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Nativity Lent 2018 Message from Bishop Maxim

November 30, 2017 | Highlight, News & Events

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,
Bish­op Max­im


Paradise Lost & Paradise Regained

November 30, 2017 | Highlight, News & Events

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
Where: 2148 Michel­son Dr, Irvine, CA 92612

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Sister Anastasia’s Visit

November 30, 2017 | Highlight, News & Events

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
Where: 2148 Michel­son Dr, Irvine, CA 92612

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Myrrh-Streaming Iveron Icon of the Mother of God

November 12, 2017 | Highlight, News & Events

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
Where: 2148 Michel­son Dr, Irvine, CA 92612

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One Million Dollar Building Fund Matching Challenge Update

October 24, 2017 | Father Blasko, Highlight

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.

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Istochnik Choir Seeking New Members

March 6, 2017 | Highlight, News & Events

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
Where: Church hall at 2148 Michel­son Dri­ve, Irvine, CA

Or you can con­tact Mila direct­ly at : pucke@cox.net

For more infor­ma­tion on the Istochnik Choir, click here.