21:June

KVTA 1590 Radio Interview with Fr Gary


Radio Interview

24:June

Ventura County Greek Festival Radio Ad


Ventura County Greek Festival Promotion


To help spread the word about the Festival we are asking all Facebook users to Invite, Share and RSVP for the Festival.


Facebook SharingTo invite people to the Ventura County Greek Festival:
1. Go to the event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1612012372450514/)
2. Click Invite in the top right, below the event photo
3. Click on Choose Friends & then Search for and select friends to invite and then click Send Invites


To Share the Ventura County Greek Festival:
1. Go to the event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1612012372450514/)
2. Clicking Invite as you did above, then click on Share Event


To RSVP for the Ventura County Greek Festival:
1. Go to the event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1612012372450514/)
2. Click Interested or Going in the top right, below the event photo. When you choose Interested, you'll get updates on the event and have the option to change your RSVP later.


To “Like” the Ventura County Greek Festival Facebook Page:
1. Go to the Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/vcgreekfestival/)
2. Click Like on the cover photo

1:MAY

Annual Agape Picnic


Χριστός ἀνέστη! - Christos Anesti (Christ is Risen!)
Ἀληθῶς ἀνέστη! - Alithos Anesti (Truly He is Risen!)


There will be plenty of whole roasted Lamb & Chicken from the rotisserie, leg of Lamb from the BBQ, Rice, Beans, Green Beans, Potatoes, Salad, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Sodas, Jumpers and an Egg Hunt for the kids. (Beer & Wine will be available for purchase)

Through Sunday, April 24th the cost is a donation of any amount you choose (our cost to put on the event is $25 per person). After 4/24, the entry fee will be $35 per adult. To RSVP complete & return the form below, use Pushpay Online or call the office at 805-482-1273 For more information or to offer help, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or 805-404-3873

Our picnic has been growing over the years and following are a few needs to ensure we have a successful event. If you're interested in helping in any capacity, email or call the church office or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 805-404-3873).

  • Volunteers to help for two hour shifts on Easter day (serving, cooking, bar, drinks, checking in, music, cleaning, etc.).
  • Volunteers to help in the evening of Good Thursday in preparing the meats.
  • Donations needed for any of the menu items and/or products that will be used for the Agape Picnic.
RSVP Form

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Message from Fr Gary

Fr Gary

God’s Holy Word


A great benefit of spending time at summer camp is the opportunity to disconnect from technology. Not having a phone or internet connection gets you excited to receive mail. A great joy is receiving a (good old fashioned) letter from home. The delight in holding an envelope with the familiar handwriting of a loved one is a highlight for all the staff, counselors and campers. Everyone gets electrified when they get mail (real, handwritten, stamped envelope mail).

One afternoon at St. Sophia Camp, the Director handed me a small envelope sent to me from Christie. I took it, looked at it and put it in my pocket. “You gonna read it?” He asked. I nodded, smiled and walked to the chapel to prepare for evening vespers. I placed it on the altar and put my vestments on for the service.

Vespers ended and the kids were excited to go up the hill to mail call, anticipating their own letters and packages. Prior to their leaving the chapel I shared with them the unopened envelope from my wife. I asked, “What if I just set this letter from my wife on my night stand and never opened or read it?” The responses were touching and hilarious.

One little guy said, “I think you should read it, it will make you happy!” Another jokingly said, “You might end up sleeping on the couch if you don’t.” An older teen girl said, “That’s just coldhearted, what if...

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