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March 2017


Starting Sunday March 5th 2017

Watch the Voice of Hope live on FaceBook St Mary's Assyrian Church of the East 6 days a week.

Sundays 11:00 a.m. Sunday Sermon Live from St. Mary's

Mondays 7:30 p.m. Special guest with Fabiola Wartan

Tuesdays 7:30 p.m. Church News with Nancy & Philip - Bible Study with Shamasha James Darmo

Wednesdays 7:30 p.m. Bible Study with Cor-Bishop George Bet-Rasho

Thursdays 7:30 p.m. Learn Assyrian with Cor-Bishop George Bet-Rasho

Fridays 7:30 p.m. Youth Corner with Alexandra Bet-Rasho

Every Wednesday Night 6:30pm-7:30pm

Holy Qurbana

Thursday March 2nd, 6:00pm

Church Cleaning

Interested Volunteers are invited the first Thursday of every month for Church cleaning. 6:00pm

Saturday March 18th, 5:00 pm

Assyrian Church of the East & Its 2000 Year Old Journey:

Guest speaker Archpriest William Tooma PHD from Chicago

Every Wednesday 7:30pm Assyrian Language Class with Shamasha Dan Daniel

Every Thursday Bible Study 7:00pm with Fabiola Wartan

Every Friday

Friday School 7:00pm Youth Gathering 8:00pm Men Bible Study 7:00pm Women Bible Study 8:00pm

Every Saturday

HOMEWORK CLUB Tutoring By Appointment 11am-12pm


February 2017


Friday February 3rd
Commemoration of St Stephen Protomartyr and Mar Benyamin Shimun
Holy Mass at 6:00pm followed by Doukhrana served by Cor-Bishop Father George & all Deacons

Monday February 6th - Thursday February 9th
Baouta d’Ninwayeh
The Rogation of the Ninevites begins on Monday February 6, 2017 according to the Assyrian Church of the East calendar.
Abstinence and fasting for the 3 days is canonical for all members and observers of the tradition and faith.

Monday and Tuesday Prayers 4:30-6:30pm and Holy Qurbana @6:30p.m.
Followed by  sooma potluck

On Wednesday Qurbana at @6:30p.m.
Followed by sooma potluck

Thursday Qurbana at 10 a.m.

Friday February 17th - 7:00-9:00pm
Relationship Seminar
Love and Marriage

A seminar to enrich and empower couples
Moderator Cor-Bishop Rev. George Bet-Rasho
Couples Attendance Mandatory

Everyday experience tells us that men and women are different. These differences can leave us frustrated and mystified or they can be the source joy and passion.
Whether your marriage is solid and loving or stressed and fragile, if you are looking to advance your relationship, attended this Relationship seminar together with your spouse.

Sunday February 26th
Begining of Sawma Raba / Lent
Entrance into the Great Fast



Fasting from Anger

My dear brothers and sisters in faith,

I greet you in the Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus The Christ.

Today the Second Sunday of Lent (Sowma) I preached about the necessity of Sowma and what our focus should be on, and I thought it would be beneficial if I share our decision with you through social media.

We are asking everyone to join us this week in fasting from anger, yes anger. I am asking everyone for the next six weeks to join us as we fast every week from a certain weakness that is destroying our self, family, friends, and the community at large. We are starting today, Sunday the 14th, with anger, no matter what happens to you this week you will not get angry. How is this possible, you might ask, “all things are possible through Christ our Lord” the Bible says. Pray about it every day, multiple times if you need daily.

This does not mean that we don’t observe fasting from certain kinds of food, we continue to do that, but that is not the focus of Sowma, that should only serve as a reminder about the spiritual cleansing we are going through.

Please join us and spread the word, let us defeat Satan and enjoy life as it is meant to be.

With Love and Blessings,

Cor-Bishop George Bet-Rasho.

Happy Valentine’s Day


Honoring the Blessed memorial of our beloved patriarch

This Sunday, April 10, 2016 the Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East worldwide will commemorate the passing of our dearly beloved Patriarch His Holiness the Late Mar Dinkha IV, Catholicos Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East 1976 2015. St. Mary's Parish in Los Angeles will celebrate The Holy Eucharist at 10 AM followed by breakfast in a special program, honoring the Blessed memorial of our beloved patriarch.
Servant of Christ,
George Bet-Rasho,
Cor-Bishop, L. A.


The name of the new Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East

His Beatitude Mar Gewargis Sliwa, Metropolitan of Iraq elected Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East. The Metropolitan will take the ecclesiastical name 'Mar Gewargis III' following his forthcoming consecration in St John's Cathedral, Erbil, Iraq on Sunday, 27 September 2015.


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Events Calendar

February 2019
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Sun Feb 24 @10:00AM -
Holy Mass and Sunday School
Sun Feb 24 @11:00AM -
Watch the Voice of Hope live on FaceBook
Mon Feb 25 @07:30PM -
Watch the Voice of Hope live on FaceBook
Mon Feb 25 @08:30PM -
Parish Youth Bible Study
Tue Feb 26 @08:00PM - 10:00PM
St' Mary's Parish Live TV Program
Wed Feb 27 @06:30PM -
Holy Qurbana
Wed Feb 27 @07:00PM -
Assyrian Language Class with Shamasha Dan Daniel
Wed Feb 27 @07:00PM -
Parish Adult Bible Study
Wed Feb 27 @07:30PM -
Assyrian Language Class & Adult Bible Study
Thu Feb 28 @07:00PM -
Bible Study