Bulletin for Dec. 24, 2017

O Holy Apostle Philip,
Intercede with the merciful God
That he may grant our souls forgiveness of sins.

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Slava Isusu Christu! Slava i vo viki! + Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory for ever!

From the Fathers of the Church…
St. John Chrysostom

But why would it not have been enough to name one of them, David alone, or Abraham alone? Because the promise had been made to both of Christ to be born of their seed. To Abraham, “and in your seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed.” To David, “of the fruit of your body will I set upon your seat.” He therefore calls Christ the Son of both, to show that in Him was fulfilled the promise to both. Also because Christ was to have three dignities; King, Prophet, Priest; but Abraham was prophet and priest; priest, as God says to him in Genesis, “Take an heifer; Prophet,” as the Lord said to Abimelech concerning him, “He is a prophet, and shall pray for you.” David was king and prophet, but not priest. Thus He is expressly called the son of both, that the threefold dignity of His forefathers might be recognized by hereditary right in Christ.

· Last Sunday, 46 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, donations $, candles $, Retired Religious $. Thank you for supporting our church, may God bless you abundantly for your generosity. Please consider making St. Philip’s parish a part of your estate planning.

· Prayer requests. Fr. Marcus, Fr. James, Fr. Joseph, Fr. Jozef, Fr. Randall, Fr. Martin, Fr. Brendan, Fr. Ted & Barbara, Sr. Patricia, Gary and Ingrid, Margaret and Don, Walter, Adam, Margaret, Oceana, Becky, Alexis, Marion, Rachel, Curtis, Ronald, Taylor, Margaret, Mary, Lorrie, Cantor Gene, Jonathan, Rosa, Frances, Maros, Alex, Ted, Eva.

· Hospitality signup sheet: Dec 31 – open, Jan 7 – open, Jan 14 – open. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the signup sheet is in the parish hall. Thank you to Amelia Baker for providing hospitality for us last Sunday.

· Blessed Christmas to you. May the new born King of our souls grant you every blessing on this glorious day, peace and joy to your homes, and His salvation.

· House blessings in 2018. Please sign up for a house blessing of Theophany, the sign-up sheet is in the parish hall. With the feast falling on the weekend, father will try to visit as many of your homes that weekend, as time permits.

· PILGRIM VOCATION ICON As we pray for the Lord to have mercy on our church and send us good and holy shepherds, remember especially the children and youth of our parish, for the grace to desire God’s will for their lives, and to discern and follow their vocation. Vocation icon schedule: Dec 24 – Amy Seyfried family, Dec 31 – Marion Williams. (To sign up, please contact Jon & Abby Burke, or Fr. Francis.)

Liturgical schedule

Dec 24th
8:30 AM Confessions.
9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
Sunday before Christmas – of the Ancestors. Tone 4.
Cantor: Amy Seyfried, Tim Del Castillo.

Hospitality – Holy Supper potluck
1 PM Great Vespers of Nativity of Our Lord in the Flesh.
10 PM Great Compline of Nativity of Our Lord in the Flesh

Dec 25th
9:30 AM Canon of Matins
10 AM Divine Liturgy
Nativity of Our Lord in the Flesh. Holy day of obligation.

Dec 26th
9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
Synaxis of the Theotokos. Solemn Feast.

Dec 27th
5:30 PM Divine Liturgy.
Stephen the First Martyr. Feast.

Dec 31st
8:30 AM Confessions.
9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
Sunday after Christmas. David, Joseph, and James.
Tone 5. Cantor Gene Ford.

Jan 1st
9:30 AM Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great.
Circumcision of Our Lord. Solemn Feast. St. Basil the Great.

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