Annunciation Tea

Aug 2020
10:00 am
16643 Vanowen Street Van Nuys
CA, United States

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Sermon – The Fifth Sunday of Lent 2020

Message from | Apr 5, 2020  

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Bulletin – The Fifth Sunday of Lent 2020

Apr 5, 2020  

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16643 Vanowen Street Van Nuys,
CA 91406

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Explanation of the Weekday Services of Great Lent
Read the Articles: Lenten Reflections

Saturday: Great Vespers: 05:00 PM

Sunday: Divine Liturgy: 10:00 AM, Orthros: 08:45 AM

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Saint Michael Antiochian Orthodox Church in Van Nuys began serving Orthodox Christians in the San Fernando Valley on January 12, 1969. As a community we are grateful for God’s guidance, and for the dedication, love, hard work, and generous spirit of those who served St. Michael Church, and thus made it possible for the parish to grow spiritually and to prosper.

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"I will not offer to the Lord my God sacrifices that have cost me nothing." — 2 Samuel 24:24

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Annunciation Tea

Aug 2020
10:00 am
16643 Vanowen Street Van Nuys
CA, United States

Latest Sermons


Sermon – The Fifth Sunday of Lent 2020

Message from | Apr 5, 2020  

Sermon – The Fourth Sunday of Lent 2020

Message from | Mar 29, 2020  

Sermon – The Feast of the Annunciation 2020

Message from | Mar 25, 2020  


The Divine Liturgy - Sunday 10:00AM

Beginning with the readings of the Epistle and Gospel lessons at the first half of the service, followed by a sermon, the liturgy progresses to the offering of the bread and wine for the consecration and descent of the Holy Spirit for the receiving the Body and Blood of Christ (Holy Communion) by the Orthodox faithful. The liturgy’s prayers, composed by St. John Chrysostom (4th c.), dates back to the 7th century. On the five Sunday’s of Great Lent and five other major Feasts, the Eucharistic liturgy includes the longer prayers of the offering composed by St. Basil the Great.

Great Vespers - Saturday 05:00PM

A service with readings, hymns and evening prayers on the eve of a major Feast, especially when the Divine Liturgy is celebrated on the following day. It prepares one for the festal celebration with meditations upon the theme of a Feast, beginning with the “sunset Psalm” (103) and includes the singing of one of the oldest extant hymns of the church: “O Gladsome Light,” glorifying the coming of Christ, the Giver of Light.

Orthros (Or-thros) - Sunday 8:45AM

The word literally means early morning. It is the name of the service, which by some has been called Matins, and still by others, Lauds, though it does not correspond exactly to either of the Western Services. This service includes readings, hymns and morning prayers, done either in a shorter “daily” format, or on a day when followed by the Divine Liturgy, a longer “festal” format, concluding with hymns of praises and the glorification of the Christ, the Son of God the Father and the Holy Spirit.

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O Lord, I love the habitation of Thy house, and the place where Thy glory dwells.

(Psalms 26:8)



Our women’s group actively serves our parish and community. Join us!



Teen SOYO is the youth group of our church. We would love for you to get involved.


We are unable to conduct our services during this time of safe distancing in compliance with our Archdiocesan Directive and the instructions we have received from our local authorities.  Based upon the “Safe at Home” Policy of Mayor Eric Garcetti, this restriction will remain in effect through Holy Week and Pascha (Easter) indefinitely.  We will be live-streaming our services on FaceBook and YouTube.  You are invited to join us by clicking on to the links provided with our website under “Streaming Services:”
Sunday, April 5 — Orthros, 8:30 a.m., Divine Liturgy, 10 a.m.

Lazarus Saturday, April 11 — Service of the Preparation of Gifts, 9:30 a.m., Divine Liturgy 10 a.m.
Palm Sunday, April 12 — Orthros, 8:30 a.m., The Blessing of Palms followed by the Divine Liturgy, 10 a.m.

A complete schedule of our Holy Week Services is provided in our Sunday Bulletin.

We will continue to make our church available for our parishioners who would like to light candles, make offerings and pray.  We only ask that you let us know when you plan to be at the church.  A personal appointment will be necessary to have access to the church.  The appropriate practice of personal distancing will be in effect.  Please phone the Church Office if you have any questions (818-219-3761).
May you, your families, and all of our medical professionals be safe in good health; may St. Michael protect us from all harm; and may God grant a speedy end to the health crisis that threatens our well being.