Bulletin for August 31, 2014

St. Philip the Apostle Byzantine 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

When Christ says to him, “If you would enter life, keep the commandments,” the man expects him to add immediately, “my commandments.” “Which ones?” he asks. He was quite deceived in his expectation. For Christ did not answer him as he expected but simply pointed him to the law. This is not because the law is perfection, for “no one is justified by the law,” as it is written, but because the life lived according to law is a kind of introduction to the eternal life, briefly acquainting trainees to the things above. “For the law was put in charge to lead us to Christ.” The law is the starting point for social justice. Christ is the perfection. For the beginning of good is to act justly, he says. Just action then is shown by the law, but goodness is shown by Christ. The law taught us to repay those who wish to harm us, as in “eye for eye, tooth for tooth.” But Christ taught us to let go such balanced vengeance with a view to the greater good, teaching that “if anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also; and if anyone would sue you and take your coat, let him have your cloak as well.”



  • Last Sunday, 53 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. Oceana, Gary and Ingrid, Tom, Margaret and Don, Walter, Margaret, Becky, Alexis, Darlene, Agatha, Michael, Curtis, Joseph, Theresa, Emily, Ronald, Janet, Rosanne, Connie, Michael, George, Adam, Fr. Martin.
  • Hospitality sign-up sheet: Sep 7Belke family, Sep 14Theresa Vinciquerra, Sep 21Prescott family. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the list is in the parish hall. Thank you to Margaret Dessureault and Gene Ford for providing hospitality for us last Sunday!
  • OUR SUNDAY LITURGY TIME CHANGED. Next Sunday, September 7th, we will begin Divine Liturgy at 9:30 AM (preceded by confessions at 8:30, and prayers at 9).
  • New Liturgical Year begins on September 1st.
  • Regarding the Fast on Sunday, September 14, 2014. In the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Phoenix, Sunday is never observed as a fast day as we joyfully celebrate the Resurrection of Our Lord. Each Sunday is a “little” Pascha. Normally, the Solemn Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross is by tradition a day of strict fast. While this is no longer mandatory, minimally all should keep this day as a day of abstinence from meat. We should all try to do more than the bare minimum. Since the Solemn Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross falls on a Sunday this year, no fasting is to be observed on that Sunday. The fast is transferred to the previous Friday, September 12th. By order of the Bishop.

Liturgical schedule






Sep 1st

8:00 AM Divine Liturgy.





Sep 3rd

5:30 PM Vespers.





Sep 7th

8:30 AM Confessions.

9:10 AM Prayers.

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

Sunday before the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.

Tone 4.



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

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



Sacramento Events…

  • St. Anthony Parish Festival – on Saturday, Sep 6th, from 12 pm to 9 pm with lots of food, carnival style games, booths with crafts, books, etc. live music, raffle. Admission is free. Come enjoy these and more at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 660 Florin Road in Sacramento.
  • Shalom Festival 2014. A one-day retreat with talks, music, testimonies, and prayer will take place on September 13th, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Carmichael (5751 Locust Ave), 8:30 AM – 6 PM, registration fee $30 includes lunch. For more information, and to register, call: (215) 366-3031, or visit: www.shalomworld.org
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