The Dormition Fast:  From August 1st to August 14th, we celebrate the Fast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  We are required to fast from meat products during this fast.  We will also have a daily prayer called the Paraclisis or “Consolation”, which speaks of the Theotokos’s role as an intercessor to provide people with joy from grief and all sorrow, through the grace of her Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.

Wednesday, August 1st: 7:30 PM- Paraclisis Service

Thursday, August 2nd: 7:30 PM- Paraclisis Service

Friday, August 3rd: 7:30 PM- Paraclisis Service

 Sunday, August 5th:  Celebrating the Transfiguration  in advance.

  • 9:00 AM      Divine Liturgy (English)
  •  11:30 AM      Divine Liturgy (English/Arabic)

Monday, August 6th: Feast of the Transfiguration- No services

Tuesday, August 7th: 7:00 PM- Paraclisis Service, followed by Festival Committee meeting.

Wednesday, August 8th: 7:30 PM- Paraclisis Service

Thursday, August 9th: 7:00 PM- Paraclisis Service, followed by Parish Advisory Council meeting

Friday, August 10th: 7:30 PM- Paraclisis Service

Sunday, August 12th:  

  • 9:00 a.m.       Divine Liturgy (English)
  • 10:30 a.m.     SAYA meeting in Fr. Musil’s office
  • 10:30 a.m.    Ladies League meeting in the Heritage Room
  •  11:30 AM      Divine Liturgy (English/Arabic)

Tuesday, August 14th:7:30 PM The Lamentations of the Theotokos- Orthros for the Feast of the Dormition

Wednesday, August 15th: Feast of the Dormition- 7:30 PM- Vespers and Divine Liturgy

Thursday, August 16th: 7:30 PM- St. Anne’s Social Club at the Church Hall

Friday, August 17th: 7:00 PM- St. Mary’s Feast Party (حفلة عيد السيدة):  Tickets are $35 for Adults and $15 for children 5-12 years oldWe will not serve any hard drinks; you are free to bring your own with you.   For tickets please call Issa Kazma at 323-684-5279.

Sunday, August 19th:

  • 9:00 a.m.       Divine Liturgy (English)
  •  11:30 AM      Divine Liturgy (English/Arabic)

Wednesday, August 22: 7:30 PM- Vespers and Divine Liturgy

Sunday, August 26th:

  • 9:00 a.m.       Divine Liturgy (English)
  • 10:30 AM       SAMYA meeting in the Heritage Room
  •  11:30 AM      Divine Liturgy (English/Arabic)

Wednesday, August 29th: Feast of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist- 7:30 PM- Vespers and Divine Liturgy