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Church Slava

Church Slava

Dear Broth­ers and Sis­ters:
Here­by you are invit­ed to our Church Sla­va to be held on Sun­day Sep­tem­ber 18th at our Church facil­i­ty. The Divine Litur­gy will start at 10 AM fol­lowed by the bless­ing of Slava’s cake, fes­tive ban­quet, pro­gram by Dance group Dunav and music pro­vid­ed by Boban Mar­janovic and Vukasin Jel­ic Orches­tra. The ban­quet menu will include: grass fed beef from Mon­tana, some side dish, Russ­ian sal­ad, green sal­ad and deserts. I kind­ly ask you to RSVP as soon as pos­si­ble to tell me how many of you are com­ing to the Sla­va and the Ban­quet so we know for how many peo­ple to pre­pare food. All oth­er info. you can read it in the enclosed fly­er. If any­one would like to make Slava’s cake and wheat for sla­va, please let me know as soon as pos­si­ble. Thank­ing you in advance and
Look­ing for­ward to see­ing you very soon!
With love in Christ,
Fr. Blasko

When: Sep­tem­ber 18, 2016
Where: 2148 Michel­son Dri­ve, Irvine, CA

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Parish Education Week-End: Prayer and Family Life

Parish Education Week-End: Prayer and Family Life

Guest Speak­er: Father Mor­ris, Abbot of Saint Gre­go­ry Pala­mas Greek Ortho­dox Monastery of Per­rysville, Ohio.

When: Sep­tem­ber 16, 17 & 18, 2016
Where: Saint Mark Ortho­dox Church, 17840 Sky Park Cir, Irvine, CA 92614

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Great Feast of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos

Great Feast of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos

Dear Broth­ers and Sis­ters:

As you know it this Sun­day on August 28th is a great feast of the Dor­mi­tion of the Most Holy Theotokos. Please pre­pare your self and your chil­dren to receive Holy Com­mu­nion like every Sun­day and most espe­cial­ly on Feast days. The Divine Litur­gy will start at 10 AM fol­lowed by a spe­cial lunch — Ser­bian BBQ which will include cheva­pi, pljeskav­i­ca, koba­si­ca i pir­log krompir/riza povrce and desert. The price for Adults $10.00 per per­son, Teens $5.00 per per­son and chil­dren 10 and under free. Gary and Narandza will do a pre­sen­ta­tion of the Holy Pil­grim­age in Ser­bia (Stu­deni­ca, Koso­vo, Ostrog) held last July and John Vukaso­vich and Lana Mil­ton will do a pre­sen­ta­tion about the pil­grim­age to Alas­ka from last week. Both pre­sen­ta­tions will be done with pic­tures of those holy places. Bring your Fam­i­ly and friends. I kind­ly ask you to let me know how many of you are com­ing, so we know for how many peo­ple to pre­pare food. The main ingre­di­ent is a prayer. YOUR PRAYERS! Look­ing for­ward to see­ing you all!
I wish you all a most blessed feast of the Dor­mi­tion of the Most Holy Theotokos.
With love in Christ,
Fr. Blasko

When: August 28, 2016 | Noon — Evening
Where: 2148 Michel­son Dri­ve, Irvine, CA


Preserve the Sacred Grounds of Saint Anthony Greek Orthodox Monastery

Preserve the Sacred Grounds of Saint Anthony Greek Orthodox Monastery

A page enti­tled “Pre­serve the Sacred Grounds of Saint Anthony’s Monastery” has appeared on Face­book, call­ing atten­tion to the pro­posed con­struc­tion of over 200 new hous­es in the imme­di­ate area of the monastery which would great­ly dis­rupt the qui­etude of this spir­i­tu­al cen­ter, found­ed by and the home of the Athonite elder Ephraim, for­mer abbot of Philotheou. A peti­tion has also been start­ed, which can be signed here.

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PRESERVE THE SACRED GROUNDS OF SAINT ANTHONY’S MONASTERY

A devel­op­er is propos­ing dras­tic changes to the zon­ing and land usage for parcels of land IMMEDIATELY ADJACENT to Saint Anthony’s Monastery. These changes would have a dra­mat­ic and sig­nif­i­cant neg­a­tive impact to Saint Anthony’s Greek Ortho­dox Monastery. It would also be a dra­mat­ic neg­a­tive impact to all the local res­i­dents and out-of-state vis­i­tors who attend ser­vices there, to all the fam­i­lies who have rel­a­tives buried in the ceme­tery, and to every­one who cur­rent­ly enjoys the tran­quil and grace­ful nature of the Monastery.

An image show­ing the over­all pro­pos­al, as well as a detailed look at the impact imme­di­ate­ly adja­cent to the Monastery.

The pro­posed devel­op­ment is tru­ly a dras­tic change:

  • Over 200 new hous­es are to be devel­oped on land north of the Monastery, includ­ing the area imme­di­ate­ly adja­cent to the Monastery Ceme­tery
  • A new road is to be built extend­ing from Paisano Road, then run­ning in between the two Monastery hills, imme­di­ate­ly at the base of the Prophet Elias Chapel, then very close to the ceme­tery. As this would be the only access road to the 200+ hous­es, traf­fic and noise would be great­ly increased.
  • The noise, traf­fic, hous­ing, music, ani­mals, etc. would bring a dra­mat­ic change to the whole com­mu­ni­ty, dis­turb­ing not only the Monastery but the neigh­bors as well.
  • The nat­ur­al habi­tat and wildlife would be impact­ed by a big new devel­op­ment as well, dis­turb­ing sev­er­al rare plant and ani­mal species in the area.

YOUR URGENT ACTION IS REQUESTED! Pub­lic meet­ings are already sched­uled for the com­ing week!! Please sign the peti­tion imme­di­ate­ly!

The peti­tion sim­ply asks the local author­i­ties to leave the zon­ing of these prop­er­ties unchanged. The pur­pose of zon­ing laws is to pro­vide long-term expec­ta­tions for prop­er­ty own­ers on how the land in their neigh­bor­hood is intend­ed to be used. This allows peo­ple to plan and build in a man­ner appro­pri­ate to the exist­ing neigh­bor­hood. The pro­posed new devel­op­ment rep­re­sents a dras­tic change to cur­rent zon­ing usage and would have a strong­ly neg­a­tive impact on the local com­mu­ni­ty.
The peti­tion also asks the Bureau of Land Man­age­ment and the Ari­zona State Land Depart­ment sim­ply to leave the usage of these prop­er­ties unchanged. These agen­cies must approve any changes to the land usage where the devel­op­er wants to build the new road, since it pass­es through lands con­trolled by those agen­cies.

YOUR ACTION IS REQUESTED! Please sign the peti­tion!

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Abbess Aemiliane talks “Mere Orthodoxy”

Abbess Aemiliane talks “Mere Orthodoxy”

Abbess Aemil­iane and Sis­ter Igna­tia of the Sacred Monastery of Saint Nina from Union Bridge, vis­it­ed The Most Holy Theotokos Ser­bian Ortho­dox Church after Ves­pers. Abbess Aemil­iane gave a talk on “Mere Ortho­doxy” and answered many ques­tions from the faith­ful.

When: May 18, 2016 | 7:00PM
Where: Parish Cen­ter @ 2148 Michel­son Dri­ve, Irvine, CA

volume_upA Mir­a­cle at the Hyatt — The Sto­ry of Abbess Aemil­iane
Kevin Allen inter­views Abbess Aemil­iane of the Sacred Monastery of St. Nina about her mirac­u­lous res­cue in Kansas City when a Sky Walk came crash­ing down on the pub­lic on July 17, 1981.


Istochnik Choir at wedding in Irvine

Istochnik Choir at wedding in Irvine

Istochnik Choir per­formed at a wed­ding at Saint Paul Greek Ortho­dox Church in Irvine, CA.

When: May 7, 2016 | 3:00pm
Where: Saint Paul Greek Ortho­dox Church, Irvine, CA

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Pascha Celebration 2016

Pascha Celebration 2016

Come and cel­e­brate the Res­ur­rec­tion of our Lord and Sav­ior Jesus Christ! Ser­bian food and danc­ing.

When: May 1, 2016 | 12pm — 7pm
Where: Parish Cen­ter @ 2148 Michel­son Dri­ve, Irvine, CA

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Holy Relics

Holy Relics

Holy Relics of Holy Life giv­ing Cross and pieces of Holy Relics of sev­er­al Saints includ­ing Apos­tle Peter, Apos­tle Paul and oth­ers, as well as of St. Mary of Egypt were brought to our church.

When: April 17, 2016 | 10:00am
Where: 2148 Michel­son Dri­ve, Irvine, CA

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What is life, it’s meaning and purpose?

What is life, it’s meaning and purpose?

What is life, it’s mean­ing and pur­pose? A con­ver­sa­tion with an Ortho­dox Chris­t­ian physi­cist
Dr. Michael Prav­i­ca, Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor of Physics, UNLV

When: March 27, 2016
Where: Parish Cen­ter @ 2148 Michel­son Dri­ve, Irvine, CA

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Slava Celebration Sretenje Monastery in Escondido

Slava Celebration Sretenje Monastery in Escondido

We cel­e­brat­ed Sla­va at Sreten­je Monastery in Escon­di­do with His Grace, Bish­op Max­im

When: Feb­ru­ary 20, 2016 | 10:00am
Where: Sreten­je Monastery in Escon­di­do

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