THE MYRRH-BEARER  VOLUME 17, ISSUE 9 NOVEMBER 2011 Change Would Do Us Good 

The story is told of a mon- astery in Greece, perched high on a 3,000 foot cliff and accessible only by a terrifying ride in a swaying basket. The basket is pulledwith a single rope by several strong men, perspiring under the strain of the fully loaded basket. One American tourist who visited the site got nervous halfway up the cliff when he noticed that the rope was old and frayed. Hoping to relieve his fear he asked, "How often do you change the rope?" The monk in charge replied, "Whenever it breaks!"  Read more ..

Liturgy, Usher, Acolyte Schedule 

Sunday, November 6th Ushers John Gonzalez, Toula Thomas, and George Joannou Sunday, November 6th Acolyte Team One Captains: Alexander Farkas, Christopher Farkas Gavin Martinez, Harrison Kyriacou, & Cody McBryde Tuesday,

November 8th Liturgy of Archangels Michael & Gabriel Orthros 9 am, Divine Liturgy 9:30 am Wednesday, November 9th Liturgy of St. Nectarios Orthros 9 am, Divine Liturgy 9:30 am Monday, November 21st Entry of the Theotokos Orthros 9 am, Divine Liturgy 9:30 am Wednesday, November 23rd Thanksgiving Liturgy at 7 pm Tuesday, November 30th Liturgy of St. Andrew the First Orthros 9 am, Divine Liturgy 9:30 am. Read More ..

Scheduled Weekly Events:

Sunday: Fall General Assembly after church      

Monday: Parea Dancers Meet in hall 7 pm; Parish Council Meeting at 7 pm in church Tuesday: VIP Thanksgiving Lunch at noon

Wednesday: Boy Scout Troop 808 meets 6:30

Sunday: Spanikopita & Tyropita Pick-up. Read More ..

Message from Fr Gary

Fr Gary

More than a Fan


I know you won’t believe me, but I really didn’t want to go to the Dodger game. When I was up visiting my brother in Seattle he had tickets to the Seattle Mariners vs. the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers. Peter bought the tickets at the beginning of the season and was not anticipating his illness when he made the purchase. As he was working through his physical therapy he looked at me and said, “you gotta go. It’s meant to be. Take Fr. Photios and have fun.” How could I have fun I thought? I was troubled by his ailment. Finally, after lots of persuading from my mom, and then confirmation by my dad, I considered leaving the hospital for the game. In a call with Christie she agreed that it would provide a good distraction for what we were all experiencing. Fr. Photios picked me up and we went to the game.


I was amazed as we approached the ballpark. It was a festive atmosphere and felt as if we were part of a parade. Hordes of people marching toward the stadium for what was the city’s major event that evening. Vendors selling peanuts and hot dogs in the streets. Kids walking with balloons and cotton candy in hand. There was even a guy dressed as Mr. Incredible giving people rides in a carriage he pulled with his bicycle. There was something very odd about this crowd though. Most of the people sauntering this parade were Dodger fans.


Dodger blue reigned. They were waving Dodger flags, chanting, “Let’s Go Dodgers,” and wearing jerseys of their favorite players. Fr. Photios, wearing a Seattle Mariners jersey, accidentally bumped into massive guy wearing Dodger gear. As Father apologized the guy said...


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