Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption
November 18, 2020 - Issue #323
Clara's Bags for Angeline's Day Center 
Virtual Advent Giving Tree
Questions? Please contact Kristina Mehas
(206) 390-7233 —
Philoptochos News
from Teresa Delarose
Clara's Bags for Angeline's Day Center (see flyer above)

Although we are unable to provide bags this year due to the corona virus, Angeline's Day Center is collecting gift cards and scarf, hat and glove sets.

  • Target Gift Cards $20
  • Starbucks Gift Cards $5
  • Scarf, Hat & Glove Sets 

If you are interested in donating a gift card, please label the gift card "Clara's Bags" and place in the grey lock box in the church hall. Any scarf, hat or glove sets can be placed in the box across from the bookstore in the church hall. Also, any donations may be mailed to the church—attention Philoptochos.

       Deadline is December 6, 2020

Please reach out with any questions or donation coordination at

Thanks - Jodie Hulbert

Advent Tree (see flyer above)

The Advent Christmas Tree is also going with gift cards this year due to the virus. If you would like to donate a gift card to a needy child, please send them to the church labeling the donation for Philoptochos----Advent Tree.

Deadline is December 6, 2020

Thank-you, Teresa Delarose
We are pleased to share with you that the PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation will once again offer $250,000 in scholarship awards to 40 exceptional Greek American undergraduates.

The application is currently available on our website, and the deadline to apply is Sunday, January 31, 2021. The scholarships will be distributed at our Awards Ceremony and Gala, which will be held on Saturday, June 19, 2021.

Our scholarship awards are available to all undergraduate students of Hellenic descent. They are offered to recognize students of high scholastic achievement for their accomplishments, and to provide support to those in financial need.

  • $200,000 awarded to 20 students based on financial need and academic achievement.
  • $50,000 awarded to 20 students based solely on academic achievement.
  • $20,000 specifically awarded to music and arts majors.

The Foundation strives to promote education which, combined with the values of our Faith and Heritage, encourages and guides our scholarship recipients to become significant achievers and contribute meaningfully to society.

We thank you for your assistance and support.

All my best, Peter C. Korbakes

Director of Scholarships
PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation
8501 W. Higgins Rd., Ste. 210
Chicago, IL 60631
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic we are streaming live video so parishioners may attend liturgical services from their homes. We want to thank Gus Mehas for leading this effort.

please click here to view the live broadcast of a service

please click here to view archives of services

Saturday November 21st - Entrance of the Theotokos
• Matins (Orthros): 8:45 am
• Divine Liturgy: 10 am
• Great Vespers: 4 pm

Sunday November 22nd - 9th Sunday of Luke
• Matins (Orthros): 8:45 am
• Divine Liturgy: 10 am


40 parishioners maximum

During the pandemic, please refer to our website: (click here)


Thursday November 19th
• Catechism Class: 7 - 8 pm
—via Zoom

Please click here to read prayers of protection from sickness

Wednesday November 18th
• Plato the Great Martyr of Ancyra
• Holy Martyr Romanus
• Zaccheus the Deacon
• Holy New Martyr Anastasius of Paramythia
• Martyr Romanos the Deacon
• Anastasios the New Martyr

Thursday November 19th
• Obadiah the Prophet
• Martyrs Barlaam of Caesarea and Heliodorus
• Anthimos, Thallalaeos, Christopher, Euphemia & her children, the Martyrs

Friday November 20th
• The Forefeast of the Presentation of the Theotokos into the Temple
• Gregory the Righteous of Decapolis
• Proclus, Archbishop of Constantinople

Saturday November 21st
• The Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple

Sunday November 22nd - 9th Sunday of Luke
• Archippus the Apostle, Philemon the Apostle & his wife, Apphia, Onesimos the Disciple of Paul
• Holy Martyr Cecilia and those with her
• Afterfeast of the Entry of the Theotokos into the Temple
• Kallistos Xanthopoulos, Patriarch of Constantinople
• Anthimos, President of Crete

Monday November 23rd
• Amphilochius, Bishop of Iconium
• Gregory, Bishop of Agrigentum
• Ischyrion, Bishop of Egypt
• Afterfeast of the Entry of the Theotokos into the Temple
• Dionysios, Patriarch of Constantinople
• Sisinios the Confessor

Tuesday November 24th
• Our Holy Father Clement, Pope of Rome
• Peter, Archbishop of Alexandria
• Hermogenes, the Martyr
• Afterfeast of the Entry of the Theotokos into the Temple
• Philoumenos and Christopher the Martyrs

Contact our Director Rachael Pamboukas with any questions
(206) 850-4110
Fellowship Hour
If you would like to host a Fellowship Hour, please contact Ingrid Papahronis
(206) 932-8085
Missions Corner

For more information about GOCA Missions Corner, or to be a part of the GOCA Missions Committee, or to volunteer at the OCMC Fundraiser, please contact OCMC Ambassador, Penny Peppes:
Interested in Ushering?

All parishioners are welcome to help usher during Sunday liturgy or other large services such as Feast Days. There will always be a Parish Council member present to explain the duties involved such as managing the candles, passing the stewardship trays, and ushering for Holy Communion.

If you are interested in offering your services as an usher, please call the church office and give your name to Jillian. She will call you when there is a need for extra ushers. 206-323-8557
Serving in the Altar

All boys eight years and older are welcome to come serve in the altar on Sundays. Please be sure to arrive at the start of liturgy. If your son is younger than eight and interested in serving, they are welcome during any weekday service as long as a parent is present.  

For more information contact Nick Cosmakos at 425-742-2308
Daughters of Penelope
The Daughters of Penelope have an exciting and fun filled calendar of events planned. If you would like to be apprised of upcoming events &/or information about Seattle Daughters of Penelope Chapter, e-mail us
Maids of Athena

The mission of the AHEPA Family is to promote Hellenism, Education, Philanthropy, Civic Responsibility, and Family and Individual Excellence

If you are a young woman 14-27 years old and would like more information please go to the national web site.

If you are interested in joining our local Chapter Alethea 2, please contact Abby Gray