Bulletin for February 16, 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. Peter Chrysologus

The father runs out from far away. “When we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”(Rom 5: 8) The father runs out. He runs out in his Son, when through him he descends from heaven and comes down on earth. “With me,” the Son says, “is he who sent me, the Father.”(Jn 8: 16) He “fell upon his neck.” He fell, when his whole divinity came down as ours and rested in human nature. When did he kiss him? When “mercy and truth have met each other, justice and peace have kissed.”(Ps 84: 11) “He gave the best robe,” that which Adam lost, the everlasting glory of immortality. “He put a ring on his finger.” That is the ring of honor, the title of liberty, the outstanding pledge of the spirit, the seal of the faith, and the dowry of the heavenly marriage. Hear the apostle: “I engaged you to one spouse, that I might present you a chaste virgin to Christ.”(2Cor 11: 2) “And sandals on his feet, etc.” This is so that his feet might be in shoes when he preached the gospel, for “how beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace.”(Rom 10: 15)  



·   Last Sunday, 78 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, Bill, Anna and baby George, Jacqueline, Alexandra.

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

·   All souls Saturdays. First all souls Saturday is coming up on February 22nd. We will remember all our departed brothers and sisters in our prayers during Divine Liturgy and Panachida. If you would like to update the list for your family, please send the new, updated list to the parish office.


Liturgical schedule






Feb 17th

6:30 AM Divine Liturgy.







Feb 20th

5:30 PM Vespers.







Feb 22nd

8: 00 AM Divine Liturgy. Panachida.

All Souls Saturday.






Feb 16th

9:00 AM Confessions.

9:40 AM Prayers

10:00 AM Divine Liturgy.

Sunday of the Meat-Fare. Tone 7.




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.

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