3 THE SHEPHERD • MAY 2021 • SAINT SPYRIDON GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH OF SAN DIEGO SATURDAY, MAY 1: HOLY & GREAT SATURDAY Divine Liturgy of St. Basil 10:00 AM Resurrection Service 11:00 PM SUNDAY, MAY 2: HOLY & GREAT PASCHA Agapi Service 12:00 PM SUNDAY, MAY 9: omas Sunday Orthros : 9:00 AM ✟ Divine Liturgy : 10:00 AM Epistle : Acts 5:12-20 ✟ Gospel : John 20:19-31 SUNDAY, MAY 16: Sunday of Myrrh-Bearing Women Orthros : 9:00 AM ✟ Divine Liturgy : 10:00 AM Epistle : Acts 6:1-7 ✟ Gospel : Mark 15:43-47; 16:1-8 SUNDAY, MAY 23: Sunday of the Paralytic Orthros : 9:00 AM ✟ Divine Liturgy : 10:00 AM Epistle : Acts 9:32-42 ✟ Gospel : John 5:1-15 SUNDAY, MAY 30: Sunday of the Samaritan Woman Orthros : 9:00 AM ✟ Divine Liturgy : 10:00 AM Epistle : Acts 11:19-30 ✟ Gospel : John 4:5-42 one. The team worked a to renovate the storage area ation started with demolition he supply roomwalls.Post that, as lined-up, creating a bigger, graded andmore economical helving and s/s tables.We still atwe plan to complete in the k to the following (yes,we took ks: Spero Tzathas,Mike Platis, d AnthonyKyriakidis. Finally,a effort tokeepourstorage room rying tonot leavepersonalstuff η ανακαίνηση της αποθήκης υ δούλεψε σκληρά ελπίζει να την τάξη, λειτουργικότητα, και , που όντως εξυπηρετεί όλους DIVINE SERVICES 2 WOMEN OF THE WORD Dear Friends of the Choir, Christ is Risen, Truly He is Risen! We pray you all had a wonderful Pas- cha! It was so nice to see so many faces in church for Holy Week and the Resurrection. I wanted to say a huge thank you to Fr. Andrew and our chanters for working so hard and giving us a beau- tiful Holy Week! Και του χρόνου. Happy Birthday to our Erika Leven- tis and Jim Staunton . Happy Mother’s Day to all our won- derful mothers out there. May God continue to bless you always. Singing His Praises, Katherine Loukatos Meck Choir Master NEWS LOFT FROM THE MEMORIALS DEATHS APR 18: Mary Giannos 40-DAY BLESSINGS APR 11: Spyridon Kaju Son of Vasiliki & Antonis Carter Weins Son of Trinity & Caleb APR 18: Milton Kromydas 15 years Helen Psaros Kromydas 6 years Athanasios Poulos 55 years Elaine Poulos 31 years Fr. Demetrius Dogias 8 years Mary Dogias 30 years Amalia Tsakiris 14 years MAY 16: Afendra Topoliati 40 days Carthage and a great martyr before Nero in Rome, and o en is referred to as Equal to the Apostles. And last but not least, Phoebe to whom St. Paul refers in Romans 16:1-2 as a “διάκονον - servant/ diakonon” of the Church. is led us into a discus- sion of the role of deaconesses in the early Church up to at least the 6th century and even in the present in some monasteries and how this type of female service was, is, and can be an example of love and ministry to God where there is neither Jew nor Greek, male nor female but all build- ing up the Body of Christ. With Love in Our Risen Lord, + e Women of the Word Bible Study Group Palm Sunday Divine Liturgy with the participation of His Grace Bishop Ioannis of Phocaea, Metropolis of San Francisco Chancellor