11 THE SHEPHERD • APRIL 2022 • SAINT SPYRIDON GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH OF SAN DIEGO ZATHAS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS One of the primary purposes of the Zathas Foundation is to provide nancial assistance to high school graduating seniors, commu- nity college students transferring to a 4-year college, and to full-time undergraduate col- lege / university students. e amount of the scholarship awards, to be granted to a few qualifying students, varies from $500.00 to $1,500.00 each. e requirements are as follows: 1. Completed applications must be re- ceived before May 1, 2022 . 2. Eligibility is limited to high school grad- uating seniors, community college stu- dents transferring to a 4-year college, and to full-time undergraduate 4-year college / university students. 3. Scholarships will be granted only to qual- i ed members of the Greek Orthodox faith residing in the County of San Diego. 4. Scholarships MUST be applied for tui- tion. 5. Scholarships will be paid directly to the college /university on the student’s behalf. 6. e primary criterion for granting scholarships will be nancial need. Oth- er criteria will be prior academic perfor- mance, scores of tests, character, motiva- tion, potential, honors, and activities. If you would like an application, please con- tact Spero Tzathas at spe1@cox.net “At this time, we’re entering the great spiritu- al arena of the blessed Great Lent. Holy and Great Lent is a time of compunction, for repen- tance, for tears, for a change in ourselves, for a new stage in the spiritual life... e Church has designated this time of Lent as dedicated to the struggle, in order to help its children ght harder, to purify themselves, draw closer to God and to be counted worthy of celebrat- ing the great day of the radiant Resurrection.” – Elder Ephraim of Arizona Can you believe it? Pascha is almost here. e bookstore has a wonderful selection of resources for your Lenten journey. In prepa- ration for this Holy season, we have gathered books for Great Lent and Pascha. Please visit our display table in the bookstore for books: Great Lent - Journey to Pascha by Alexan- der Schmemann, e Lenten Spring by Fr. omas Hopko, Meditations for Great Lent, Holy Week, & Pascha by Vassilios Papavas- siliou, Great Week and Pascha In the Greek Orthodox Church by Alkiviadis Calivas, e Lenten Liturgies: in the original Greek with English translation, to name a few. Our traditional Greek Orthodox Holy Week Ser- vice Book by Fr George Papadeas are also stocked. Need Paschal Orthodox gi s for your chil- dren? e bookstore is a wonderful place to search. Consider looking for: e Miracle of the Red Egg, e Resurrection of Christ, When God Made You, H is for Holy, From God to You, Yiayia and the Prosphoro to name a few. We also stock Orthodox Activ- ity books: My Book of Great Lent and My Book of Holy Week (text in both English and Greek). ere are also fun coloring books stocked: Beautiful Pascha and Beautiful ings. In need of other Pascha basket ideas, we have a nice selection of resurrection icons, dip- tych icons, icon pins, wooden budded wall crosses, key chains, tapestry pouches, prayer ropes, censors and more. Lastly, it’s not too late to pick up your: 2022 Daily Lives, Miracles &Wisdom of the Saints & Fasting Calendar. Our sta joins in wishing our parishioners and friends, “Kali Anastasi kai Kalo Pascha” Stephanie Mourafetis, Mary Mastorakos, Pat Tsopanoglou, Collette Pepelis, and Francesca Captain BOOKSTORE