Court, Upland

Sunday, November 13
05:00pm – Prayer Meeting;
Location: 2025 Sunnycreek Court, Upland

Monday, November 14

06:00pm – Evening Prayer;
Location: 2025 Sunnycreek Court, Upland

Tuesday, November 15
05:30-08:30pm – Public Viewing (Wake)
St. John Coptic Orthodox Church
21329 E. Cienega Ave, Covina, CA

Wednesday, November 16
10:00-10:45am – Funeral Service
St. Thomas Orthodox Church, Los Angeles
14121 Coteau Dr., Whittier, CA 90604

There will be police escort from the St. Thomas Church to Forest Lawn Cemetery (Covina).

12:00-12:30 – Burial

Forest Lawn Cemetery – Covina Hills
21300 Via Verde Dr., Covina, CA 91724

Lunch to be provided afterwards at:
Forest Lawn Cemetery
(21300 Via Verde Dr., Covina, CA 91724)

Holy Qurbana - Feast of the Holy Cross, Wed., September 14th @ 6:30pm

In September we are at the ‘Sleeba Perunnal’, the feast of Exaltation of the Holy Cross, the instrument of salvation, on the 14th. This feast marks the discovery of the Holy Cross on which our Lord was crucified. In Greek and Latin this feast is called the ‘Exaltation of the Holy Cross of our Lord’. All Oriental Orthodox Christians, especially the Armenians and the Ethiopians observe this festival with utmost devotion, although the Ethiopians celebrate this feast on Meskel (the Holy Cross) day as per their Julian calendar tradition.

Holy Qurbana to End 8 Day Fast - Wed., Sept. 7th @ 6:30pm

Nativity of the Theotokos

There will be a special Holy Qurbana to end the 8 day fast on Wednesday, September 7th at 6:30pm.  Please make every effort to attend and get the blessings.

Read more about this Fast

2016 Retreat Schedule

FRIDAY (September 2nd)
6:00 PM
Evening Prayer
6:30 PM
Introducing the Theme, Rev. Fr. P.C. George
7:30 PM
SATURDAY (September 3rd)
10:00 AM
10:15 AM
Morning Session, Rev. Fr. P.C. George & Dn. Saju Varghese
11:45 AM
Noon Prayer
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
Afternoon Session, Rev. Fr. P.C. George & Dn. Saju Varghese
3:00 PM
3:45 PM
Coffee Break
4:00 PM
Evening Prayer
SUNDAY (September 4th )
9:00 AM
Morning Prayer
9:45 AM
Holy Qurbana and Retreat Concluding Session
12:15 PM

Church Retreat - Fri., Sept 2 - Sun., Sept 4th

Our Church Retreat will be held at our Parish from Friday, September 2nd to Sunday, September 4th.
We are so blessed to have renowned speaker, Rev. Fr. P.C. George, St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, Detroit to lead the retreat. We encourage all our families to attend.

Registration fee will be $20 per person (above 3 years)

Theme: A Great Cloud of Witnesses (Hebrews 12:1)

For registration and further details, please contact Mr. Jijo Koshy, Retreat Coordinator at (310) 325-1104.

Fr. Joel Mathews Visits LA - Aug. 21st

Fr. Joel Mathew will be visiting Los Angeles and will celebrate Holy Qurbana on Sunday, August 21st.   He is currently the Assistant Vicar of St. Thomas Cathedral, Houston.  Please plan to attend and with your family.

2016 OVBS - August 5-7

The 2016 OVBS will be held at our church from Friday, August 5 to Sunday, August 7.  Please bring your children on time.

Theme:  “Then I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy.”
- Psalm 43:4

Friday - 9:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday - 10:30am - 4:30pm

Sunday - After Holy Qurbana

Holy Qurbana (Feast of Transfiguration) - Friday., August 5th @ 6:30pm

A special Holy Qurbana will be held to celebrate the Transfiguration of Our Lord on Friday, August 5th at 6:30pm.   Please make every effort to attend this special Qurbana.

Please read more details about the Transfiguration of our Lord.

Prayer Meeting - Sat., July 16th @ 6:30pm at Church

There will be a prayer meeting on Saturday, July 16th at 6:30pm.  Prayer meeting is hosted by Mr. MathewVarughese and family.  The family invites all our members to attend.

St. Thomas Day flag hoisting will be held after the prayer meeting.  

Harvest Day - Sunday, July 17th

This is a reminder that we will have our Harvest Day celebration along with the St. Thomas Day Perunal this Sunday after the Holy Qurbana. We request all our families to participate and bring any items harvested at your home or wish to donate.

Prayer Meeting - Sat., July 9th Culver City

This is a reminder that a prayer meeting will be held at Mr. V. Mathai's home today at 6:30pm in Culver City. The family invites all our families to attend. 

3443 McManus Ave. 
Culver City, CA 90230

Prayer Meeting Saturday - June 25th @ 6:30pm

H.G. Yuhanon Mar Meletius, Metropolitan of Thrissur Diocese, will be visiting our church on Saturday and Sunday.  There will be a prayer meeting on Saturday evening and Holy Qurbana on Sunday at normal time.  

Prayer meeting is hosted by Mr. Abraham Varughese and family.  The family invites all our members to attend.  Please make sure to attend with your family and get Thirumeni's Blessings. 

Diocesan Counseling Survey

Our Diocese's Department of Counseling wants to address the mental health needs within our community better, therefore, please complete this short anonymous survey as honestly and completely as possible.

PLEASE help us get a better understanding of all the issues facing you and your families.

Click on this survey link!

Sunday School General Assembly - Sun., April 17th

A Sunday School General Assembly will be held on Sunday, April 17th 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 upcoming Sunday School Activities.  All students, teachers and parents are requested to attend.

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

Lenten Retreat - Sat., March 19th 10am-3pm

Please join us for our Lenten Retreat that's scheduled for Saturday, March 19th from 10am to 3pm at church.  Rev. Fr. Phillipose Sakharia from Kollam, Kerala, will be our guest for the Lenten Retreat and Holy Week.  Please prepare to take Holy Confession during this day after the Retreat.

An evening prayer will also be held at 6:30pm.

Please click below to view the 2016 Lenten Schedule.
2016 Lenten Schedule

First FOCUS Meeting - Sat., February 13th @ 4pm

A meeting for the FOCUS group has been scheduled for this Saturday, February 13th from 4-6pm at church.  Please plan to attend!  For more information, please contact Mr. George Mathew (Madhu) or Semmassen.

The Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in the United States (FOCUS) is a ministry of the
Diocese of Southwest America of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, and focuses
on cultivating and educating adults, leading them to the likeness of God and the fullness
of the Faith. The purpose of this ministry is to facilitate and encourage transformation
in all aspects of a person’s life as they become more active in the body of Christ.