Holy Trinity Romanian Orthodox Church, Los Angeles, California. Palm Sunday April 24,2005.
A mini photo-album offers pictures taken during Divine Liturgy: Readings and Blessings, the partaking of the Holy Communion, Blessing and distribution of the pussy-willows, and the anointing at the end of the Service. Mr. Ion Anton, parish council president provided the pussy-willows for blessing and distribution.
Duminica Floriilor - 24 Aprilie 2005 - a fost dedicata "Nasilor si Finilor" parohiei. Un mini-album ce contine imagini din cadrul Sfintei Liturghii, momentul impartasirii finilor, nasilor, si tuturor credinciosilor pregatiti, binecuvantarea salciilor si miruitul credinciosilor la sfarsitul slujbei, poate fi vizionat la adresa URL:
Holy Trinity Romanian Orthodox Church, Los Angeles, California. Imiges from the Vigil Service (Denia) of the Holy Thursday, April 29, 2005.
Holy Trinity Romanian Orthodox Church, Los Angeles, California. Images from the Vigil Service (Denia Prohodului) The Lamentations Service on Good Friday, April 30, 2005. Also, the procession outside the Church, circling the Church 3 times.
Holy Trinity Romanian Orthodox Church, Los Angeles, California. Images from the Holy Saturday Services: Confessions & Communion, preparation of the Church and outside-the-church portable Altar for Holy Resurrection Service (throughout the day); then The Mid-Night Resurrection Service followed by the Paschal Liturgy and the "agape" get-together at the end of Service (April 30-May 1, 2005).
Holy Trinity Romanian Orthodox Church, Los Angeles, California. Images from the Holy Resurrection Divine Liturgy:
A 28 pictures "Easter Banquet" photo-album offering some representative moments of the 2nd Resurrection service and Easter banquet: kitchen food preparation and serving, social-cultural program with "Ionica Ardeleanu" & "Bosquito" orchestras, intermissions, hat-parade & raffle drawings, hora & ethno-pop display by Bosquito... etc....
After the Divine Liturgy, on Sunday, May 8 2005, V. Rev. Fr. Constantin Alecse, our pastor, officiated a Thanksgiving Service (Te-Deum) to mark the anniversary of the Romanian National Independence
Day and the Romania's Monarchy. Mr. Ion Anton, parish council president delivered a two-part dissertation, on the above-mentioned subject, as well as the homage to the "Mother's Day". He also offered some poetry readings from the Romanian classic poetry. An appeal was launched, resulting in some $500.00 collection to help Father Petru Buburuz of Basarabia finish the construction work of the Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Chisinau. Beautiful roses were then distributed to all the ladies in attendance. Thanks to the Almighty for such a beautiful Day. Christ is Risen!
On Sunday, October 9, 2005, Fr. Constantin Alecse, ROEA's Dean of the Pacific Coast Deanery, accepted the Rev. Fr. Claude Delangle, a Deacon of "Saint Germain and Saint Cloud" Romanian Orthodox Church in Louveciennes/Paris, after the examination of his canonical church credentials, to con-celebrate at the Divine Liturgy, at the Holy Trinity Romanian Orthodox Church in Los Angeles, California.
Deacon Claude Delangle serves with V. Rev. Fr. Marc-Antoine Costa de Beauregard, parish priest, both under the jurisdiction of His Eminence Archbishop Joseph (Métropole Orthodoxe Roumaine d'Europe Occidentale et Méridionale), Romanian Patriarchate.
Deacon Claude Delangle is also a professor at the National Superior Conservator of Music in Paris, France, a soloist, researcher and pedagogue, and one of the greatest contemporary saxophonists, standing out as "the master of the French saxophone". For more info, please go back at the beginning of the photo-album, and
Domnita Dumitrescu, professor of Spanish linguistics at California State University, Los Angeles, has just published, in collaboration with Dan Munteanu Colan, professor of Romance languages at the University of Las Palmas (Canary Islands, Spain) a Spanish grammar for the use of speakers of Romanian. Published by the Niculescu Publishing House, the 368-page book, entitled Limba spaniolă, is part of the series Vrei sa stii daca stii..., and contains 1850 grammar exercises, with an answer key and grammatical explanations. The book was "launched" at the Cervantes Institute in Bucharest, on July 1, 2005, and the event was advertised in several Romanian publications, including România libera, Cronica româna and Ziua. The director of the Cervantes Institute, Ioana Zlotescu Simatu, introduced the speakers, who were: Professor Tudora Sandru- Mehedinti, who presented the book, the Niculescu Publishing House associate director, Ms. Niculescu, the book editor, Ms. Teodora Pavel, and Domnita dumitrescu, who spoke on her own behalf and also read a Spanish text sent by her co-author, Dan Munteanu, for the occasion. A champagne reception followed. The audience included numerous college professors, students, and researchers, including Dr. Marius Sala, from the Romanian Academy, Dr. Sand Renheimer-Rîpeanu, former dean of the College of Foreign languages at the University of Bucharest, etc. A former professor of Spanish at the University of Bucharest, Domnita Dumitrescu still enjoys a great popularity in her native country, due to the Spanish textbooks she published there before emigrating to the US, in 1984, and which many students considered to be their “bible” for many years. Since 1987, she has been teaching at California State University, Los Angeles, from which she earned an important teaching award last fall, becoming one of the University's Outstanding Professors. In 2000, she has won the Teacher of the Year Award from the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, the largest professional organization of Spanish educators in this country, with a membership of around 15,000.
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