Lenten Prayer Project Can you believe that in just a few weeks Great Lent will be here? To help us continue to love one another & draw closer to God, we will be having our annual Lenten Prayer Project. The Lenten Prayer Project is like a prayer exchange. You simply write down your name or the name of a loved one who you would like to be prayed for during the 40 days of Lent inside the prayer card. Once we receive cards from all those participating, you will pick someone else's card and pray for that person throughout Lent.. On Pascha, let the person know that you have been praying for him or her all 40 days of Lent (phone numbers will be inside so you can call the person). To participate, please visit our table before and after church services on Sunday. You can also contact Amanda Jacobs at (626) 222-6224 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. • Sunday, February 8th, or 15th fill out card • Sunday, February 22nd receive a card • Sunday, April 12th Pascha; reveal yourself to the person you’ve been praying for!

Message from Fr Gary

Fr Gary

Hurricane Harvey


With all the tragic events happening in our world today: hurricanes earthquakes and shootings, it is comforting to know that our Orthodox Christian Church plays an active role in the recovery efforts. As a frontliner for the IOCC (International Orthodox Christian Charities) I can be deployed for any number of catastrophes to offer emotional and spiritual care (ESC). Following our deployment we are to submit a report to identify some of the work we encountered. The following is part of my incident report. The names have been changed to protect identities.

Some of the most touching visits I had with those that had lost everything were:

● Wheelchair bound woman, approximately 55 years old. Lives in 9 story building across the street. As soon as she realized that the Brown Convention Center was opened to those displaced she came over to lend a hand. Working off very little sleep. Was very emotional and shared many, many stories and encounters. The most telling was:

She took guardianship of a (total) stranger’s children (3 kids ages 7 and younger), while this stranger went into labor to deliver her fourth child.

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