2148 Michelson Dr, Irvine, CA 92612
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
As we are entering Nativity Lent, the Church invites us to observe the fast to the best of your ability, in order to partake of the great cosmogenic reality of Christ’s Incarnation.
Fasting is a great spiritual endeavor and the foremost expression of the Orthodox ascetic ideal. According to Basil the Great, fasting is as old as humanity itself; it was prescribed in paradise.
For this reason, the Church has always proclaimed the great significance of fasting for our spiritual life and salvation. This discipline is there not just as a seasonal diet but is a guide to curb other harmful aspects of our lives so that we may develop a virtuous life.
I invite you, beloved ones, with the guidance of your parish priest, to strive to observe the fast as well as one can, “repealing bad habits and replacing them with virtues.”
May our Lord grant to you and your loved ones a blessed and peaceful Nativity lent.
With Love in Christ,
A Psychology of Authentic Restoration to God
Dr. Steve Harris has volunteered to do another lecture at our church on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Please, put it on your calendar and let your family and friends know. Thank you in advance!
When: December 3, 2017, 12:00 PM
This Friday, December 1, we shall have a special visitor at our church. Sister Anastasia from St. Elizabeth Russian Monastery from Minsk, Belarus, will visit our Church for the Akasthist service at 7 PM. After the Akathist service, she will do a presentation about their monastery and bring some items for sale.
When: December 1, 2017, 7:00 PM
A Miracle-Working, Myrrh-Streaming Iveron Icon of the Mother of God of Hawaii: A Blessing for the Faithful in Orange County!
The miraculous myrrh-streaming icon of Hawaii will visit our church on November 18, 2017. The Divine Liturgy will begin at 10 AM followed by the Akathist to the Most Holy Theotokos.
For the last ten years, an icon of the Holy Mother of God and Cross from the Russian Orthodox Church in Honolulu has been streaming myrrh. The Myrrh-Streaming Iveron icon of the Holy Theotokos was recognized officially by Russian Orthodox Church and Archbishop Kyrill of San Francisco as “miraculous” and given an archpastoral blessing to travel to various churches to be venerated by the faithful.
Saturday evening and on Sunday, the icon will be in LA county.
For more information about the services, please, call Fr. Blasko at (949) 702‑0706 or email at OBlasko@AOL.com
The clergy and faithful from all churches are encouraged to attend services and be anointed with the holy myrrh, truly a blessing and a gift from the Mother of God.
For more information about the myrrh-streaming icons of Hawaii, visit their website at http://www.orthodoxhawaii.org/icons.html
When: November 18, 2017, 10:00 AM
Dear Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos Serbian Orthodox Church Parishioners and Friends,
There are only five weeks remaining in the Million Dollar Match. Now is the time, before this great opportunity expires, to make a donation to our Building Fund that will be matched, i.e., doubled, by His Excellency Mr. Milan Panic.
If you like to sing and would like the opportunity to learn more about our fun- loving group with a zest for life and all things MUSIC… come join us on these open dates:
When: March 18 at 2:30pm, April 1 at 2:30pm
Or you can contact Mila directly at : firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the Istochnik Choir, click here.