PEACE AND GRACE!
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
Morning Liturgy: 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (Father George Awad)
FOCUS San Diego: 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Vespers: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Feast of Epiphany: 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Divine Liturgy: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Vespers: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Feast of the Wedding of Cana: 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
FAITH-BASED PREMARITAL COURSE
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
THE SHROUD OF TURIN WITH DR. JOHN & REBECCA JACKSON
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
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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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