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2018 Antiochian Women's Project


“Strengthening the Ministries of our Church."

This theme is a distillation of the sweeping vision which Metropolitan Joseph shared with us.

His Eminence spoke with farsighted boldness and passion about the many challenges and opportunities which lay before our God-protected Archdiocese.  His vision is of a vigorous Church actively proclaiming our faith in Jesus Christ and lovingly ministering to the broken world around us.

This is already a description of the ministries in many of our parishes, but to keep moving forward while broadening our active ministries, we must reinforce and strengthen our foundations.


Antiochian Women Blog

Antiochian Women Blog, Diocese of Los Angeles & the West

The purpose of this blog is to reach out to the women in our diocese, and to encourage each other to read Orthodox articles written by clergy and laity from Orthodox perspective.

The blog will be updated every Sunday morning, and on the last Sunday of each month there will be an article written by one lady from our Antiochian Women’s group, which will discuss a personal story about “how God touches us in our life, and if there were time where we strongly felt or experienced His presence, love and providence”.

There is no doubt that we all have stories to share, and that would be a huge blessing to strengthen each other in our journey of faith, and to support each other.

Our beloved spiritual advisor, Father David Hovik is contributing great church Father quotes every Sunday, which will appear on the top of the blog.

Your Sister in Christ,
Ramona Blanski
Religious Coordinator, Antiochian Women-Diocese of LA & the West


Sunshine Ministry - Pray Without Ceasing

"Let Us Pray Without Ceasing":    Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. Colossians 4:2

Do you want to be a "Prayer Warrior"?  do you know someone in need of our prayers? 

Check out the new  SUNSHINE MINISTRY

 


2017-2019 Women's Group

Officers:
President:  Keidi Lewis
Vice-president:  Claire Valory
Treasurer: Leanne Albers
Secretary: Sarah Steiger

Minutes & Financial Reports:

Antiochian-Women-Minutes-May-2017

Antiochian-Women-Minutes-June 2017

Antiochian Women Minutes July 2017

Antiochian Women Minutes November 2017


Antiochian Women Newsletters

 The latest Antiochian Women's Newsletter for SPRING 2017 is available online.  Check it out here: 

Diocese of Los Angeles and the West: Diocesan Spring Newsletter 2017

Archdiocese Newsletter:   Diakonia Spring Newsletter 2017


Women Saints

For more information about Women Saints or Antiochian Christian Women, click on these links below:


Women's Retreat Photos

Constitution & By-laws for Saints Peter & Paul Women's Group

Past Women's Group Officers

2014-2016 Women's Group
Officers:
President: Karla Newberry
Vice-president: Monica Zweers
Treasurer: Amy Nicholas
Secretary:  Laurel Beck
Women's Group Minutes

2010-2012 Women's Group
Officers
President: Janelle Machnee
Vice-President: Ginny Petras
Treasurer: Brooklyn Grube
Secretary: Anna Marie Joudy
Women's Group Minutes

2012-2014 Women's Group

Officers
President:  Leanne Albers

Vice-President:  Monica Zweers
Treasurer:  Kh. Ellen Steiger
Secretary:  Linda Young
Women's Group Minutes

2009-2010 Women's Group
Officers
President:  Kh. Terri Beck
Vice-President: (vacant)
Secretary: Linda Young
Treasurer: (vacant)
Spiritual Enrichment Coordinator: (vacant)
Women's Group Minutes
Local Chapter Dues

Dues are normally sent to our local diocese chapter at the beginning of the year (January or February) for next year (money is due by November 1st every year). Annual dues for each parish are $250.00, of which $75.00 go to the North American Board Treasury. All churches are expected to have an active Antiochian Women chapter and to contribute to the diocese by paying these dues. Dues help cover administrative costs and most importantly, fund Archdiocese charitable works. In 2010, the Archdiocese gave over $5000.00 to charitable causes from our dues money.

About the Antiochian Women

The Antiochian Orthodox Christian Women of North America was founded in 1973 through the vision of His Eminence, Metropolitan PHILIP (Saliba) — since 2008, we simply refer to our organization at “The Antiochian Women.” We are one of the official organizations of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. Our purpose is to work among the women of our Archdiocese to develop a spirit of Christian leadership, awareness, and commitment; to foster a genuine expression of love and service for each other and to the world around us through works of charity; to instill a sense of companionship among our sisterhood; and to foster a deeper understanding of the heritage and traditions of the Orthodox Church.

Our Antiochian Women organization brings the women of our Archdiocese together for prayer, charitable works, and mutual support as we strive to fulfill our calling in Christ to serve others. This goal gives us our official motto: “A Sisterhood Serving Christ Through Serving Others.” The Antiochian Women organization operates fundamentally at the local parish level, with a board of officers at the diocesan level. All of our efforts throughout the Archdiocese are harmonized and coordinated by the oversight of our North American Board (NAB), which consists of the officers from each diocesan organization and officers elected from our membership to serve as officers of the NAB.

The Antiochian Women communicate through our web page (http://www.antiochian.org/women), through e-mails, and by information shared through mailings to our parishes. Timely information about activities and programs are distributed, such as scholarships for women, special charitable projects, and spiritual resources such as the lives of women saints and Bible study material. We also publish newsletters, DIAKONIA and SOPHIA, that keep the members of Antiochian Women inspired and informed. Back issues can be found on our website in PDF format.

Regional Projects

2017: Strengthening the Ministries of Our Church
2016: Hungry Children at Home and Abroad and IOCC Emergency Kits
2015: Nurturing the Seeds of Orthodoxy Across North America
2014: Orphans of the War in Syria
2013: Village Tornado Relief Fund

2012: Convent of St. Thekla
2011: Convent of St. Thekla
2010: Convent of St. Thekla
2009: Children With Special Needs
2008: Retired Clergy

Information & Resources

“When everyone left our Lord Jesus Christ alone on the cross, the women were there. Can you see how important the women are? You are the myrrh-bearing women.” -- His Grace Bishop JOSEPH

Mission Statement: The mission of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Women of Ss. Peter and Paul is to provide the opportunity for service, fellowship and ministry for the women of our parish. -- 2001

AOCWNA Resources and Information: http://www.antiochian.org/women

Antiochian Women Handbook

 


 

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Weekly Services

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

Tuesday
6:00 am Orthros
9:00 am Morning Prayers

Wednesday
6:00 pm Vespers, (3rd week Paraklesis)

Thursday
9:00 am Orthros

Saturday
6:00 pm Great Vespers

7:00 pm Compline



Sunday Bulletin

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple (November 21)

Today the Virgin is the foreshadowing of the pleasure of God, and the beginning of the preaching of the salvation of mankind. Thou hast appeared in the Temple of God openly and hast gone before, preaching Christ to all. Let us shout with one thrilling voice, saying, Rejoice, O thou who art the fulfillment of the Creator's dispensation. (Apolytikion in Tone 4)

Wisdom
"The Season of the Nativity is about nothing other than preparing a little room for the Lord Jesus Christ to come and shine in our souls." -- His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH


Daily Scripture Readings

 

"I was in prison and you visited me" (Matthew 25:36)
Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry