Weekly Update - March 18

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PEACE AND GRACE!

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Commemoration of The Martyrdom of the Forty Martyrs of Sebastia, celebrated on Baramhat 13 (Mar 22)

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

"If you wish, you can be a slave of passions, and if you wish, you can remain free and not submit to their yoke; for God has created you with that power." 
+St. Antony the Great

 

SERVICES & EVENTS THIS WEEK

Wednesday: 

Lenten Liturgy: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

FOCUS: 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Friday:

Lenten Liturgy: 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Lenten Speaker Series: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Father Andrew Iskander)

Saturday:

Children’s Hymns Class: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Vespers: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Sunday: 

Divine Liturgy: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

 

GREAT LENT STARTED MARCH 4TH

As we began the Holy and Great Fast, it is important that each of us receives spiritual guidance with regards to how to fast - please ensure you receive guidance from your spiritual father. Lent is a time of asceticism and self-control; a time for modesty in all that we do. We prepare for the most holy time of the year, where we remember our Lord's agony, death, and far more importantly: resurrection.

 

FRIDAY LENTEN SPEAKER SERIES

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After the great success of our Nativity Speaker Series last year, we are excited to announce a new speaker series during Lenten. Please join us each Friday from March 15th through April 19th. His Grace Bishop Abraham will honor us with his presence on March 15th, starting at 7:00 p.m.

 

TRUE PHYSICIAN MINISTRY TRAINING

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Under the auspices of His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion and His Grace Bishop Abraham, the Department of Diakonia is offering a one day training for those who desire to serve the sick. Attendees will earn a certificate of completion at the end of the training.

  • April 6th at St. Mary and St. Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Church in Northridge, CA

  • April 13th at St. Maurice Coptic Orthodox Church in Pomona, CA

Each training day will begin with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy at 8:00 a.m. and will end at 6:00 p.m. For more information and registration, click here.

 

NEW SIGN UP TOOL FOR AGAPE MEAL

As we’ve experienced challenges with the physical sign-up sheets for our weekly agape meal, we are trying a new way of signing up. Starting March 31st, we will be using an electronic tool called VolunteerSignup. It requires NO account creation, NO app downloads, and is mobile user friendly. You don’t even have to think about what to bring, since suggestions are being made for each Sunday.

All you have to do is click the link for the week you want to sign up for and enter your name and contact info next to the item you'd like to bring.  If you want to bring something else, please contact Erene Hanna via the "contact manager" button and let her know.

Here are the links to the sheets for the next few weeks:

March 31: https://volunteersignup.org/FJEC3

April 7: https://volunteersignup.org/D7RXA

April 14:  https://volunteersignup.org/XJRX3

Thank you for your continued support and help!

 
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Under the auspices of His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion, the Graduates and Young Professionals (GYP) committee cordially invites you to the 10th Annual Lenten Retreat on April 5-7, 2019. This year we are blessed to have Fr. Antony Paul, of the Saint Paul Brotherhood to lead us in a spiritual discussion on “Discipleship”

Don’t miss out on the opportunity for spiritual contemplation, growth, and fellowship.

Register TODAY to reserve your spot HERE

Registration Deadlines are:

Late $220 – March 24, 2019

We are looking forward to benefiting spiritually together and enjoying Christ in fellowship with one another.

 

3RD ANNUAL ST. BASIL RETREAT

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Mark your calendars for our 3rd annual St. Basil Retreat from May 10-12, 2019 at the Palomar Christian Conference Center (approx 1hr 20min away) tucked just south of Julian. We have an incredible committee preparing the best retreat we’ve had yet and our speakers will be Father George, Father Michael and, pending a flight, Father Antony. Please look out for a text message with a sign-up link, that will be sent out later this week.

 

HELP WITH AMAZON SMILE

If you are looking into other ways to support our church, the AmazonSmile Foundation offers an easy way to give while browsing the Amazon shop. It will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases, at no cost to you. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com (you may want to add a bookmark to make it easier to return). You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on the product detail pages. If you already own an Amazon account you can use the same account for AmazonSmile. On your first visit, please select “Saint Basil American Coptic Orthodox Church” as your charity of choice. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make will result in a donation for our church. Thank you so much for your love and support.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS, VISITATIONS & CONFESSIONS

Please let us know if you have any upcoming important events for us to share with our fellow congregants. Special events are best shared amongst our family, and we encourage you to share your special news with us

 

FOOD & CLEAN-UP

Since we’ve experienced low sign-up rates for our weekly agape meal, we are trying a new approach. A sign-up sheet will be hung on the fridge in the food hall every Sunday. We ask all families, if you can, to stop by the fridge and sign up to bring an item for the following week. Thank you to all who have contributed and helped make the agape meal a special time for everyone. We need as many volunteers as possible to keep the church clean on Sundays after the Divine Liturgy. Please consider this important expression of stewards

Weekly Update - March 11

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PEACE AND GRACE!

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Commemoration of The Martyrdom of St. Matthias, the apostle, celebrated on Baramhat 8 (Mar 17)

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

"And though every day a man lives may rightly be a day of repentance, yet is it in these days more becoming, more appropriate, to confess our sins, to fast, and to give alms to the poor; since in these days you may wash clean the sins of the whole year." 
+St. John Chrysostom

 

SERVICES & EVENTS THIS WEEK

Wednesday: 

Lenten Liturgy: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Friday:

Lenten Liturgy: 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Lenten Speaker Series: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (His Grace Bishop Abraham)

Saturday:

True Physician Ministry Training: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church)

Children’s Hymns Class: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Vespers: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Sunday: 

Divine Liturgy: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

 

GREAT LENT STARTED MARCH 4TH

As we began the Holy and Great Fast, it is important that each of us receives spiritual guidance with regards to how to fast - please ensure you receive guidance from your spiritual father. Lent is a time of asceticism and self-control; a time for modesty in all that we do. We prepare for the most holy time of the year, where we remember our Lord's agony, death, and far more importantly: resurrection.

 

CONGRATULATIONS FATHER MICHAEL

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Congratulations, Father Michael! May this day hold special joy for you. May love of God and peace of heart bless the holy work you are about to begin. We feel blessed to have been able to celebrate and witness this special day.

Thank you to everyone who came, and of course, to everyone who helped before and during the big event. We could have not done this without all your helping hands! You can see some of the photos here. If you like, you can upload your own pictures to the shared album.

 

FRIDAY LENTEN SPEAKER SERIES

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After the great success of our Nativity Speaker Series last year, we are excited to announce a new speaker series during Lenten. Please join us each Friday from March 15th through April 19th. His Grace Bishop Abraham will honor us with his presence on March 15th, starting at 7:00 p.m.

 

TRUE PHYSICIAN MINISTRY TRAINING

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Under the auspices of His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion and His Grace Bishop Abraham, the Department of Diakonia is offering a one day training for those who desire to serve the sick. Attendees will earn a certificate of completion at the end of the training.

  • March 16th at Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church in Santa Ana, CA

  • April 6th at St. Mary and St. Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Church in Northridge, CA

  • April 13th at St. Maurice Coptic Orthodox Church in Pomona, CA

Each training day will begin with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy at 8:00 a.m. and will end at 6:00 p.m. For more information and registration, click here.

 

NEW SIGN UP TOOL FOR AGAPE MEAL

As we’ve experienced challenges with the physical sign-up sheets for our weekly agape meal, we are trying a new way of signing up. Starting March 31st, we will be using an electronic tool called VolunteerSignup. It requires NO account creation, NO app downloads, and is mobile user friendly. You don’t even have to think about what to bring, since suggestions are being made for each Sunday.

All you have to do is click the link for the week you want to sign up for and enter your name and contact info next to the item you'd like to bring.  If you want to bring something else, please contact Erene Hanna via the "contact manager" button and let her know.

Here are the links to the sheets for the next few weeks:

March 31: https://volunteersignup.org/FJEC3

April 7: https://volunteersignup.org/D7RXA

April 14:  https://volunteersignup.org/XJRX3

Thank you for your continued support and help!

 
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Under the auspices of His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion, the Graduates and Young Professionals (GYP) committee cordially invites you to the 10th Annual Lenten Retreat on April 5-7, 2019. This year we are blessed to have Fr. Antony Paul, of the Saint Paul Brotherhood to lead us in a spiritual discussion on “Discipleship”

Don’t miss out on the opportunity for spiritual contemplation, growth, and fellowship.

Register TODAY to reserve your spot HERE

Registration Deadlines are:

Early Bird $175 -February 18, 2019 (President’s Day Special Price!)

Regular $195 – March 10, 2019

Late $220 – March 24, 2019

We are looking forward to benefiting spiritually together and enjoying Christ in fellowship with one another.

 

HELP WITH AMAZON SMILE

If you are looking into other ways to support our church, the AmazonSmile Foundation offers an easy way to give while browsing the Amazon shop. It will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases, at no cost to you. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com (you may want to add a bookmark to make it easier to return). You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on the product detail pages. If you already own an Amazon account you can use the same account for AmazonSmile. On your first visit, please select “Saint Basil American Coptic Orthodox Church” as your charity of choice. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make will result in a donation for our church. Thank you so much for your love and support.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS, VISITATIONS & CONFESSIONS

Please let us know if you have any upcoming important events for us to share with our fellow congregants. Special events are best shared amongst our family, and we encourage you to share your special news with us

 

FOOD & CLEAN-UP

Since we’ve experienced low sign-up rates for our weekly agape meal, we are trying a new approach. A sign-up sheet will be hung on the fridge in the food hall every Sunday. We ask all families, if you can, to stop by the fridge and sign up to bring an item for the following week. Thank you to all who have contributed and helped make the agape meal a special time for everyone. We need as many volunteers as possible to keep the church clean on Sundays after the Divine Liturgy. Please consider this important expression of stewards

Weekly Update - March 4

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PEACE AND GRACE!

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Commemoration of The Departure of St. Hosea, the Prophet, celebrated on Amshir 26 (Mar 5)

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“Let us not procrastinate till tomorrow. For we ‘know not what the next day may bring forth,’ nor let us say, ‘we shall conquer this habit little by little,’ since this little and little will never come to an end."
+St. John Chrysostom

 

SERVICES & EVENTS THIS WEEK

Wednesday: 

Lenten Liturgy: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

FOCUS San Diego: 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday:

Children’s Hymns Class: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Vespers: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Sunday: 

Divine Liturgy: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

 

GREAT LENT STARTS MARCH 4TH

As we begin the Holy and Great Fast, it is important that each of us receives spiritual guidance with regards to how to fast - please ensure you receive guidance from your spiritual father. Lent is a time of asceticism and self-control; a time for modesty in all that we do. We prepare for the most holy time of the year, where we remember our Lord's agony, death, and far more importantly: resurrection.

 

FRIDAY LENTEN SPEAKER SERIES

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After the great success of our Nativity Speaker Series last year, we are excited to announce a new speaker series during Lenten. Please join us each Friday from March 15th through April 19th. His Grace Bishop Abraham will honor us with his presence on March 15th, starting at 7:00 p.m.

 

TRUE PHYSICIAN MINISTRY TRAINING

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Under the auspices of His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion and His Grace Bishop Abraham, the Department of Diakonia is offering a one day training for those who desire to serve the sick. Attendees will earn a certificate of completion at the end of the training.

  • March 16th at Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church in Santa Ana, CA

  • April 6th at St. Mary and St. Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Church in Northridge, CA

  • April 13th at St. Maurice Coptic Orthodox Church in Pomona, CA

Each training day will begin with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy at 8:00 a.m. and will end at 6:00 p.m. For more information and registration, click here.

 
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Under the auspices of His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion, the Graduates and Young Professionals (GYP) committee cordially invites you to the 10th Annual Lenten Retreat on April 5-7. 2019. This year we are blessed to have Fr. Antony Paul, of the Saint Paul Brotherhood to lead us in a spiritual discussion on “Discipleship”

Don’t miss out on the opportunity for spiritual contemplation, growth, and fellowship.

Register TODAY to reserve your spot HERE

Registration Deadlines are:

Early Bird $175 -February 18, 2019 (President’s Day Special Price!)

Regular $195 – March 10, 2019

Late $220 – March 24, 2019

We are looking forward to benefiting spiritually together and enjoying Christ in fellowship with one another.

 

HELP WITH AMAZON SMILE

If you are looking into other ways to support our church, the AmazonSmile Foundation offers an easy way to give while browsing the Amazon shop. It will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases, at no cost to you. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com (you may want to add a bookmark to make it easier to return). You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on the product detail pages. If you already own an Amazon account you can use the same account for AmazonSmile. On your first visit, please select “Saint Basil American Coptic Orthodox Church” as your charity of choice. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make will result in a donation for our church. Thank you so much for your love and support.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS, VISITATIONS & CONFESSIONS

Please let us know if you have any upcoming important events for us to share with our fellow congregants. Special events are best shared amongst our family, and we encourage you to share your special news with us

 

FOOD & CLEAN-UP

Since we’ve experienced low sign-up rates for our weekly agape meal, we are trying a new approach. A sign-up sheet will be hung on the fridge in the food hall every Sunday. We ask all families, if you can, to stop by the fridge and sign up to bring an item for the following week. Thank you to all who have contributed and helped make the agape meal a special time for everyone. We need as many volunteers as possible to keep the church clean on Sundays after the Divine Liturgy. Please consider this important expression of stewards

Weekly Update - February 25

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PEACE AND GRACE!

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Commemoration of The Departure of St. Malatius the Confessor, Patriarch of Antioch, celebrated on Amshir 18 (Feb 25)

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“Never confuse the person, formed in the image of God, with the evil that is in him: because evil is but a chance misfortune, an illness, a devilish reverie. But the very essence of the person is the image of God, and this remains in him despite every disfigurement.”
+St. John of Kronstadt

 

SERVICES & EVENTS THIS WEEK

Wednesday: 

FOCUS San Diego: 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday:

Ehab’s Ordination to Deacon (St. Paul American Coptic Church)

Children’s Hymns Class: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Vespers: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Sunday: 

Ehab’s Ordination to Priesthood: 8:00 a.m.

 

WE NEED YOUR HELP FOR EHAB’S ORDINATION

This week, we are celebrating Ehab’s ordination to deacon at St. Paul American Coptic Orthodox Church on March 2, as well as the ordination to priest at St. Basil on March 3. We anticipate at least 200 people in attendance for the ordination, including 3 bishops. We need everyone’s help to make this event a success! Please sign up on this spreadsheet to help with set up and break down of the event.

Also, we collect donations and get catered Mediterranean food, a cake, and drinks. The estimated cost is ~$1500.  Please give whatever you are able to.  It will be much appreciated. There is a box, labeled "Agape meal" near the coffee on Sundays or you can give your donation to Silvia Guirguis or Erene Hanna.  Alternatively you can also Paypal Silvia at sam_guirguis@yahoo.com.

 

TRUE PHYSICIAN MINISTRY TRAINING

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Under the auspices of His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion and His Grace Bishop Abraham, the Department of Diakonia is offering a one day training for those who desire to serve the sick. Attendees will earn a certificate of completion at the end of the training.

  • March 16th at Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church in Santa Ana, CA

  • April 6th at St. Mary and St. Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Church in Northridge, CA

  • April 13th at St. Maurice Coptic Orthodox Church in Pomona, CA

Each training day will begin with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy at 8:00 a.m. and will end at 6:00 p.m. For more information and registration, click here.

 
2019GYPLentRetreatFlyer-1024x622.jpg

Under the auspices of His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion, the Graduates and Young Professionals (GYP) committee cordially invites you to the 10th Annual Lenten Retreat on April 5-7. 2019. This year we are blessed to have Fr. Antony Paul, of the Saint Paul Brotherhood to lead us in a spiritual discussion on “Discipleship”

Don’t miss out on the opportunity for spiritual contemplation, growth, and fellowship.

Register TODAY to reserve your spot HERE

Registration Deadlines are:

Early Bird $175 -February 18, 2019 (President’s Day Special Price!)

Regular $195 – March 10, 2019

Late $220 – March 24, 2019

We are looking forward to benefiting spiritually together and enjoying Christ in fellowship with one another.

 

HELP WITH AMAZON SMILE

If you are looking into other ways to support our church, the AmazonSmile Foundation offers an easy way to give while browsing the Amazon shop. It will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases, at no cost to you. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com (you may want to add a bookmark to make it easier to return). You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on the product detail pages. If you already own an Amazon account you can use the same account for AmazonSmile. On your first visit, please select “Saint Basil American Coptic Orthodox Church” as your charity of choice. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make will result in a donation for our church. Thank you so much for your love and support.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS, VISITATIONS & CONFESSIONS

Please let us know if you have any upcoming important events for us to share with our fellow congregants. Special events are best shared amongst our family, and we encourage you to share your special news with us

 

FOOD & CLEAN-UP

Since we’ve experienced low sign-up rates for our weekly agape meal, we are trying a new approach. A sign-up sheet will be hung on the fridge in the food hall every Sunday. We ask all families, if you can, to stop by the fridge and sign up to bring an item for the following week. Thank you to all who have contributed and helped make the agape meal a special time for everyone. We need as many volunteers as possible to keep the church clean on Sundays after the Divine Liturgy. Please consider this important expression of stewards

Weekly Update - February 18

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PEACE AND GRACE!

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Jonah’s Fast (Feb 18-21), followed by Jonah’s Feast (Feb 22) - read more about it here.

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“Fasting is a weapon the Prophets have used, for Moses, Elijah, David, Ezra and Nehemia have all fasted. Even the Gentiles fasted, entreating the mercy of God, like the inhabitants of Nineveh, who fasted and the Lord did cast His wrath away from them”.
+H.H. Pope Kyrillos VI

 

SERVICES & EVENTS THIS WEEK

Tuesday:

Jonah’s Fast Liturgy: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Fr. George and Himanout)

Wednesday: 

Jonah’s Fast Liturgy: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Fr. George and Himanout)

FOCUS San Diego: 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Thursday:

Jonah’s Feast Liturgy: 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (Fr. George and Himanout)

Saturday:

High School Girls’ Day “Owning your Faith”: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (St. John Orthodox Church)

Educational Liturgy for children and families: 9:00 a.m.

Vespers: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Sunday: 

Divine Liturgy: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (Fr. George Awad)

“Parenting toward the Kingdom” with Dr. Philip Mamalakis: 12:00 p.m. (St. Gregory American Coptic Church)

 

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS DAY

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PARENTING TOWARD THE KINGDOM

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Dr. Philip Mamalakis, author of the Orthodox parenting book "Parenting Toward the Kingdom," will be a guest speaker at St. Gregory American Coptic Orthodox Church in Anaheim, CA on Sunday, February 24 after liturgy to discuss how to raise our children with Orthodox Christian principles! How can we help them succeed? How can we raise them to love the church? How do we deal with discipline? You will NOT want to miss this special event!

 

WE NEED YOUR HELP FOR EHAB’S ORDINATION

Please save the date for the ordination of Ehab to deacon at St. Paul American Coptic Orthodox Church on March 2, as well as the ordination to priest at St. Basil on March 3. We anticipate at least 200 people in attendance for the ordination, including 3 bishops. We need everyone’s help to make this event a success! We will collect donations and get catered Mediterranean food, a cake, and drinks.  The estimated cost is ~$1500.  Please give whatever you are able to.  It will be much appreciated. There is a box, labeled "Agape meal" near the coffee on Sundays or you can give your donation to Silvia Guirguis or Erene Hanna.  Alternatively you can also Paypal Silvia at sam_guirguis@yahoo.com. Additionally, we will need help to clean and prepare the church prior to the event. We will be texting out a link to help sign up for assisting this effort.

 

TRUE PHYSICIAN MINISTRY TRAINING

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Under the auspices of His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion and His Grace Bishop Abraham, the Department of Diakonia is offering a one day training for those who desire to serve the sick. Attendees will earn a certificate of completion at the end of the training.

  • March 16th at Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church in Santa Ana, CA

  • April 6th at St. Mary and St. Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Church in Northridge, CA

  • April 13th at St. Maurice Coptic Orthodox Church in Pomona, CA

Each training day will begin with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy at 8:00 a.m. and will end at 6:00 p.m. For more information and registration, click here.

 
2019GYPLentRetreatFlyer-1024x622.jpg

Under the auspices of His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion, the Graduates and Young Professionals (GYP) committee cordially invites you to the 10th Annual Lenten Retreat on April 5-7. 2019. This year we are blessed to have Fr. Antony Paul, of the Saint Paul Brotherhood to lead us in a spiritual discussion on “Discipleship”

Don’t miss out on the opportunity for spiritual contemplation, growth, and fellowship.

Register TODAY to reserve your spot HERE

Registration Deadlines are:

Early Bird $175 -February 18, 2019 (President’s Day Special Price!)

Regular $195 – March 10, 2019

Late $220 – March 24, 2019

We are looking forward to benefiting spiritually together and enjoying Christ in fellowship with one another.

 

HELP WITH AMAZON SMILE

If you are looking into other ways to support our church, the AmazonSmile Foundation offers an easy way to give while browsing the Amazon shop. It will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases, at no cost to you. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com (you may want to add a bookmark to make it easier to return). You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on the product detail pages. If you already own an Amazon account you can use the same account for AmazonSmile. On your first visit, please select “Saint Basil American Coptic Orthodox Church” as your charity of choice. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make will result in a donation for our church. Thank you so much for your love and support.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS, VISITATIONS & CONFESSIONS

Please let us know if you have any upcoming important events for us to share with our fellow congregants. Special events are best shared amongst our family, and we encourage you to share your special news with us

 

FOOD & CLEAN-UP

Since we’ve experienced low sign-up rates for our weekly agape meal, we are trying a new approach. A sign-up sheet will be hung on the fridge in the food hall every Sunday. We ask all families, if you can, to stop by the fridge and sign up to bring an item for the following week. Thank you to all who have contributed and helped make the agape meal a special time for everyone. We need as many volunteers as possible to keep the church clean on Sundays after the Divine Liturgy. Please consider this important expression of stewards

Weekly Update - February 11

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PEACE AND GRACE!

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The Feast of Presenting the Lord Christ in the Temple, celebrated on 8 Ashmir / 15 February

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“Every time you pray saying ‘Lord, forgive me’, whether in the Lord’s prayer or in your personal prayers, remember the phrase ‘Forgive, and you will be forgiven’”.
+H.H. Pope Shenouda III

 

SERVICES & EVENTS THIS WEEK

Wednesday: 

Morning Liturgy: 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (Father George Awad)

FOCUS San Diego: 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Friday:

Talk “The Shroud of Turin” (Archangel Michael Coptic Church): 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Saturday:

Talk “The Shroud of Turin” (Archangel Michael Coptic Church): 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Children’s Hymns Class: 5:00 p.m. - 6.p.m.

Vespers: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Sunday: 

Divine Liturgy: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (Fr. George Awad)

 

NEW: SIGN UP SHEET FOR AGAPE MEAL NOW ON REFRIGERATOR

Since we’ve experienced low sign-up rates for our weekly agape meal, we are trying a new approach. A sign-up sheet will be hung on the fridge in the food hall every Sunday. We ask all families, if you can, to stop by the fridge and sign up to bring an item for the following week. Thank you to all who have contributed and helped make the agape meal a special time for everyone.

THE SHROUD OF TURIN WITH DR. JOHN & REBECCA JACKSON

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Dr. Jackson, an international physicist who led a 40-person team of international scientists to study the Shroud. As the primary custodian of the data, he runs the Turin Shroud Center in Colorado with his wife, Rebecca, a convert to Christianity from Orthodox Judaism and is leading researcher into the ancient Jewish aspects of the Shroud.

The special youth meeting on February 15th is intended for those in 11th grade and beyond.

  • 7:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Talk #1: His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion

  • 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Talk #2: Dr. John Jackson - Shroud: Truth or Forgery? The Scientific Facts

The meeting on February 16th is meant for college students, Graduate students and servants.

  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Talk #1: Rebecca Jackson - Hasadeen Hakadosh: The Holy Shroud in Hebrew

  • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Talk #2: Dr. John Jackson - Cosmology and Proof of The Creation

Both meetings will be held at Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church in Santa Ana, CA. You can find more information and register here.

If you aren’t able to join in person, the event will be broadcasted live on the ACTS Facebook Page.

 

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS DAY

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SAVE THE DATE: EHAB’S ORDINATION

Please save the date for the ordination of Ehab to deacon at St. Paul American Coptic Orthodox Church on March 2, as well as the ordination to priest at St. Basil on March 3. We invite you to attend these important events and welcome Ehab into our community. More details to come soon.

 

TRUE PHYSICIAN MINISTRY TRAINING

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Under the auspices of His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion and His Grace Bishop Abraham, the Department of Diakonia is offering a one day training for those who desire to serve the sick. Attendees will earn a certificate of completion at the end of the training.

  • March 16th at Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church in Santa Ana, CA

  • April 6th at St. Mary and St. Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Church in Northridge, CA

  • April 13th at St. Maurice Coptic Orthodox Church in Pomona, CA

Each training day will begin with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy at 8:00 a.m. and will end at 6:00 p.m. For more information and registration, click here.

 

HELP WITH AMAZON SMILE

If you are looking into other ways to support our church, the AmazonSmile Foundation offers an easy way to give while browsing the Amazon shop. It will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases, at no cost to you. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com (you may want to add a bookmark to make it easier to return). You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on the product detail pages. If you already own an Amazon account you can use the same account for AmazonSmile. On your first visit, please select “Saint Basil American Coptic Orthodox Church” as your charity of choice. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make will result in a donation for our church. Thank you so much for your love and support.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS, VISITATIONS & CONFESSIONS

Please let us know if you have any upcoming important events for us to share with our fellow congregants. Special events are best shared amongst our family, and we encourage you to share your special news with us

 

FOOD & CLEAN-UP

To sign up to bring food for the agape meal on Sundays, please fill in the weekly sign-up sheet hung on the fridge in the food hall. We need as many volunteers as possible to keep the church clean on Sundays after the Divine Liturgy. Please consider this important expression of stewards

Weekly Update - February 4

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PEACE AND GRACE!

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Commemoration of the The Departure of the Great Saint Anba Paul, the First Hermit, celebrated on 2 Ashmir / 9 February

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“The truly blessed are not the ones who can work miracles or see angels; the truly blessed are the ones who can see their own sins”
+St. Anthony the Great

 

SERVICES & EVENTS THIS WEEK

Wednesday: 

Morning Liturgy: 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (Father George Awad)

FOCUS San Diego: 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday:

Liturgy with servants and youth of St. Pope Kyrillos: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Vespers: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Sunday: 

Divine Liturgy: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (Fr. George Awad)

 

THE SHROUD OF TURIN WITH DR. JOHN & REBECCA JACKSON

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Dr. Jackson, an international physicist who led a 40-person team of international scientists to study the Shroud. As the primary custodian of the data, he runs the Turin Shroud Center in Colorado with his wife, Rebecca, a convert to Christianity from Orthodox Judaism and is leading researcher into the ancient Jewish aspects of the Shroud.

The special youth meeting on February 15th is intended for those in 11th grade and beyond.

  • 7:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Talk #1: His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion

  • 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Talk #2: Dr. John Jackson - Shroud: Truth or Forgery? The Scientific Facts

The meeting on February 16th is meant for college students, Graduate students and servants.

  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Talk #1: Rebecca Jackson - Hasadeen Hakadosh: The Holy Shroud in Hebrew

  • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Talk #2: Dr. John Jackson - Cosmology and Proof of The Creation

Both meetings will be held at Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church in Santa Ana, CA. You can find more information and register here.

If you aren’t able to join in person, the event will be broadcasted live on the ACTS Facebook Page.

 

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS DAY

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SAVE THE DATE: EHAB’S ORDINATION

Please save the date for the ordination of Ehab to deacon at St. Paul American Coptic Orthodox Church on March 2, as well as the ordination to priest at St. Basil on March 3. We invite you to attend these important events and welcome Ehab into our community. More details to come soon.

 

TRUE PHYSICIAN MINISTRY TRAINING

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Under the auspices of His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion and His Grace Bishop Abraham, the Department of Diakonia is offering a one day training for those who desire to serve the sick. Attendees will earn a certificate of completion at the end of the training.

  • March 16th at Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church in Santa Ana, CA

  • April 6th at St. Mary and St. Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Church in Northridge, CA

  • April 13th at St. Maurice Coptic Orthodox Church in Pomona, CA

Each training day will begin with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy at 8:00 a.m. and will end at 6:00 p.m. For more information and registration, click here.

 

HELP WITH AMAZON SMILE

If you are looking into other ways to support our church, the AmazonSmile Foundation offers an easy way to give while browsing the Amazon shop. It will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases, at no cost to you. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com (you may want to add a bookmark to make it easier to return). You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on the product detail pages. If you already own an Amazon account you can use the same account for AmazonSmile. On your first visit, please select “Saint Basil American Coptic Orthodox Church” as your charity of choice. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make will result in a donation for our church. Thank you so much for your love and support.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS, VISITATIONS & CONFESSIONS

Please let us know if you have any upcoming important events for us to share with our fellow congregants. Special events are best shared amongst our family, and we encourage you to share your special news with us

 

FOOD & CLEAN-UP

To sign up to bring food for the agape meal on Sundays, please fill in the weekly spreadsheet available HERE. We need as many volunteers as possible to keep the church clean on Sundays after the Divine Liturgy. Please consider this important expression of stewards

Weekly Update - January 28

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PEACE AND GRACE!

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Commemoration of the The Dormition of Our Lady, the Virgin Mary, the Theotokos, celebrated on 21 Toba / 29 January

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“Perhaps the most distinguished quality in love is sacrifice. This is the big difference between lust and love. Lust always seeks to take and love always seeks to give. ”
+H.H. Pope Shenouda III

 

SERVICES & EVENTS THIS WEEK

Wednesday: 

Morning Liturgy: 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (Father George Awad)

FOCUS San Diego: 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday:

Faith-Based Premarital Course: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (St. John in Covina, CA)

Vespers: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Sunday: 

Divine Liturgy: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (Fr. George Awad)

 

FAITH-BASED PREMARITAL COURSE

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Come and enjoy various lectures and discussions covering all you need to know for a successful marriage on February 2nd at St. John Coptic Orthodox Church in Covina, CA. The all day event will start with Divine Liturgy from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. end at 8:00 p.m. All meals and refreshments are included.

Main Speakers:

  • Fr. Gawargious Kolta

  • Fr. Boules Baky

  • Dr. Yousry Armanious

  • Dr. Nabil Soliman

Please RSVP before January 28th by sending you and your partner’s name, phone numbers and email addresses to alfred_fouad@hotmail.com.

 

THE SHROUD OF TURIN WITH DR. JOHN & REBECCA JACKSON

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Dr. Jackson, an international physicist who led a 40-person team of international scientists to study the Shroud. As the primary custodian of the data, he runs the Turin Shroud Center in Colorado with his wife, Rebecca, a convert to Christianity from Orthodox Judaism and is leading researcher into the ancient Jewish aspects of the Shroud.

The special youth meeting on February 15th is intended for those in 11th grade and beyond.

  • 7:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Talk #1: His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion

  • 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Talk #2: Dr. John Jackson - Shroud: Truth or Forgery? The Scientific Facts

The meeting on February 16th is meant for college students, Graduate students and servants.

  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Talk #1: Rebecca Jackson - Hasadeen Hakadosh: The Holy Shroud in Hebrew

  • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Talk #2: Dr. John Jackson - Cosmology and Proof of The Creation

Both meetings will be held at Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church in Santa Ana, CA. You can find more information and register here.

If you aren’t able to join in person, the event will be broadcasted live on the ACTS Facebook Page.

 

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS DAY

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SAVE THE DATE: EHAB’S ORDINATION

Please save the date for the ordination of Ehab to deacon at St. Paul American Coptic Orthodox Church on March 2, as well as the ordination to priest at St. Basil on March 3. We invite you to attend these important events and welcome Ehab into our community. More details to come soon.

 

TRUE PHYSICIAN MINISTRY TRAINING

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Under the auspices of His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion and His Grace Bishop Abraham, the Department of Diakonia is offering a one day training for those who desire to serve the sick. Attendees will earn a certificate of completion at the end of the training.

  • March 16th at Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church in Santa Ana, CA

  • April 6th at St. Mary and St. Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Church in Northridge, CA

  • April 13th at St. Maurice Coptic Orthodox Church in Pomona, CA

Each training day will begin with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy at 8:00 a.m. and will end at 6:00 p.m. For more information and registration, click here.

 

HELP WITH AMAZON SMILE

If you are looking into other ways to support our church, the AmazonSmile Foundation offers an easy way to give while browsing the Amazon shop. It will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases, at no cost to you. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com (you may want to add a bookmark to make it easier to return). You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on the product detail pages. If you already own an Amazon account you can use the same account for AmazonSmile. On your first visit, please select “Saint Basil American Coptic Orthodox Church” as your charity of choice. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make will result in a donation for our church. Thank you so much for your love and support.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS, VISITATIONS & CONFESSIONS

Please let us know if you have any upcoming important events for us to share with our fellow congregants. Special events are best shared amongst our family, and we encourage you to share your special news with us

 

FOOD & CLEAN-UP

To sign up to bring food for the agape meal on Sundays, please fill in the weekly spreadsheet available HERE. We need as many volunteers as possible to keep the church clean on Sundays after the Divine Liturgy. Please consider this important expression of stewards

Weekly Update - January 21

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PEACE AND GRACE!

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Commemoration of the Miracle at Cana of Galilee, celebrated on 13 Toba / 21 January

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“Seek out with much care and thought, a teacher who will be safe guide to you; one who knows well how to lead such as are journeying towards God; a teacher who is rich in virtues and wise in the Holy Scriptures.”
+St. Basil the Great

 

SERVICES & EVENTS THIS WEEK

Wednesday: 

Morning Liturgy: 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (Father George Awad)

FOCUS San Diego: 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Thursday:

Guest Speaker Father Sam: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Friday:

Vespers: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Sunday: 

Divine Liturgy: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

 

FAITH-BASED PREMARITAL COURSE

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Come and enjoy various lectures and discussions covering all you need to know for a successful marriage on February 2nd at St. John Coptic Orthodox Church in Covina, CA. The all day event will start with Divine Liturgy from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. end at 8:00 p.m. All meals and refreshments are included.

Main Speakers:

  • Fr. Gawargious Kolta

  • Fr. Boules Baky

  • Dr. Yousry Armanious

  • Dr. Nabil Soliman

Please RSVP before January 28th by sending you and your partner’s name, phone numbers and email addresses to alfred_fouad@hotmail.com

 

THE SHROUD OF TURIN WITH DR. JOHN & REBECCA JACKSON

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Dr. Jackson, an international physicist who led a 40-person team of international scientists to study the Shroud. As the primary custodian of the data, he runs the Turin Shroud Center in Colorado with his wife, Rebecca, a convert to Christianity from Orthodox Judaism and is leading researcher into the ancient Jewish aspects of the Shroud.

The special youth meeting on February 15th is intended for those in 11th grade and beyond.

  • 7:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Talk #1: His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion

  • 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Talk #2: Dr. John Jackson - Shroud: Truth or Forgery? The Scientific Facts

The meeting on February 16th is meant for college students, Graduate students and servants.

  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Talk #1: Rebecca Jackson - Hasadeen Hakadosh: The Holy Shroud in Hebrew

  • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Talk #2: Dr. John Jackson - Cosmology and Proof of The Creation

Both meetings will be held at Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church in Santa Ana, CA. You can find more information and register here.

If you aren’t able to join in person, the event will be broadcasted live on the ACTS Facebook Page.

 

TRUE PHYSICIAN MINISTRY TRAINING

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Under the auspices of His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion and His Grace Bishop Abraham, the Department of Diakonia is offering a one day training for those who desire to serve the sick. Attendees will earn a certificate of completion at the end of the training.

  • March 16th at Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church in Santa Ana, CA

  • April 6th at St. Mary and St. Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Church in Northridge, CA

  • April 13th at St. Maurice Coptic Orthodox Church in Pomona, CA

Each training day will begin with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy at 8:00 a.m. and will end at 6:00 p.m. For more information and registration, click here.


 

HELP WITH AMAZON SMILE

If you are looking into other ways to support our church, the AmazonSmile Foundation offers an easy way to give while browsing the Amazon shop. It will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases, at no cost to you. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com (you may want to add a bookmark to make it easier to return). You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on the product detail pages. If you already own an Amazon account you can use the same account for AmazonSmile. On your first visit, please select “Saint Basil American Coptic Orthodox Church” as your charity of choice. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make will result in a donation for our church. Thank you so much for your love and support.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS, VISITATIONS & CONFESSIONS

Please let us know if you have any upcoming important events for us to share with our fellow congregants. Special events are best shared amongst our family, and we encourage you to share your special news with us

 

FOOD & CLEAN-UP

To sign up to bring food for the agape meal on Sundays, please fill in the weekly spreadsheet available HERE. We need as many volunteers as possible to keep the church clean on Sundays after the Divine Liturgy. Please consider this important expression of stewards

Weekly Update - January 14

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PEACE AND GRACE!

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Commemoration of The Circumcision of the Lord Christ, celebrated on 6 Toba / 14 January

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“What then will you answer the Judge? You gorgeously array your walls, but do not clothe your fellow human being; you adorn horses, but turn away from the shameful plight of your brother or sister; you allow grain to rot in your barns, but do not feed those who are starving; you hide gold in the earth, but ignore the oppressed!”
+St. Basil the Great

 

SERVICES & EVENTS THIS WEEK

Wednesday: 

Morning Liturgy: 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (Father George Awad)

FOCUS San Diego: 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Friday:

Vespers: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday:

Feast of Epiphany: 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Sunday: 

Divine Liturgy: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Vespers: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Monday:

Feast of the Wedding of Cana: 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

 

FAITH-BASED PREMARITAL COURSE

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Come and enjoy various lectures and discussions covering all you need to know for a successful marriage on February 2nd at St. John Coptic Orthodox Church in Covina, CA. The all day event will start with Divine Liturgy from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. end at 8:00 p.m. All meals and refreshments are included.

Main Speakers:

  • Fr. Gawargious Kolta

  • Fr. Boules Baky

  • Dr. Yousry Armanious

  • Dr. Nabil Soliman

Please RSVP before January 28th by sending you and your partner’s name, phone numbers and email addresses to alfred_fouad@hotmail.com

 

THE SHROUD OF TURIN WITH DR. JOHN & REBECCA JACKSON

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Dr. Jackson, an international physicist who led a 40-person team of international scientists to study the Shroud. As the primary custodian of the data, he runs the Turin Shroud Center in Colorado with his wife, Rebecca, a convert to Christianity from Orthodox Judaism and is leading researcher into the ancient Jewish aspects of the Shroud.

The special youth meeting on February 15th is intended for those in 11th grade and beyond.

  • 7:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Talk #1: His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion

  • 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Talk #2: Dr. John Jackson - Shroud: Truth or Forgery? The Scientific Facts

The meeting on February 16th is meant for college students, Graduate students and servants.

  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Talk #1: Rebecca Jackson - Hasadeen Hakadosh: The Holy Shroud in Hebrew

  • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Talk #2: Dr. John Jackson - Cosmology and Proof of The Creation

Both meetings will be held at Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church in Santa Ana, CA. You can find more information and register here.

If you aren’t able to join in person, the event will be broadcasted live on the ACTS Facebook Page.

 

TRUE PHYSICIAN MINISTRY TRAINING

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Under the auspices of His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion and His Grace Bishop Abraham, the Department of Diakonia is offering a one day training for those who desire to serve the sick. Attendees will earn a certificate of completion at the end of the training.

  • March 16th at Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church in Santa Ana, CA

  • April 6th at St. Mary and St. Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Church in Northridge, CA

  • April 13th at St. Maurice Coptic Orthodox Church in Pomona, CA

Each training day will begin with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy at 8:00 a.m. and will end at 6:00 p.m. For more information and registration, click here.


 

HELP WITH AMAZON SMILE

If you are looking into other ways to support our church, the AmazonSmile Foundation offers an easy way to give while browsing the Amazon shop. It will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases, at no cost to you. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com (you may want to add a bookmark to make it easier to return). You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on the product detail pages. If you already own an Amazon account you can use the same account for AmazonSmile. On your first visit, please select “Saint Basil American Coptic Orthodox Church” as your charity of choice. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make will result in a donation for our church. Thank you so much for your love and support.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS, VISITATIONS & CONFESSIONS

Please let us know if you have any upcoming important events for us to share with our fellow congregants. Special events are best shared amongst our family, and we encourage you to share your special news with us

 

FOOD & CLEAN-UP

To sign up to bring food for the agape meal on Sundays, please fill in the weekly spreadsheet available HERE. We need as many volunteers as possible to keep the church clean on Sundays after the Divine Liturgy. Please consider this important expression of stewards

Weekly Update - January 7

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PEACE AND GRACE!

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Commemoration of The Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Christmas), celebrated on 29 Kiahk / 7 January

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“Come, let us wonder at the virgin most pure, wondrous in herself, unique in creation, she gave birth, yet knew no man; her pure soul with wonder was filled, daily her mind gave praise in joy at the twofold wonder: her virginity preserved, her child most dear. Blessed is He who shone forth from her!”
+St. Ephraim the Syrian, Songs of Praise

 

SERVICES & EVENTS THIS WEEK

Wednesday: 

Morning Liturgy: 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (Father George Awad)

FOCUS San Diego: 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday:

Vespers: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Sunday: 

Divine Liturgy: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

 

NATIVITY FEAST

St. Basil Church wishes you a blessed Feast of the Nativity of our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ, who has manifested to us the mystery of God’s humility and love. Please read the annual Nativity message by Pope Tawadros II here.

 

SUCCESSFUL DONATION MATCHING

Thank you to each and everyone who participated in the Donation Matching Challenge - we are grateful and overwhelmed by your generosity. You not only matched the amount by the anonymous donor, but you exceeded it. We were able to raise a total amount of $23,100! To those who would still like to donate, look out for a new challenge in the near future. In the meantime, you can always donate on our website.

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NEW PRIEST FOR OUR CHURCH

Father Kyrillos Ibrahim announced that His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion has selected Ehab Maximous as worth of ordination to priesthood and his intention is for St. Basil to be his future parish. Let us congratulate Ehab, his wife Mariana, and his children Grace, Mark and Luke.

 

HELP WITH AMAZON SMILE

If you are looking into other ways to support our church, the AmazonSmile Foundation offers an easy way to give while browsing the Amazon shop. It will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases, at no cost to you. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com (you may want to add a bookmark to make it easier to return). You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on the product detail pages. If you already own an Amazon account you can use the same account for AmazonSmile. On your first visit, please select “Saint Basil American Coptic Orthodox Church” as your charity of choice. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make will result in a donation for our church. Thank you so much for your love and support.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS, VISITATIONS & CONFESSIONS

Please let us know if you have any upcoming important events for us to share with our fellow congregants. Special events are best shared amongst our family, and we encourage you to share your special news with us

 

FOOD & CLEAN-UP

To sign up to bring food for the agape meal on Sundays, please fill in the weekly spreadsheet available HERE. We need as many volunteers as possible to keep the church clean on Sundays after the Divine Liturgy. Please consider this important expression of stewards

Weekly Update - December 31

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PEACE AND GRACE!

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Commemoration of The Departure of David, the Prophet and King, celebrated on 23 Kiahk / 1 January

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“You cannot be too gentle, too kind. Shun even to appear harsh in your treatment of each other. Joy, radiant joy, streams from the face of one who gives and kindles joy in the heart of one who receives.”
+Seraphim of Sarov

 

SERVICES & EVENTS THIS WEEK

Monday:

New Year’s Eve Service: 7&4 8:00 p.m. | Vigil & Prayer 11:30 p.m. | Matins 12:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. (Father Kyrillos)

Wednesday: 

Morning Liturgy: 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (Father George Awad)

FOCUS San Diego: 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Friday:

Nativity Speaker Series: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Father Joseph Ibrahim - The Incarnation and Soteriology)

Saturday:

Vespers: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Sunday: 

Divine Liturgy: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Feast of the Advent: 7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

 

NATIVITY FAST

November 25th marked the beginning of the fast of the Nativity (the Advent) in our Coptic Church. Fasting is not just about changing ingredients; it should be a real spiritual discipline with goals. You are encouraged to take the discipline seriously and to consult with your spiritual father for an appropriate prescription for your fasting period, as well as what spiritual disciplines to partake of during this blessed time. For more information on how and why we fast before nativity, click here.

 

NATIVITY THEMED SPEAKER SERIES

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Thank you, Father Daniel Meleka, for driving all the way from San Fernando Valley and for honoring us with your inspiring talk last Friday. We are excited to welcome our last (but not least) Nativity speaker Father Joseph Ibrahim to St. Basil’s this coming Friday, January 4th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Come and invite your friends - it will be open to all!

 

FEAST OF THE ADVENT

Please note that the Sunday morning liturgy on January 6th will be slightly condensed and conclude earlier than usual. Please join us for Sunday evening services, starting at 7:00 p.m. until midnight. We will have a potluck at church following the service. We would appreciate if you could contribute a dish. Please sign up here.

 

2019 NATIVITY EXCUSED ABSENCE

Our church celebrates the feast of Nativity on January 7th and we encourage all of you, young and old, to join us for liturgy on the eve of the 7th. Coptic Christmas falls on a Monday, so if parents wish to excuse their kids from school for this day, they can use this letter, which has been kindly provided by our Diocese.

 

NEW PRIEST FOR OUR CHURCH

Father Kyrillos Ibrahim announced that His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion has selected Ehab Maximous as worth of ordination to priesthood and his intention is for St. Basil to be his future parish. Let us congratulate Ehab, his wife Mariana, and his children Grace, Mark and Luke.

 

HELP WITH AMAZON SMILE

If you are looking into other ways to support our church, the AmazonSmile Foundation offers an easy way to give while browsing the Amazon shop. It will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases, at no cost to you. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com (you may want to add a bookmark to make it easier to return). You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on the product detail pages. If you already own an Amazon account you can use the same account for AmazonSmile. On your first visit, please select “Saint Basil American Coptic Orthodox Church” as your charity of choice. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make will result in a donation for our church. Thank you so much for your love and support.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS, VISITATIONS & CONFESSIONS

Please let us know if you have any upcoming important events for us to share with our fellow congregants. Special events are best shared amongst our family, and we encourage you to share your special news with us

 

FOOD & CLEAN-UP

To sign up to bring food for the agape meal on Sundays, please fill in the weekly spreadsheet available HERE. We need as many volunteers as possible to keep the church clean on Sundays after the Divine Liturgy. Please consider this important expression of stewards

Weekly Update - December 24

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PEACE AND GRACE!

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Commemoration of The Martyrdom of St. Barnabas, One of the Seventy Apostles, celebrated on 21 Kiahk / 30 December

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“If you have nothing to give people, give them a warm smile and a kind word, give them love, give them tenderness, give them a word of encouragement; give them your heart.”
+H.H. Pope Shenouda III

 

SERVICES & EVENTS THIS WEEK

Wednesday: 

Morning Liturgy: 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

FOCUS San Diego: 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Friday:

Nativity Speaker Series: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Father Daniel Meleka)

Saturday:

Vespers: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Sunday: 

Divine Liturgy: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

 

NATIVITY FAST

November 25th marked the beginning of the fast of the Nativity (the Advent) in our Coptic Church. Fasting is not just about changing ingredients; it should be a real spiritual discipline with goals. You are encouraged to take the discipline seriously and to consult with your spiritual father for an appropriate prescription for your fasting period, as well as what spiritual disciplines to partake of during this blessed time. For more information on how and why we fast before nativity, click here.

 

NATIVITY THEMED SPEAKER SERIES

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Thank you, Ehab Maximous, for honoring us with your inspiring talk last Friday. We are excited to welcome our next Nativity speaker Father Daniel Meleka to St. Basil’s this coming Friday, December 28th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Come and invite your friends - it will be open to all!

The following speaker will be:

January 4th: Father Joseph Ibrahim - The Incarnation and Soteriology

 

2019 NATIVITY EXCUSED ABSENCE

Our church celebrates the feast of Nativity on January 7th and we encourage all of you, young and old, to join us for liturgy on the eve of the 7th. Coptic Christmas falls on a Monday, so if parents wish to excuse their kids from school for this day, they can use this letter, which has been kindly provided by our Diocese.

 

HELP WITH AMAZON SMILE

If you are looking into other ways to support our church, the AmazonSmile Foundation offers an easy way to give while browsing the Amazon shop. It will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases, at no cost to you. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com (you may want to add a bookmark to make it easier to return). You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on the product detail pages. If you already own an Amazon account you can use the same account for AmazonSmile. On your first visit, please select “Saint Basil American Coptic Orthodox Church” as your charity of choice. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make will result in a donation for our church. Thank you so much for your love and support.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS, VISITATIONS & CONFESSIONS

Please let us know if you have any upcoming important events for us to share with our fellow congregants. Special events are best shared amongst our family, and we encourage you to share your special news with us

 

FOOD & CLEAN-UP

To sign up to bring food for the agape meal on Sundays, please fill in the weekly spreadsheet available HERE. We need as many volunteers as possible to keep the church clean on Sundays after the Divine Liturgy. Please consider this important expression of stewards

Weekly Update - December 17

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PEACE AND GRACE!

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Commemoration of Fr. Yostos El Antony celebrated on 8 Kiahk / 17 December

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“It was fitting that the Giver of all holiness should enter this world by a pure and holy birth. For He it is that of old formed Adam from the virgin earth, and from Adam without help of woman formed woman. For as without woman Adam produced woman, so did the Virgin without man this day bring forth a man.”
+St. John Chrysostom

SERVICES & EVENTS THIS WEEK

Wednesday: 

Morning Liturgy: 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (Father George Awad)

FOCUS San Diego: 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Friday:

Nativity Speaker Series: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Ehab Maximous)

Saturday:

Vespers: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Sunday: 

Divine Liturgy: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

NATIVITY FAST

November 25th marked the beginning of the fast of the Nativity (the Advent) in our Coptic Church. Fasting is not just about changing ingredients; it should be a real spiritual discipline with goals. You are encouraged to take the discipline seriously and to consult with your spiritual father for an appropriate prescription for your fasting period, as well as what spiritual disciplines to partake of during this blessed time. For more information on how and why we fast before nativity, click here.

NATIVITY THEMED SPEAKER SERIES

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Thank you, Robert Bishay, for honoring us with your inspiring talk last Friday. We are excited to welcome our next Nativity speaker Ehab Maximous to St. Basil’s this coming Friday, December 21st from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Come and invite your friends - it will be open to all!

Upcoming speakers include:

December 21st: Ehab Maximous - He Took What is Ours, and Gave Us What is His

December 28th: Father Daniel Meleka - Being Made in His Image

January 4th: Father Joseph Ibrahim - The Incarnation and Soteriology

HELP WITH AMAZON SMILE

If you are looking into other ways to support our church, the AmazonSmile Foundation offers an easy way to give while browsing the Amazon shop. It will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases, at no cost to you. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com (you may want to add a bookmark to make it easier to return). You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on the product detail pages. If you already own an Amazon account you can use the same account for AmazonSmile. On your first visit, please select “Saint Basil American Coptic Orthodox Church” as your charity of choice. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make will result in a donation for our church. Thank you so much for your love and support.

ANNOUNCEMENTS, VISITATIONS & CONFESSIONS

Please let us know if you have any upcoming important events for us to share with our fellow congregants. Special events are best shared amongst our family, and we encourage you to share your special news with us

FOOD & CLEAN-UP

To sign up to bring food for the agape meal on Sundays, please fill in the weekly spreadsheet available HERE. We need as many volunteers as possible to keep the church clean on Sundays after the Divine Liturgy. Please consider this important expression of stewards

Weekly Update - December 3

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PEACE AND GRACE!

Commemoration of  The Martyrdom of St. Mercurius Known as the Saint with the Two Swords  ,  celebrated on 25 Hator / 4 December

Commemoration of The Martyrdom of St. Mercurius Known as the Saint with the Two Swords, celebrated on 25 Hator / 4 December

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“Only struggle a little more. Carry your cross without complaining. Don’t think you are anything special. Don’t justify your sins and weaknesses, but see yourself as you really are. And, especially, love one another.”
+Father Seraphim Rose

 

SERVICES & EVENTS THIS WEEK

Wednesday: 

Morning Liturgy: 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (Father George Awad)

FOCUS San Diego: 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Contact: Mary Jensen)

Friday:

Nativity Speaker Series: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (His Grace Bishop Kyrillos)

Saturday:

Adults' Hymns Class: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Contact: Peter Abadeer)

Children's Hymns Class: 5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Vespers: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Sunday: 

Divine Liturgy: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (Father Kyrillos)

Church Finances: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

 

NATIVITY FAST

November 25th marked the beginning of the fast of the Nativity (the Advent) in our Coptic Church. Fasting is not just about changing ingredients; it should be a real spiritual discipline with goals. You are encouraged to take the discipline seriously and to consult with your spiritual father for an appropriate prescription for your fasting period, as well as what spiritual disciplines to partake of during this blessed time. For more information on how and why we fast before nativity, click here.

 

NATIVITY THEMED SPEAKER SERIES

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Thank you, Father Gregory Bishay, for honoring us with your inspiring talk last Friday. We are excited to welcome our second Nativity speaker His Grace Bishop Kyrillos to St. Basil’s this coming Friday, December 7th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Come and invite your friends - it will be open to all!

Upcoming speakers include:

December 14th: Robert Bishay - Joseph: A Man Above the Law

December 21st: Ehab Maximous - He Took What is Ours, and Gave Us What is His

December 28th: Father Daniel Meleka - Being Made in His Image

January 4th: Father Joseph Ibrahim - The Incarnation and Soteriology

 

PRESENTATION ON CHURCH FINANCES

Please join us in welcoming Abouna Kyrillos who will be with us on Sunday, December 9th, right after liturgy, as we present the church finances and the incredible opportunity to purchase a church property. We encourage you to attend this important meeting regarding the future of our beloved church.

 

DONATE YOUR SHOES

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SHOP & HELP WITH AMAZON SMILE

If you are looking into other ways to support our church, the AmazonSmile Foundation offers an easy way to give while browsing the Amazon shop. It will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases, at no cost to you. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com (you may want to add a bookmark to make it easier to return). You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on the product detail pages. If you already own an Amazon account you can use the same account for AmazonSmile. On your first visit, please select “Saint Basil American Coptic Orthodox Church” as your charity of choice. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make will result in a donation for our church. Thank you so much for your love and support.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS, VISITATIONS & CONFESSIONS

Please let us know if you have any upcoming important events for us to share with our fellow congregants. Special events are best shared amongst our family, and we encourage you to share your special news with us

 

FOOD & CLEAN-UP

To sign up to bring food for the agape meal on Sundays, please fill in the weekly spreadsheet available HERE. We need as many volunteers as possible to keep the church clean on Sundays after the Divine Liturgy. Please consider this important expression of stewardship.

Weekly Update - November 26

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PEACE AND GRACE!

Commemoration of  The Departure of Saint Gregory, the Wonder Worker  ,  celebrated on 21 Hator / 30 November

Commemoration of The Departure of Saint Gregory, the Wonder Worker, celebrated on 21 Hator / 30 November

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“Do not neglect the fast. It constitutes an imitation of Christ’s way of life.”
+St. Anthony the Great

 

SERVICES & EVENTS THIS WEEK

Tuesday:

Giving Tuesday - please consider to donate for our church!

Wednesday: 

Morning Liturgy: 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (Father George Awad)

FOCUS San Diego: 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Contact: Mary Jensen)

Vespers: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion)

Spiritual Talk: 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion)

Friday:

Nativity Speaker Series - Comparison between two women: Eve and Mary: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Father Gregory Bishay)

Saturday:

Adults' Hymns Class: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Contact: Peter Abadeer)

Children's Hymns Class: 5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Vespers: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Sunday: 

Divine Liturgy: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

 

NATIVITY FAST BEGAN SUNDAY

November 25th marked the beginning of the fast of the Nativity (the Advent) in our Coptic Church. Fasting is not just about changing ingredients; it should be a real spiritual discipline with goals. You are encouraged to take the discipline seriously and to consult with your spiritual father for an appropriate prescription for your fasting period, as well as what spiritual disciplines to partake of during this blessed time. For more information on how and why we fast before nativity, click here.

 

GIVING TUESDAY

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As the whole world chooses only tomorrow as a day of giving money, we know you give so much more, all the time. We want to thank you for your generosity, love, and support of St. Basil's Coptic Orthodox Church in San Diego. As we pursue our ultimate goal of purchasing a true home, know that we are only $250k away from securing a down payment to purchase our current building and earning the equity towards a church we can build from the ground up. If you find it in your hearts to give tomorrow, please follow the desired link:

One Time Donation

Recurring Donation (requires registering an account)

Also use our Amazon Smile for your holiday shopping (see further below).  

 

VISIT OF HIS EMINENCE METROPOLITAN SERAPION

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On Wednesday, November 28th, we have the honor to welcome His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion to our church where he will be praying Vespers at 6:00 p.m. followed by a spiritual talk at 7:30 p.m. We hope that many of you will have the chance to join and benefit from the blessing of having him.

 

NATIVITY THEMED SPEAKER SERIES

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We are excited to welcome our first Nativity speaker Father Gregory Bishay to St. Basil’s to educate and inspire us with his talk “Comparison between two women: Eve and Mary” this coming Friday, November 30th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Come and invite your friends - it will be open to all!

Upcoming speakers include:

December 7th: His Grace Bishop Kyrillos

December 14th: Robert Bishay - Joseph: A Man Above the Law

December 21st: Ehab Maximous - He Took What is Ours, and Gave Us What is His

December 28th: Father Daniel Meleka - Being Made in His Image

January 4th: Father Joseph Ibrahim - The Incarnation and Soteriology

 

SAVE THE DATE: DEC 9TH - CHURCH FINANCES

Please join us in welcoming Abouna Kyrillos who will be with us on December 9th as we present the church finances and the incredible opportunity to purchase a church property. We encourage you to attend this important meeting regarding the future of our beloved church.

 

2018 CHRISTMAS SYMPHONY

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Join us for this year’s Noel Noel Christmas Symphony! Tickets are available for two dates:

December 15th at 8:00 pm - for those in Junior High and older Adults (approx. 2 hours)

December 16th at 2:00 pm - for families with small children (approx. 1 hour) with time for the kids to interact with instruments and sing along

We were provided a unique opportunity to purchase a group rate and able to get these tickets for $25/adult and $12/child. Make sure to purchase your tickets soon, since signup will close next weekend!

 

DONATE YOUR SHOES

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SHOP & HELP WITH AMAZON SMILE

If you are looking into other ways to support our church, the AmazonSmile Foundation offers an easy way to give while browsing the Amazon shop. It will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases, at no cost to you. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com (you may want to add a bookmark to make it easier to return). You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on the product detail pages. If you already own an Amazon account you can use the same account for AmazonSmile. On your first visit, please select “Saint Basil American Coptic Orthodox Church” as your charity of choice. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make will result in a donation for our church. Thank you so much for your love and support.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS, VISITATIONS & CONFESSIONS

Please let us know if you have any upcoming important events for us to share with our fellow congregants. Special events are best shared amongst our family, and we encourage you to share your special news with us

 

FOOD & CLEAN-UP

To sign up to bring food for the agape meal on Sundays, please fill in the weekly spreadsheet available HERE. We need as many volunteers as possible to keep the church clean on Sundays after the Divine Liturgy. Please consider this important expression of stewardship.

Weekly Update - November 19

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PEACE AND GRACE!

Commemoration of  The Martyrdom of Saint Mina, the Wonder Worker,  celebrated on 15 Hator / 24 November

Commemoration of The Martyrdom of Saint Mina, the Wonder Worker, celebrated on 15 Hator / 24 November

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.”
Proverbs 25:28

 

SERVICES & EVENTS THIS WEEK

Monday:

Morning Liturgy: 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (Fr. George)

Wednesday: 

FOCUS San Diego: 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Contact: Mary Jensen)

Thursday:

Thanksgiving Liturgy: 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Saturday:

Adults' Hymns Class: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Contact: Peter Abadeer)

Children's Hymns Class: 5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Vespers: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Sunday: 

Divine Liturgy: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

 

NATIVITY FAST BEGINS SUNDAY

November 25th marks the beginning of the fast of the Nativity (the Advent) in our Coptic Church. We implore our Lord, who completed our salvation by coming down to redeem us from the bondage of sin, to help us to do what is pleasing in His sight during this holy fast and through all the days of our lives. For more information on how and why we fast before nativity, click here.

 

SAVE THE DATE - NOVEMBER 28

On Wednesday, November 28th, we have the honor to welcome His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion to our church where he will be praying Vespers at 6:00 p.m. followed by a spiritual talk at 7:30 p.m. We hope that many of you will have the chance to join and benefit from the blessing of having him.

NATIVITY THEMED SPEAKER SERIES

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We are excited to announce a new series of speakers coming to St. Basil’s to speak on topics regarding the Nativity! Talks will be weekly starting on November 30th through January 4th and will be open to all ages. Speakers include:

November 30th: Father Gregory Bishay - Comparison between two women: Eve and Mary

December 7th: His Grace Bishop Kyrillos

December 14th: Robert Bishay - Joseph: A Man Above the Law

December 21st: Ehab Maximous - He Took What is Ours, and Gave Us What is His

December 28th: Father Daniel Meleka - Being Made in His Image

January 4th: Father Joseph Ibrahim - The Incarnation and Soteriology

Come and invite your friends - you won’t want to miss these talks!

 

2018 CHRISTMAS SYMPHONY

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Join us for this year’s Noel Noel Christmas Symphony! Tickets are available for two dates:

December 15th at 8:00 pm - for those in Junior High and older Adults (approx. 2 hours)

December 16th at 2:00 pm - for families with small children (approx. 1 hour) with time for the kids to interact with instruments and sing along

We were provided a unique opportunity to purchase a group rate and able to get these tickets for $25/adult and $12/child. Purchase your tickets here.

 

DONATE YOUR SHOES

SHOES.jpeg
 

SHOP & HELP WITH AMAZON SMILE

If you are looking into other ways to support our church, the AmazonSmile Foundation offers an easy way to give while browsing the Amazon shop. It will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases, at no cost to you. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com (you may want to add a bookmark to make it easier to return). You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on the product detail pages. If you already own an Amazon account you can use the same account for AmazonSmile. On your first visit, please select “Saint Basil American Coptic Orthodox Church” as your charity of choice. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make will result in a donation for our church. Thank you so much for your love and support.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS, VISITATIONS & CONFESSIONS

Please let us know if you have any upcoming important events for us to share with our fellow congregants. Special events are best shared amongst our family, and we encourage you to share your special news with us

 

FOOD & CLEAN-UP

To sign up to bring food for the agape meal on Sundays, please fill in the weekly spreadsheet available HERE. We need as many volunteers as possible to keep the church clean on Sundays after the Divine Liturgy. Please consider this important expression of stewardship.

Weekly Update - November 12

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PEACE AND GRACE!

Commemoration of The Assembly of the Ecumenical Council at Nicea, celebrated on 9 Hator / 18 November

Commemoration of The Assembly of the Ecumenical Council at Nicea, celebrated on 9 Hator / 18 November

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“If there were no tribulation there would be no rest; if there were no winter, there would be no summer.”
+Saint John Chrysostom

 

SERVICES & EVENTS THIS WEEK

Wednesday: 

Morning Liturgy: 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

FOCUS San Diego: 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Contact: Mary Jensen)

Thursday:

Joint meeting with St. Demiana at Wood Ranch BBQ: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Saturday:

Adults' Hymns Class: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Contact: Peter Abadeer)

Children's Hymns Class: 5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Vespers: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Sunday: 

Divine Liturgy: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

 

SUCCESSFUL CARE KIT PACKING

A huge thank you to everyone who donated supplies and helped packing our care kits for the needy last Saturday. We were able to pack more than 100 kits containing socks, toothbrush and paste, comb, soap, sunscreen, tissues, water, energy bars and more. These kits will make a big difference for people in need, so if you have not done so yet, please grab a kit or two next time you come to church. You can keep them in your car for when we encounter someone in need.

 

NATIVITY THEMED SPEAKER SERIES

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We are excited to announce a new series of speakers coming to St. Basil’s to speak on topics regarding the Nativity! Talks will be weekly starting on November 30th through January 4th and will be open to all ages. Speakers include:

His Grace Bishop Kyrillos

Robert Bishay

Ehab Maximous

Father Daniel Meleka

Father Joseph Ibrahim

Come and invite your friends - you won’t want to miss these talks!

 

2018 CHRISTMAS SYMPHONY

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Join us for this year’s Noel Noel Christmas Symphony! Tickets are available for two dates:

December 15th at 8:00 pm - for those in Junior High and older Adults (approx. 2 hours)

December 16th at 2:00 pm - for families with small children (approx. 1 hour) with time for the kids to interact with instruments and sing along

We were provided a unique opportunity to purchase a group rate and able to get these tickets for $25/adult and $12/child. Purchase your tickets here.

 

DONATE YOUR SHOES

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SHOP & HELP WITH AMAZON SMILE (NEW LINK!)

If you are looking into other ways to support our church, the AmazonSmile Foundation offers an easy way to give while browsing the Amazon shop. It will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases, at no cost to you. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com (you may want to add a bookmark to make it easier to return). You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on the product detail pages. If you already own an Amazon account you can use the same account for AmazonSmile. On your first visit, please select “Saint Basil American Coptic Orthodox Church” as your charity of choice. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make will result in a donation for our church. Thank you so much for your love and support.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS, VISITATIONS & CONFESSIONS

Please let us know if you have any upcoming important events for us to share with our fellow congregants. Special events are best shared amongst our family, and we encourage you to share your special news with us

 

FOOD & CLEAN-UP

To sign up to bring food for the agape meal on Sundays, please fill in the weekly spreadsheet available HERE. We need as many volunteers as possible to keep the church clean on Sundays after the Divine Liturgy. Please consider this important expression of stewardship.

Weekly Update - November 5

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PEACE AND GRACE!

Commemoration of  Saint Cleopas the Apostle and His Companion , celebrated on 1 Hator / 10 November

Commemoration of Saint Cleopas the Apostle and His Companion, celebrated on 1 Hator / 10 November

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“Make the goodness that is within you stronger than the wickedness that comes upon you.”
+H. H. Pope Shenouda III

 

SERVICES & EVENTS THIS WEEK

Wednesday: 

Morning Liturgy: 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

FOCUS San Diego: 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Contact: Mary Jensen)

Saturday:

Care Kit Project: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Contact: Erene Hanna)

Adults' Hymns Class: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Contact: Peter Abadeer)

Children's Hymns Class: 5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Vespers: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Sunday: 

Divine Liturgy: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

 

CARE KITS FOR THE NEEDY

We will be getting together at church on Saturday, November 10th at 1:00 p.m. to put together care kits  that we can keep in our cars for when we encounter someone in need. There are still a few spots open on the sign-up sheet if anyone wants to donate supplies, or just sign up to come help assemble the kits. This is a fun activity that everyone, old and young, can participate in.  Snacks will be provided. To sign up, please click on the following link: St. Basil Church Care Kit Project. If anyone has questions, Erene Hanna can be reached at erenepasi@gmail.com or 562-619-4595. Thanks in advance for your participation!

 

NATIVITY THEMED SPEAKER SERIES

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We are excited to announce a new series of speakers coming to St. Basil’s to speak on topics regarding the Nativity! Talks will be weekly starting on November 30th through January 4th and will be open to all ages. Speakers include:

His Grace Bishop Kyrillos

Robert Bishay

Ehab Maximous

Father Daniel Meleka

Father Joseph Ibrahim

Come and invite your friends - you won’t want to miss these talks!

 

2018 CHRISTMAS SYMPHONY

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Join us for this year’s Noel Noel Christmas Symphony! Tickets are available for two dates:

December 15th at 8:00 pm - for those in Junior High and older Adults (approx. 2 hours)

December 16th at 2:00 pm - for families with small children (approx. 1 hour) with time for the kids to interact with instruments and sing along

We were provided a unique opportunity to purchase a group rate and able to get these tickets for $25/adult and $12/child. Purchase your tickets here.

 

DONATE YOUR SHOES

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SHOP & HELP WITH AMAZON SMILE

If you are looking into other ways to support our church, the AmazonSmile Foundation offers an easy way to give while browsing the Amazon shop. It will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases, at no cost to you. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com (you may want to add a bookmark to make it easier to return). You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on the product detail pages. If you already own an Amazon account you can use the same account for AmazonSmile. On your first visit, please select “Saint Basil American Coptic Orthodox Church” as your charity of choice. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make will result in a donation for our church. Thank you so much for your love and support.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS, VISITATIONS & CONFESSIONS

Please let us know if you have any upcoming important events for us to share with our fellow congregants. Special events are best shared amongst our family, and we encourage you to share your special news with us

 

FOOD & CLEAN-UP

To sign up to bring food for the agape meal on Sundays, please fill in the weekly spreadsheet available HERE. We need as many volunteers as possible to keep the church clean on Sundays after the Divine Liturgy. Please consider this important expression of stewardship.

Weekly Update - October 29

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PEACE AND GRACE!

Commemoration of  The Martyrdom of Saint Luke the Evangelist , celebrated on 22 Baba / 1 November

Commemoration of The Martyrdom of Saint Luke the Evangelist, celebrated on 22 Baba / 1 November

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“Unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.”
+Luke 12:48

 

SERVICES & EVENTS THIS WEEK

Wednesday: 

FOCUS San Diego: 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Contact: Mary Jensen)

Halloween Extravaganza: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Contact: Sam Guirguis)

Saturday:

Adults' Hymns Class: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Contact: Peter Abadeer)

Children's Hymns Class: 5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Vespers: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Sunday: 

Divine Liturgy: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

 

NO WEDNESDAY LITURGIES UNTIL NOV 7

Since Fr. George Awad is traveling to Egypt for the next few weeks, the Wednesday morning liturgies he serves will not occur until he returns. Thank you for your understanding.

 

HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA

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St. Basil American Coptic Orthodox Church is delighted to announce an evening filled with fun, activities and candy for the children, this Wednesday evening (Oct 31). We will meet at church at 6:00PM for dinner, followed by games and activities, including a "Bible Parables" theme in some rooms. Candy will also be given out at the end of the evening!  We would love to have all children join. Parents are also welcome to stay and help with the organization.  Feel free to have your child dress up for Halloween as long as the costumes are church appropriate (nothing demonic, evil or gruesome, please). Please confirm your children's attendance to Sam Guirguis (858-472-1472).

 

DONATE YOUR SHOES

SHOES.jpeg
 

SHOP & HELP WITH AMAZON SMILE

If you are looking into other ways to support our church, the AmazonSmile Foundation offers an easy way to give while browsing the Amazon shop. It will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases, at no cost to you. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com (you may want to add a bookmark to make it easier to return). You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on the product detail pages. If you already own an Amazon account you can use the same account for AmazonSmile. On your first visit, please select “Saint Basil American Coptic Orthodox Church” as your charity of choice. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make will result in a donation for our church. Thank you so much for your love and support.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS, VISITATIONS & CONFESSIONS

Please let us know if you have any upcoming important events for us to share with our fellow congregants. Special events are best shared amongst our family, and we encourage you to share your special news with us

 

FOOD & CLEAN-UP

To sign up to bring food for the agape meal on Sundays, please fill in the weekly spreadsheet available HERE. We need as many volunteers as possible to keep the church clean on Sundays after the Divine Liturgy. Please consider this important expression of stewardship.