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  The Diocese of Los Angeles and the West is a diocese of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America.

 

Nativity Fast
(November 15 - December 24)

The Nativity Fast is divided into two periods. The first period is November 15 through December 19 when the traditional fasting discipline (no meat, poultry, eggs, dairy, fish, wine and oil) is observed with katalysis for wine and oil on Tuesday and Thursday, and for fish, wine and oil on Saturday and Sunday. The second period is December 20 through 24 when the traditional fasting discipline (no meat, poultry, eggs, dairy, fish, wine and oil) is observed Monday through Friday, but with katalysis for wine and oil on Saturday and Sunday. [Katalysis is Greek, meaning “relaxation”.]

Feast, Saints, and A Thought for the Day


Sunday Before the Nativity of Christ (The Genealogy) (December 21)

Great are the accomplishments of faith; for the three holy youths rejoiced in the fountain of flames as though at waters of rest. And the Prophet Daniel appeared a shepherd to the lions as though they were sheep. Wherefore, by their pleadings, O Christ God, have mercy upon us. (Apolytikion in Tone 2)

Saints of the Day

Virgin-martyr Juliana of Nicomedia; Martyr Themistokles of Myra in Lycia; Peter, metropolitan of Moscow and all Russia

 
Thought for the Day

"When you see poor homes, or live in such, bring to your memory the cave and the manger in which your Lord was born as man." -- St. Theophan the Recluse

His Eminence, Metropolitan Joseph’s Enthronement Gala Celebration

His Eminence, Metropolitan Joseph's
Diocese of Los Angeles and the West
Enthronement Gala Celebration

January 31, 2015
Los Angeles, California

By the grace of the Holy Spirit, we are prayerfully anticipating the upcoming Enthronement of His Eminence, Metropolitan Joseph. Since many will not be able to attend the event in New York, we are blessed to announce an official Diocese of Los Angeles and the West Gala celebrating the Enthronement on Saturday January 31, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. Proceeds of the evening will benefit Camp St. Nicholas and Youth Education Programs.

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2015 Fasting Calendar Posted

The 2015 Fasting Calendar has been posted.



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Fasting Calendar
Legend:
Red - Abstain from meat, fish, dairy, eggs, alcohol, oil
Green - Abstain from meat, fish, dairy, eggs
Blue - Abstain from meat, dairy, eggs
Gold - Abstain from meat

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