St. Matthew Orthodox Church
Antiochian Orthodox Christian
Torrance, CA

St. Matthew Mansaf Fundraiser

Pre-Order today and pick-up on Sunday, March 7 between 12-3pm.


Supporting the St. Matthew Building Fund

Donation Opportunity Below!

Main Course
1. Mansaf: Lamb & Rice

The National dish of Jordan, Mansaf is the ultimate celebratory meal. Chuncks of juicy LAMB on top of Mediterranean style rice topped with pine nuts and a Jordanian yogurt sauce brought directly from Jordan. Where there is Mansaf, there is a celebration! 

2. Freekeh with Chicken

Made from green durum wheat that is roasted and rubbed to create its flavor, this ancient dish derived from Levantine and North African cuisines remains popular in many countries of the eastern Mediterranean Basin where durum wheat originated. Cooked in chicken broth and topped with juicy chunks of chicken thigh, you won't be disappointed!.

Dessert & Coffee
Arabic Coffee

A distinct method of brewing fine ground coffee, spiced with cardamom, over a live fire. Served as a small shot. Slowly sip your way down to the bottom of the cup!


Buttered shredded filo dough pressed into a pan with a layer of Arabic Sweet Cheese inbetween, covered with a sweet syrup. The perfect completion to your meal! Pairs well with our freshly brewed Arabic Coffee.

Would you consider adding a donation to your order?

We were blessed this year with a generous matching grant of $50,000. Your gift today can go twice as far! Would you consider helping us meet our goal of matching this $50,000 gift by adding a donation to our Building Fund with your order for the future and growth of our Church? Thank you and may God bless your generocity!

*Checks can be mailed to: St. Matthew Orthodox Christian Church | 2368 Sonoma St., Torrance, CA 90501

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Today's Commemorations
Judgment Sunday (Meatfare Sunday), The Holy Martyred Bishops of Cherson: Basileus, Ephraim, Eugene, Capito, Aetherius, Agathodorus, and Elpidius, Lavrentios of Megara, the Righteous, Paul the Simple
Today's Scripture Readings
Brethren, food will not commend us to God. We are no worse off if we do not eat, and no better off if we do. Only take care lest this liberty of yours somehow become a stumbling block to the weak. For if any one sees you, a man of knowledge, at table in an idol's temple, might he not be encouraged, if his conscience is weak, to eat food offered to idols? And so by your knowledge this weak man is destroyed, the brother for whom Christ died. Thus, sinning against your brethren and wounding their conscience when it is weak, you sin against Christ. Therefore, if food is a cause of my brother's falling, I will never eat meat, lest I cause my brother to fall. Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are not you my workmanship in the Lord? If to others I am not an apostle, at least I am to you; for you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord.
MATTHEW 25:31-46
The Lord said, "When the Son of man comes in his glory and all the holy angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate them one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and he will place the sheep at his right hand, but the goats at the left. Then the king will say to those at his right hand, 'Come, O blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.' Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?' And the King will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.' Then he will say to those at his left hand, 'Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels; for I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.' Then they also will answer, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?' Then he will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it not to one of the least of these, you did it not to me.' And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life."
Today's Thought

The Lord came to send fire upon the earth (cf. Lk. 12:49), and through participation in this fire He makes divine not just the human substance which He assumed for our sake, but every person who is found worthy of communion with Him. – St. Gregory Palamas