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!
If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help out, please contact Mrs. Helen Abraham, Program Coordinator.
William Bristol Civic Auditorium
16600 Civic Center Drive
Bellflower, CA 90706
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.
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
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
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.
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.