Mailing: 30251 Golden Lantern Ste E #380, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677 | Services: 4949 Alton Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92604
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
Bring your family and friends to enjoy this unique dining experience – the best in homemade Serbian and European food and pastries.
While Serbian music plays in the background and the kids’ frolic in the jump house, you can dine in a hospitable atmosphere and then browse through the displays of books, icons, and crafts. Ethnic dancing will further highlight the event bringing you even closer to the traditions of the “old country.”
All are welcome and will be made to feel right at home!
For more Information, you can contact Fr. Blasko Paraklis at OBlasko@AOL.com or call (949) 702-0706.
When: Saturday, September 30, 2017, and Sunday, October 1, 2017, from 11 am till evening
Saturday (September 30, 2017)
Sunday (October 1, 2017)
While celebrating the Church Slava the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos, join us for a lecture and discussion of the current research performed at UCLA led by Dr. Tudzarova revealing some new insights into the link between the two biggest world epidemics, diabetes, and cancer.
When: September 17, 2017
The Divine Liturgy will start at 10 AM followed by the blessing of Slava’s cake, festive banquet, folklore performance by Dunav Dance group and Serbian music.
When: September 17, 2017
God’s Spectacular Wave Symphony and the Essence of Human Nature: A lecture by the Orthodox Christian physicist Michael Pravica, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Physics at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Divine Liturgy would be at 10 AM, followed by a chevapi BBQ lunch, and the lecture.
When: June 11, 2017
Abstract: Nikola Tesla once stated: “If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency, and vibration.” Our world is full of beautiful vibrating waves of myriad frequencies that represent propagating and confined energy. Yet waves can often also be viewed as particles (such as the quantum particle of light known as the photon) and vice versa (e.g. the electron). Adding to this mystery is the uncertainty principle of quantum mechanics which states that the position of a particle and momentum (mass times velocity) cannot be simultaneously determined. All of these phenomena couple within our brains to enable our creativity, connect us with physical reality, and may explain many aspects of human behavior. They also enable us to transcend four-dimensional spacetime into the metaphysical realm. This talk will explain different kinds of waves and offers mechanisms to partially explain our amazing creativity, our spectrum of intelligence, and how we can resonate with the Creator of this amazing symphony. There will also be a demonstration of various waves (such as sound waves) to accompany the lecture.
When: May 14, 2017
Come and celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Serbian food and dancing.
Banquet & Music: