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BLESSED NAME'S DAY


The clergy and the faithful of the Holy Diocese of Los Angeles and the West, extend their prayers and love to our Father in Christ, His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH on the occasion of his Holy Name's Day (St. Joseph of Arimathea, Second Sunday after Pascha). May God grant him many years as our Father and Chief Shepherd.
 
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Feast, Saints, and A Thought for the Day


Commemoration of the Myrrh-Bearing Women, Pious Joseph of Arimathea & Righteous Nicodemus (April 30)

Verily, the angel came to the tomb and said to the ointment-bearing women, the ointment is meet for the dead, but Christ is shown to be remote from corruption. But cry ye, The Lord is risen, granting the world the Great Mercy. (Apolytikion in Tone 2)

Saints of the Day

Apostle James, brother of John the Theologian; Donatos, bishop in Epiros; New-martyr Argyris; Bishop Ignatios Brianchaninov

 
Thought for the Day

“Thou didst make the Myrrh-Bearing Women the bearers of the tidings of the Thy Resurrection and Thy glory! They did not anoint Thy dead body, but Thou didst anoint their living souls with the oil of gladness. The mourners of the dead became the swallows of a new spring. Those who wept at Thy tomb became saints in Thy heavenly kingdom.” -- St. Nikolai of Zica

Current News & Events
Pascha Celebrations Around the Diocese - 04/16/17

All parishes were asked to submit photos of their Paschal Services. Our appreciation goes to the parishes who participated in this annual posting.

WEBMASTER'S NOTE: Additional Photos were added on April 27,


His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH Celebrates Holy Unction Service at St. Luke Church - 04/12/17

Garden Grove, California


His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH Presides Over Holy Tuesday Evening Bridegroom Orthros at St. James Church - 04/11/17

Placentia, California


His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH Presides Over Holy Monday Evening Bridegroom Orthros at St. Michael Church - 04/10/17

Van Nuys, California


His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH Celebrates Palm Sunday at St. Nicholas Cathedral - 04/09/17

Los Angeles, California


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