St. Basil 2022 New Year’s Glendi & Feastday Brunch

St. Basil 2022 New Year’s Glendi & Feastday Brunch

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child

In 2020 we built and donated 81 boxes to Operation Christmas Child, and this year we want to donate 100 boxes! Sunday School will participate in Operation Christmas Child, to bring some joy and the news of Christ to underprivileged children. Operation Christmas Child is a program established by Samaritan’s Purse to, “demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.” Underprivileged children from all over the world are brought the story of Jesus in their own language and delivered a box filled with school supplies, toys, hygiene items, prayers, and love.

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"Come and see" (from the Holy Gospel according to St. John 1:39)

In the past several years, the Orthodox Christian population grew rapidly in the Southern Orange County area, and so did the need for a church that could serve the needs of that population.

The spiritual community and programs that have flourished is a testament that all things are possible through God.

From weekly Liturgical services to Bible classes, life at Saint Basil Church is enriched with many opportunities for learning more about our relationship with God and each other.

  • Every Sunday, we celebrate the Divine Liturgy. We invite everyone to join us in prayer and worship as one family.
  • During our weekly Fellowship Hour after Sunday Liturgy, we strive to meet everyone and make them feel like a member of our family.
  • Sunday School gives children an opportunity to learn about the Bible, their Orthodox faith and socialize in a structured environment.
  • Catechism Classes offers courses for anyone interested in learning more about Orthodoxy.

Anyone can participate in the Divine Liturgy, whether it's preparing Prosphoro (bread), ushering, being in the choir, or assisting the priest as an acolyte (altar boy), there is a place for everyone.

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Become a Part of Our Family

Being a newer church, there are many opportunities for you to support our mission and join our family.

Prayer is something we all can do. A contribution of your time and talent is also welcomed and encouraged. Whether you wish to work with children or the elderly, take on a leadership role in the mission, worship as an acolyte, reader, usher, sing in the choir, assist at fellowship hour or even help maintain the facilities, there is something for everyone to get involved. You might even think of something that we're not doing today, and start a new program.

Lastly, your financial support is welcomed. Your contribution, large or small, keeps the mission going by supporting our ministries and covers 100% percent of our facility expenses and priest. Whether you give weekly, monthly, yearly, anonymously and/or contribute in the basket on Sundays, your voluntary support of our mission family will allow us to continue to grow and achieve parish status.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us.

Fr Bill

Is Halloween Christian?

What are you going to be for Halloween? Most kids will ask this of one another this October. Dressing up as a favorite character or scary figure, going out into the dark and receiving lots and lots of candy has become an American tradition, and kicks-off the Holliday Season. Did you know that Halloween was once a major Christian holiday and commemorated the entire Church community? We commemorated the martyrs, the current saints of the Church, and the saints that have gone before us. The Church holiday commemorated the unity of the whole community of the faithful, and today, we still see the church as the union of all Christian believers, alive and dead. In the western church, All Saints Day is celebrated on November 1st. It is a church holiday that honors all of God's saints, even those who have not been canonized by the Church. It is a family day of celebration - we celebrate...

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