The Antiochian Women of the Diocese of Los Angeles and the West will be reading The Holy Angels, by Mother Alexandra. After years of being out of print, the book is again available. If you are interested in ordering a copy, speak to Sh. Donna Wentzel who heads our Bookstore Ministry Team. By ordering through our bookstore you avoid shipping fees. Also, if you are interested in coordinating and/or hosting a small reading group, please let one of our Antiochian Woman officers know.
"Do you know that we have an Antiochian Women's Book Club?
Each year a book is selected for AW across our Archdiocese to read together with the ladies of their parish family.
Book Clubs are a great opportunity for fellowship & learning about our faith. We even provide questions for your discussions!"
--Antiochian Women North America http://www.antiochian.org/women
Sep 22, 2020 AW Updates and Events
Happy first day of Fall! We know it's been a while since we have reached out to you. It seems like many of us are getting back on our feet and the recent fire evacuations and slowly adjusting to the new season of life with all it's struggles and blessings. We hope to have more information out to you soon about an upcoming meeting or social gathering, but in the meantime here are some things happening in our Diocese of LA and the West. If you have ideas for the women's group please send them our way. 😊
The Sowing Bee - Planting seeds of Wisdom, Hope & Love! TONIGHT, September 22nd 7-8:15pm. This month, our speaker is Kh Heather Sommer, a gifted iconographer, will speak to us & answer questions about iconography, being an iconographer, the process, the meanings and more. You don't have to have a Facebook account to watch the virtual talk. See the attached flyer.
***VIRTUAL FALL GATHERING***
Due to the current covid circumstances, we will be holding a Virtual Fall Gathering -- Saturday, October 10th -- exact meeting times to be announced.
St Matthew in Torrance, CA were all set to be our hosts for the weekend.
In spite of the circumstances - they are striving to provide an opportunity for our Diocese to gather together. Our day will begin with a message from our beloved Sayidna JOSEPH & then our organization meetings
We encourage each parish/mission to have at least one representative participate on behalf of your parish. Full information to follow!
(see the New Women's Group Book Study, above)
Have a wonderful week!
Sarah, Marilyn and Valerie
Antiochian Women (AW) Officers
Ss. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church
Our service project for the Pregnancy Resource Center (PRC)
Please consider purchasing new items or making a donation so that our group can deliver a wonderful array of goods to this worthy cause. You can direct your questions to Valerie.
Here is the list of needed items:
Size 1 diapers
Diaper cream, baby shampoo (this can be small trial sizes)
0-3 months boy and girl clothes
Receiving or swaddling blankets
Baby toy/rattle, etc
Soft stuffed animal
Bib, booties, newborn hat Gift for mom – lotion, shampoo, bath salts, any kind of fun item
Gift for mom – lotion, shampoo, bath salts, any kind of fun item
"Building A New Cathedral"
Metropolitan JOSEPH's inspiration is to build a new and beautiful cathedral on the grounds of the Village. Not only does the building of a new cathedral give form to Metropolitan PHILIP's metaphor of a beating heart in the center of our Archdiocese, but a new and inspiring cathedral will also satisfy several practical and pressing needs. This vision of Metropolitan JOSEPH is one that I'm sure the Antiochian Women will be eager to help bring into reality.
2017-2019 Women's Group
Dues are normally sent to our local diocese chapter at the beginning of the year (January or February) for next year (money is due by November 1st every year). Annual dues for each parish are $250.00, of which $75.00 go to the North American Board Treasury. All churches are expected to have an active Antiochian Women chapter and to contribute to the diocese by paying these dues. Dues help cover administrative costs and most importantly, fund Archdiocese charitable works. In 2010, the Archdiocese gave over $5000.00 to charitable causes from our dues money.
The Antiochian Orthodox Christian Women of North America was founded in 1973 through the vision of His Eminence, Metropolitan PHILIP (Saliba) — since 2008, we simply refer to our organization at “The Antiochian Women.” We are one of the official organizations of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. Our purpose is to work among the women of our Archdiocese to develop a spirit of Christian leadership, awareness, and commitment; to foster a genuine expression of love and service for each other and to the world around us through works of charity; to instill a sense of companionship among our sisterhood; and to foster a deeper understanding of the heritage and traditions of the Orthodox Church.
Our Antiochian Women organization brings the women of our Archdiocese together for prayer, charitable works, and mutual support as we strive to fulfill our calling in Christ to serve others. This goal gives us our official motto: “A Sisterhood Serving Christ Through Serving Others.” The Antiochian Women organization operates fundamentally at the local parish level, with a board of officers at the diocesan level. All of our efforts throughout the Archdiocese are harmonized and coordinated by the oversight of our North American Board (NAB), which consists of the officers from each diocesan organization and officers elected from our membership to serve as officers of the NAB.
The Antiochian Women communicate through our web page (http://www.antiochian.org/women), through e-mails, and by information shared through mailings to our parishes. Timely information about activities and programs are distributed, such as scholarships for women, special charitable projects, and spiritual resources such as the lives of women saints and Bible study material. We also publish newsletters, DIAKONIA and SOPHIA, that keep the members of Antiochian Women inspired and informed. Back issues can be found on our website in PDF format.
2018: Strengthening the Ministries of Our Church
2017: Strengthening the Ministries of Our Church
2016: Hungry Children at Home and Abroad and IOCC Emergency Kits
2015: Nurturing the Seeds of Orthodoxy Across North America
2014: Orphans of the War in Syria
2013: Village Tornado Relief Fund
2012: Convent of St. Thekla
2011: Convent of St. Thekla
2010: Convent of St. Thekla
2009: Children With Special Needs
2008: Retired Clergy
“When everyone left our Lord Jesus Christ alone on the cross, the women were there. Can you see how important the women are? You are the myrrh-bearing women.” -- His Grace Bishop JOSEPH
Mission Statement: The mission of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Women of Ss. Peter and Paul is to provide the opportunity for service, fellowship and ministry for the women of our parish. -- 2001
AOCWNA Resources and Information: http://www.antiochian.org/women
Antiochian Women Handbook