Bulletin for January 12, 2014

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 …

Venerable Bede

“So there are three who testify, the Spirit, the water, and the Blood.” (1Jn 5: 8)

The son of God came not by water only, in order to cleanse us from our sins, but also with the blood of his passion, by which he consecrates the sacrament of our baptism, giving his blood for us, redeeming us by his suffering and nourishing us with his sacraments so that we might be made fir for salvation…

When the Lord was baptized in the Jordan, the Spirit descended on him in the form of a dove, bearing witness that he is the truth, that he is he true Son of God, that he is the true Mediator between God and humanity, that he is the true Redeemer and Reconciler of the human race, that he is truly free from any contamination of sin, that he is truly able to take away the sins of the world…

The Spirit bore witness that Jesus is the truth when he descended in him at his baptism. If Jesus were not the truth, the Spirit would not have done that. The water and the blood bore witness that Jesus is the truth when they both flowed from his side at the time he was crucified. That would not have been possible if he had not had a genuine human nature. All three are independent of each other, but their testimony is one and the same, because Christ’s divinity is not to be believed in apart from his humanity, nor is his humanity to be accepted apart from his divinity. and all three are present also in us, not in their natural form but by the mystical union of our souls with him. The Spirit makes us children of God by adoption, the water of the sacred font [of baptism] cleanses us, and the blood of the Lord redeems us. They are invisible in themselves, but in the sacraments they are made visible for our benefit…

John says that God has given us eternal life, and remember that he was saying this at a time when he was still in the flesh and subject to physical death. But God gave us eternal life in exactly the same way as he has given us the power to become his children. Right now we live on earth in the hope of this promise, which we shall receive in its fullness after we die and go to be with him.


·   Last Sunday, 43 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s. Our tithes to the Lord were $___. 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, Rosanne, Connie, Andrea.

·   Hospitality sign-up sheet: Jan 18open. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the list is in the parish hall. Thank you to the Prescott family for providing hospitality for us last Sunday!

Liturgical schedule






Jan 13th

6:30 AM Divine Liturgy.











Jan 16th

5: 30 PM Vespers.







Jan 19th

9:00 AM Confessions.

9:40 AM Prayers

10:00 AM Divine Liturgy.

34th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 2.

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

Fridays in general are days of penance and abstinence from meat foods. Let us remember one another as we offer prayers and sacrifices to God.  



Events to note…


·   Walk for Life West Coast. The annual event begins on Saturday, Jan 25th, at 10:45AM on Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco, the actual walk starts at 12:30. For details and history of the event, information about the route and parking and program before and after the walk for life, check www.walkforlifewc.com

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