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  The Diocese of Los Angeles and the West is a diocese of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America.

 

Nativity Fast
(November 15 - December 24)

The Nativity Fast is divided into two periods. The first period is November 15 through December 19 when the traditional fasting discipline (no meat, poultry, eggs, dairy, fish, wine and oil) is observed with katalysis for wine and oil on Tuesday and Thursday, and for fish, wine and oil on Saturday and Sunday. The second period is December 20 through 24 when the traditional fasting discipline (no meat, poultry, eggs, dairy, fish, wine and oil) is observed Monday through Friday, but with katalysis for wine and oil on Saturday and Sunday. [Katalysis is Greek, meaning “relaxation”.]

Feast, Saints, and A Thought for the Day


Ignatius of Antioch the God-Bearer (December 20)

By choosing the Apostles’ way of life, thou hast succeeded to their throne. Inspired by God, thou didst find the way to divine contemplation through the practice of virtue. After teaching the Word of Truth without error, thou didst defend the Faith to the very shedding of thy blood, O Holy Martyr among bishops Ignatius. Entreat the Lord our God to save our souls. (Apolytikion in Tone 4)

Saints of the Day

Martyrs Boniface and Areos of Cilicia, and Eutychios in Thessalonika; Venerable Aglaida the Roman; Boniface of Ferentino

 
Thought for the Day

"Prayer is a branch (of the tree) of meekness, and freedom from anger. Prayer is an expression of joy and thankfulness. Prayer is a remedy against sorrow and depression." -- St. Nilus of Sinai

His Eminence, Metropolitan Joseph’s Enthronement Gala Celebration

His Eminence, Metropolitan Joseph's
Diocese of Los Angeles and the West
Enthronement Gala Celebration

January 31, 2015
Los Angeles, California

By the grace of the Holy Spirit, we are prayerfully anticipating the upcoming Enthronement of His Eminence, Metropolitan Joseph. Since many will not be able to attend the event in New York, we are blessed to announce an official Diocese of Los Angeles and the West Gala celebrating the Enthronement on Saturday January 31, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. Proceeds of the evening will benefit Camp St. Nicholas and Youth Education Programs.

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2015 Fasting Calendar Posted

The 2015 Fasting Calendar has been posted.



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Fasting Calendar
Legend:
Red - Abstain from meat, fish, dairy, eggs, alcohol, oil
Green - Abstain from meat, fish, dairy, eggs
Blue - Abstain from meat, dairy, eggs
Gold - Abstain from meat

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