Bulletin for February 2, 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 …

St. Cyril of Alexandria

Do not think to yourself, “How can God grow?” “How can he who gives grace to angels and to men receive fresh wisdom?” Rather reflect upon the great skill with which we are initiated into this mystery. For the wise Evangelist did not introduce the Word in his abstract and incorporeal nature. He says of his that “he increased in stature and wisdom and grace,” but after having shown that he was born in the flesh of a woman and took our likeness, he then assigns to him these human attributes. Only then does he call him a child and say that he grew in stature, as his body grew little by little, in obedience to corporeal laws. So he is said also to have increased in wisdom, not as receiving fresh supplies of wisdom. God is perceived by the understanding to be entirely perfect in all things and altogether incapable of being destitute of any attribute suitable to the Godhead. So God the Word gradually manifested his wisdom proportionally to the age which the body had attained. The body then advances in stature, and the soul, in wisdom. The divine nature is capable of increase of wisdom with the growth of the bodily stature, because the divine nature revealed its own wisdom in proportion to the measure of the bodily growth.


·  Last Sunday, 63 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, Michael.

·  Hospitality sign-up sheet: Feb 9 – Del Castillo family; Feb 16 – Baker family; Feb 23 – open. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the list is in the parish hall. Thank you to Janson family for providing hospitality for us last Sunday!

Liturgical schedule






Feb 3rd

6:30 AM Divine Liturgy.







Feb 6th

5: 30 PM Vespers.







Feb 9th

9:00 AM Confessions.

9:40 AM Prayers

10:00 AM Divine Liturgy.

Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee. Tone 5.

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…


·  Day of worship, retreat and community sharing at Our Lady of Fatima Russian Byzantine Catholic Church (5920 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94121) on February 22. The day begins with Divine Liturgy at 10 AM, followed by lunch at 12, Spiritual Conference at 1, and ends with Vespers at 4 PM. The Spiritual conference by Fr. Damien of the Holy Transfiguration Monastery in Ukiah is entitled: Icons: Union and Communion between Heaven and Earth. All are invited. Parking is available at St. Monica’s parking lot.

·  Our Lady of the Rosary Maronite Catholic Mission in Carmichael invites you to “Meet and Greet” their new hierarch, Most Reverend Elias Abdallah Zaidan, M.L.M., who will be visiting the parish mission on the weekend of February 15-16. First, you have a chance to attend the Annual Valentine’s Dinner-Dance (held at the Chaldean-Assyrian Catholic Church in Orangeville), bishop Elias will be present for the first part of the evening. On Sunday, Feb 16, Bishop Elias will preside at a Pontifical Divine Liturgy of the Mystical Supper, beginning at 11:30. For more information, call Carolyn Aboubecarrah at 816-832-2288.

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