Saints Feasts and Readings for Sunday, December 17, 2017

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Orthodox Christianity

The first Christian communities began in the lands near the Mediterranean Sea, over 2,000 years ago. In these Eastern cities, the fundamentals of our Faith were proclaimed at the Seven Ecumenical Councils. The Greek Orthodox Church embodies and expresses the rich spiritual treasures of Eastern Christian beliefs. One definition of the word ‘Orthodox’ is “true praise.” To bless, praise, and glorify God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is the fundamental purpose of the Church. All of her activities, even her doctrinal formulations, are directed toward this goal.

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Metropolis News

Press Releases December 16, 2017

Fires Threaten Church in Santa Barbara

​The strong and unpredictable winds in southern California have continued to fuel wildfires which have now consumed over 250,000 acres and remains at just 35%...

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Metropolitan's Messages December 15, 2017

Update on the Archdiocese Financial Situation

An update on the financial health of the Archdiocese, which is being addressed with great urgency by the Eparchial Synod and the Archdiocesan Council.

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Press Releases December 5, 2017

Three Fires Threaten Counties in Northern Los Angeles and Surrounding Parishes

The Thomas Fire has consumed over 55,000 acres in Ventura County and the surrounding areas, leading to the evacuation of over 27,000 people, and already destroying over...

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Ministries of the Metropolis

The ministries at the core of our Metropolis and our parishes bind our vibrant community together. Explore each ministry to learn more about how they bring you closer to our Lord - and to each other.

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