The ministry of the Ambassadors of St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church is to provide the senior citizen members of our parish ages 55 and up with a variety of spiritual, artistic, cultural, social and intellectual experiences and interactions within an Orthodox Christian environment. We invite you to become an active member of our Ambassadors where we can grow in our Orthodox faith, take exciting trips to beautiful places of interest, and interact with one another in an atmosphere of Christian fellowship, caring, companionship and fun!
The Ambassadors normally meet on the first Thursday of each month of the year including the summer except for the month of July. When we are going on an excursion, we usually meet at St. Paul’s at 9:30am and then carpool to our destination. We occasionally host the Sunday morning Coffee Hour at St. Paul’s and donate the proceeds to Project Mexico and/or other worthy Orthodox Christian causes and charities.
We invite the members of our Ambassadors to be a part of our calling committee so that we may notify our members of upcoming events and activities. We also invite our members to volunteer as drivers for our various excursions. We also invite our members to occasionally pick up any of our senior members who can no longer drive and bring them to Church on a Sunday morning for the Divine Liturgy.
We also invite the seniors from our sister parishes to join us in our monthly trips and activities and luncheons whenever possible. For any further information on our Ambassadors program, please call our Ambassadors spiritual advisor, Mr. Dean Langis, at 949-733-2366. We invite all the senior members of St. Paul’s to join us for this vibrant ministry and fellowship!
MONTHLY THURSDAY MEETINGS IN 2016-2017
(The Ambassadors normally meet on the first Thursday of each month)
September 1, 2016 at 10 am—Divine Liturgy at St. Paul’s for the Church New Year and then lunch at the Christakis Greek Cuisine in Tustin around 11:30 am
October 6, 2016 at 9:30 am—Docent-Guided Tour of the historic Bradford House in Placentia with Oktoberfest German Luncheon to follow nearby at the Jägerhaus Restaurant in Anaheim
November 3, 2016 at 9:30 am—Docent-Guided Tour of Stanley Ranch Museum and Historical Village in Garden Grove with lunch to follow at the award-winning Citrus City Grille in Orange
December 1, 2016 at 9:30 am— Docent-Guided Tour of the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum and lunch at Stefano’s nearby.
January 12, 2017 at 9:30 am— Trip to Docent-Guided Tour of Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles and Lunch nearby at the famous Dupar’s Restaurant at Farmer’s Market.
February 2, 2017 at 9:30 am—Divine Liturgy at St. Paul’s for the Feast of the Presentation to be followed by lunch at the fabulous North Italia Restaurant in Irvine
March 2, 2017 at 9:30 am—Tour by the pastor Fr. Nazari Polataiko of the historic Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Cathedral in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles with Fr. Nazari as our guest for lunch at the delightful Kavkaz Russian-Armenian Restaurant nearby.
April 6, 2017 at 9:30 am—Trip to Bowers Museum in Santa Ana with lunch right there at the Bowers Museum at the award-winning Tangata Restaurant
May 4, 2017 at 9:30 am—Docent-Guided Tour of the LA. County Arboretum in Arcadia with lunch there at the Peacock Café
June 8, 2017 at 11:30 am—Pot-Luck Luncheon with Sister Parishes in Orange County
July, 2017—No meeting
August 3, 2017 at 9:30 am—Docent-Guided Tour of Heritage Hill Historical Park in Lake Forest with Lenten Lunch nearby at Veggos Restaurant also in Lake Forest