Slava Isusu Christu! Slava i vo viki! + Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory for ever!
From the Fathers of the Church …
St. Leo the Great
The devil, even in the midst of our efforts, does not relax his schemes. At certain periods of time, we must take care of the re-energizing of our strength. The mind, concerned with the goods of the present, can rejoice in the temperate weather and the fertile fields. When the fruits are gathered into great barns, it can say to its soul, “You have many good things; eat.” It may receive a kind of rebuke from the divine voice and may hear it saying, “Fool, this very night they demand your soul from you. The things you have prepared, whose will they be?”
This should be the careful consideration of wise people, that since the days of this life are short and the time uncertain, death should never be unexpected for those who are to die. Those who know that they are mortal should not come to an unprepared end.
St. John Chrysostom
Now it behooves us not to indulge in delights which fattening the body make lean the soul, and bring a heavy burden upon it, and spread darkness over it, and a thick covering, because in pleasure our governing part which is the soul becomes the slave, but the subject part, namely the body, rules. But the body is in need not of luxuries but of food, that it may be nourished, not that it may be racked and melt away. For not to the soul alone are pleasures hurtful, but to the body itself, because from being a strong body it becomes weak, from being healthy diseased, from being active slothful, from being beautiful unshapely, and from youthful old.
· Last Sunday, 60 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $____, candles $__. Thank you for supporting our church, may God bless you abundantly for your generosity.
· Prayer requests. Fr. Jozef, Fr. Randall, Fr. Martin, Fr. Ted, Fr. Brendan, Sr. Christopher OSBM, Sr. Maria Rose OP, Oceana, Gary and Ingrid, Tom, Margaret and Don, Walter, Joan, Margaret, Becky, Alexis, Marion, Rachel, Agatha, Michael, Curtis, Joseph, Theresa, Emily, Ronald, Janet, Michael, Taylor, Margaret, Lorrie, Mary.
· Hospitality sign-up sheet: Nov 29 – open, Dec 6 – open. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the list is in the parish hall. Thank you to all who brought goodies to our St. Philip’s potluck last Sunday.
· Thanksgiving Day holiday extends to Friday for many families, therefore, for St. Philip’s people, the abstinence from meat foods is lifted.
· Cleaning Day at St. Philip’s. On Saturday, December 12th, following the Divine Liturgy, we will have a cleaning day, to prepare our church for Christmas and winter. Bring rakes, leaf blowers, for the outside, vacuum cleaners, etc. for the inside.
6:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
9:00 AM Divine Liturgy.
8:30 AM Confessions.
9: 10 AM Prayers.
9: 30 AM Divine Liturgy.
27th Sunday after Pentecost.
For Confession, please come half an hour before the scheduled services, or schedule an appointment. Wednesdays and Fridays of St. Philip’s fast are days of simple abstinence. Let us remember one another as we offer our prayers and sacrifices to God.