Bulletin for December 15, 2013

St. Philip the Apostle Byzantine (Ruthenian) Catholic Church

3866  65th street

Sacramento, CA 95820


Phone: (916) 452-1888                                                                                      E-mail: feromurin@hotmail.com

http://www.stphilipofsacramento.com                             Mobile: (916) 539-1534


O Holy Apostle Philip,

Intercede with the merciful God

That he may grant our souls forgiveness of sins.



Glory to Jesus Christ!  Glory for Ever!  +  Slava Isusu Christu!  Slava i vo Viki!


From the Fathers of the Church …

St. Cyril of Alexandria

He invites both good and evil to enter in order to strengthen the good and change the disposition of the wicked for the better. The saying that was read today is fulfilled, “Then wolves and lambs will feed together.” (Is 65: 25) He summons the poor, the maimed and the blind. By this, he shows us either that handicaps do not exclude us from the kingdom of heaven and whoever lacks the enticements of sinning rarely offends, or that the Lord’s mercy forgives the weakness of sinners. Whoever glories in the Lord (see Jer 9: 23-24; 1Cor 1: 31; 2COr 10: 17) glories as one redeemed from reproach not by works but by faith. (see Rom 9: 32) He sends them into the highways, (Mt 22: 9) because wisdom sings aloud in passages. (Prov 1: 20) He sends them to the streets, because he sent them to sinners, so that they should come from the broad paths to the narrow highways and hedges. They, who are not busied with any desires for present things, hurry to the future on the path of good will. Like a hedge that separates the wild from the cultivated and wards off the attacks of wild beasts, they can distinguish between good and evil and extend a rampart of faith against the temptations of spiritual wickedness. (see Eph 6: 12)  


·   Last Sunday, 59 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s. Our tithes to the Lord were $___, gift for Christmas flowers: $__. Thank you for your generosity in giving to your church.

·   Prayer requests. Krissy, Steve, Oceana, Gary and Ingrid, Tom, Margaret and Don, Walter, Margaret, Becky, Alexis, Agatha, Michael, Curtis, Matej, Joseph, Theresa, Emily, Ronald, Janet.

·   Hospitality sign-up sheet: Dec 22 – Murin family, Dec 29 – Pineda family, Jan 4 – open. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the list is in the parish hall. Thank you to the Janson family for providing hospitality for us last Sunday!

·   New wall calendars arrived. You can pick up the church calendar to take home in the gift shop.

·   St. Philip’s cleaning day! Thank you to all participants in our cleaning day. Although not too many hands, we got a lot done. Thank you again for your sacrifice. God bless you.

Liturgical schedule






Dec 16th

6:30 AM Divine Liturgy.







Dec 19th

5: 30 PM Christmas Moleben.







Dec 22nd

9:00 AM Confessions.

9:40 AM Prayers

10:00 AM Divine Liturgy.

Sunday before Christmas – of the Ancestors of Christ. Tone 6.

For Confession, please come half an hour earlier to scheduled services, or schedule an appointment.

From November 15th till December 24th, we observe St. Philip Fast, during which we prepare for the celebration of the Nativity of Our Lord.

Fridays are days of penance in our liturgical calendar. Abstinence from meat foods is observed on that day. Let us support one another through prayer and sacrifices.


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