St. Matthew Orthodox Christian Church
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese
Torrance, CA

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St. Matthew Books & Icons
Serving the Orthodox community since 1983

 

St. Matthew Books & Icons is a ministry of St. Matthew Antiochian Orthodox Church. It helps support the parish financially, and provides a convenient location for visitors and parishioners to purchase spiritual materials and gift items for their family or friends. The bookstore also serves as a perfect shopping place for baptisms and weddings, and as a resource providing books and information for those who are not, as yet, a part of the Orthodox faith.

In addition to being onsite at St. Matthew, the bookstore travels to numerous festivals and Orthodox sponsored events inside and outside our own Archdiocese.

We carry a wide variety of orthodox items for your home or your gift giving, including:

                 Books:  Bibles, Church Fathers, Reference, and Children’s

                 Icons:  Christ, Theotokos, Saints, and Angels

                 Jewelry:  Crosses, Necklaces, Bracelets, Rings, and Chains

                 Tapestries, Prayer Ropes, Olivewood Crosses, Incense, Key Chains, Visor Clips, Cards, and much more.      

 

Onsite Hours:

                  Before and after Vespers – 5:00pm Saturday

                  After Liturgy – 10:00am Sunday

                  By appointment – contact bookstore manager Laura Reid at (424) 731-0473, or dlreid6@yahoo.com

Today's Commemorations
Photius the Great, Patriarch of Constantinople, Bucolus, Bishop of Smyrna, Barsanuphius the Great and John of Gaza, Afterfeast of the Presentation of Our Lord and Savior in the Temple, Ilyan of Homs
Today's Scripture Readings
ST. PAUL'S LETTER TO THE HEBREWS 7:26-28; 8:1-2
Brethren, it was fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, blameless, unstained, separated from sinners, exalted above the heavens. He has no need, like those high priests, to offer sacrifices daily, first for his own sins and then for those of the people; he did this once for all when he offered up himself. Indeed, the law appoints men in their weakness as high priests, but the word of the oath, which came later than the law, appoints a Son who has been made perfect for ever. Now the point in what we are saying is this: we have such a high priest, one who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, a minister in the sanctuary and the true tent which is set up not by man but by the Lord.
JOHN 10:9-16
The Lord said, "I am the door; if any one enters by me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. He who is a hireling and not a shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. He flees because he is a hireling and cares nothing for the sheep. I am the good shepherd; I know my own and my own know me, as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep. And I have other sheep, that are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will heed my voice. So there shall be one flock, one shepherd.
Today's Thought

"Do you wish to be free of afflictions and not to be burdened by them? Expect greater ones, and you will find peace .... Be of good courage, stand firm and pray." – St. Barsanuphius