Ss Peter and Paul Orthodox Church
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America
Ben Lomond, California
Home / Ministries / 2019 Parish Ministries / Men's Ministry

First Saturday of every month the men meet in the Fellowship Hall at 8:00 am for breakfast and fellowship (check the monthly parish calendar for possible changes).

 

Every Thursday morning at 6:00 am there is a Men's Reading/Discussion Group that meets in the Fellowship Hall.  Come join us and start your day off right!

 

These are two books we willl be looking at in the coming months:

The First-Created Man, a collection of homilies by St. Symeon the New Theologian.“A knowledge of the beginning and end of all things is essential for us to understand the purpose of our existence here on this earth, and what lies beyond it. For a true interpretation of the first and last things we must turn to those ancient teachers who beheld the beginning and end in a state of divine vision. Among these great seers was St. Symeon the New Theologian (+1022): he speaks of the mysteries of the beginning and end precisely because he has seen them.“

His profound homilies on the first-created man and the future age are of special value to us because they give the foundation of spiritual life and struggle. The original state of man tells us of our deepest nature, of which our present fallen nature is a corruption that is to be overcome; and the future state of blessedness is the goal to which our spiritual struggle is aimed, and to which we can attain, by God’s grace, even despite our fallen state.”

THEOSIS: The True Purpose of Human Life by Archimandrite George, Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Saint Gregorios, Mount Athos. Archimandrite George “...speaks on the incarnation of God, contribution of the Theotokos, the Church, uncreated energies, qualifications for theosis, experiences of theosis, failure of many people to reach theosis and the consequences of guidance that leads to or does not lead to theosis.”

Weekly Services

Please check monthly calendar for full listing of Lenten services

Sunday
8:20 am Orthros
9:30 am Divine Liturgy
10:30 Church School

Tuesday
6:00 am Orthros

Wednesday
6:00 pm Vespers
(Paraklesis 4th Wed)

Thursday

9:00 am Orthros

Saturday
6:00 pm Great Vespers

7:00 pm Compline

Great Lent:
REMEMBER ME, O LORD, WHEN THOU
COMEST INTO THY KINGDOM!

O Lord and Master of my life, take from me the spirit of sloth, meddling, lust of power and idle talk. But give rather the spirit of chastity, humility, patience, and love to Thy servant. Yea, O Lord and King, grant me to see my own sins and not to judge my brother, for Thou art blessed unto ages of ages. Amen. (The Prayer of St. Ephrem the Syrian)

 

Sunday of Orthodoxy (March 17)

Scripture Readings
Monthly Calendars

March 2019*amended-see yellow circles

2019 Fasting Calendar

Announcements

A schedule of Great Lent services and a booklet explaining fasting and Great Lent are available in the narthex

SIGN-UP now for:   Antiochian Women Lenten Retreat - April 12-14,  Frazier Park


Stewardship supports Ss Peter & Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church (online donations are safe & secure)

Reverend Father Nathan Thompson - Priest
Ss Peter & Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church
P.O. Box 458       
(9980 Highway 9)
Ben Lomond, CA 95005
Email: 
pastorssppaoc@gmail.com

Phone: (831) 336-2228
Office Email:  ChurchOffice@ssppaoc.org

Send mail with questions or comments about this web site to:   webmaster@sspeterandpaulorthodox.com