Serbian Orthodox Church

The Feast оf оur Lady Queen оf Los Angeles

The Feast оf оur Lady Queen оf Los Angeles
The Feast оf оur Lady Queen оf Los Angeles
The Feast оf оur Lady Queen оf Los Angeles
The Feast оf оur Lady Queen оf Los Angeles

On the Saturday of Bright Week, April 18 2015, at the St. Steven’s Cathedral in Alhambra, Los Angeles, the Feast of Our Lady Queen of the Angels (Los Angeles) was celebrated for the first time, as we read from the Synaxarion: On this day, the Saturday of Bright Week, we celebrate the Synaxis of our All-holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-virgin Mary, the Queen of all and Sovereign Lady of the Angels, protectress and unfailing intercessor of our holy diocese of Los Angeles.

The special liturgical service (Akolouthia) for this Feast-day was composed on the Holy Mountain of Athos by Athanasios, Hieromonk of Simonopetra Monastery, Hymnographer of the Holy Great Church of Christ, at the request of His Grace Bishop Maxim of Western America. The Service was translated from Greek language into English by Norman Russell.

The Passion service in Cairo

The Passion service in Cairo
The Passion service in Cairo
The Passion service in Cairo
The Passion service in Cairo

On Holy Thursday, 9th April 2015, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, officiated at the Service of the Holy Passion in the Church of Ss Constantine and Helen in Cairo, together with His Grace Chrysostomos, Bishop of Berenice. 

Pascha - The Feast of Feasts at Saint Steven's Cathedral in Alhambra

Pascha - The Feast of Feasts at Saint Steven's Cathedral in Alhambra
Pascha - The Feast of Feasts at Saint Steven's Cathedral in Alhambra
Pascha - The Feast of Feasts at Saint Steven's Cathedral in Alhambra
Pascha - The Feast of Feasts at Saint Steven's Cathedral in Alhambra

Just a little before midnight on Saturday, April 11, 2015, the Blessed Sabbath, His Grace Bishop Maxim, the clergy, and the Orthodox faithful gathered at the Saint Steven's Cathedral to participate in the Feast of Feasts, Great and Holy PASCHA, the Resurrection of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

As the children of the Youth Chorale chanted the verse "Come Receive the Light", His Grace offered the Paschal Light of Christ to the faithful and after receiving the unwaning light the Easter procession around the Church began as the clergy and faithful sang, "The angels in heaven, O Christ our Saviour, sing of Thy resurrection. Make us on earth also worthy to hymn Thee with a pure heart". After returning to the closed doors at the front of the church, His Grace announced the Resurrection of Christ and the Easter Troparion was sung, "Christ is Risen from the dead, trampling down death by death and upon those in the tombs bestowing life".

Great & Holy Saturday at Saint Steven's Cathedral

Great & Holy Saturday at Saint Steven's Cathedral
Great & Holy Saturday at Saint Steven's Cathedral
Great & Holy Saturday at Saint Steven's Cathedral
Great & Holy Saturday at Saint Steven's Cathedral

On the morning of Great & Holy Saturday, April 11th, 2015, the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy was held in commemoration of burial of Christ and His descent into Hades. His Grace Bishop Maxim concelebrated the Divine Liturgy with the Diocesan Deacon Zoran Aleksic and Rev. Norman Kosanovich. The choral responses were sung by the Cathedral Cantors led by V. Rev. Nicholas Ceko, the Cathedral Dean. The faithful who were present prayerfully participated in the Blessed Sabbath Service.

Great & Holy Friday at Saint Steven's Cathedral

Great & Holy Friday at Saint Steven's Cathedral
Great & Holy Friday at Saint Steven's Cathedral
Great & Holy Friday at Saint Steven's Cathedral
Great & Holy Friday at Saint Steven's Cathedral

On Great & Holy Friday, April 10th, 2015, His Grace Bishop Maxim, together with the clergy and faithful of Saint Steven's Cathedral solemly commemorated the sufferings of Christ, the mockergy, the crown of thorns, the scourging, the nails, and thirst, the vinegar and fall, the cry of the desolation, and all the Savior edured on the Cross.

The Feast of Our Lady Queen of Los Angeles

BRIGHT SATURDAY 
HIERARCHICAL DIVINE LITURGY 
& PAN-ORTHODOX CELEBRATION 10:00 AM

SAINT STEVEN'S SERBIAN ORTHODOX CATHEDRAL 
1621 West Garvey Avenue, Alhambra, California

Join us for the 
AKOLOUTHIA
of our Sovereign Lady the Mother of God
Queen of the Angels 
(Los Angeles)

Join us for the AKOLOUTHIA (liturgical service) of our Sovereign Lady the Mother of God Queen of the Angels (Los Angeles).

Composed on the Holy Mountain of Athos by Athanasios, hieromonk of Simonopetra, Hymnographer of the Holy Great Church of Christ, at the pious request of the Most Reverend Bishop of Western America Maxim 2013.