Bulletin for Oct. 28, 2018

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


Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! + Slava Isusu Christu! Slava i vo viki!

From the Fathers of the Church …

St. Cyril of Alexandria

Some say, “Why do they possess people?” I answer those who wish to have this explained that the reason of these things is very deep. Somewhere one of his saints addressed God by saying, “Your judgments are a vast abyss.” As long as we bear this in mind, we will perhaps not miss the mark. The God of all purposely permits some to fall into their power. He does not do this so that they may suffer but that we may learn by their example how the demons treat us and may avoid the desire of being subject to them. The suffering of one edifies many.

St. Ambrose of Milan
People are the authors of their own tribulation. If someone did not live like a swine, the devil would never have received power over him. If he did receive power, it would be power not to destroy but to test him. After the Lord’s coming, the devil could already not corrupt the good, so perhaps he now does not seek the destruction of all people but only of the fickle. A mugger does not lie in wait for armed men but for the defenseless. He who understands that the strong will despise him or the powerful destroy him troubles only the weak with wrongs. Someone says, “Why does God permit this to the devil?” I say, “So that good people may be tested and the wicked punished, for this is the punishment of sin.” This is also according to the law, because the Lord sends fever, trembling, evil spirits, blindness, and all scourges according to the punishment of sinners.


Last Sunday, 48 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, Priests’ Medical Insurance $, candles $. 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. Basil, Fr. Marcus, Fr. Chris, Fr. Jozef, Fr. Randall, Fr. Brendan, Fr. Ted & Barbara, Sr. Patricia, Gary and Ingrid, Margaret and Don, Walter, Adam, Margaret, Oceana, Becky, Alexis, Marion, Curtis, Ronald, Taylor, Lorrie, Rosa, Frances, Alex, Ted, Stefan.

Hospitality signup sheet: Oct 28 – Janson family, Nov 4 – Murin family, Nov 11 – Baker family. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the signup sheet is in the parish hall. Thank you to Cantor Gene Ford for providing hospitality for us last Sunday.

Priests’ Medical Insurance Collection, Last week, we collected $. If you would like to donate towards this cause, you can do so today. Please mark your donation as “Priests’ Medical.” God bless you for your continued support and generosity.

Daylight Savings next weekend. On November 4, we will sleep one hour longer! Change your clocks.

Please help with the goods for Christmas around the World Festival held at the Greek Orthodox Church in Sacramento (on November 10). For more detail, please contact Amy or Darlene. There is also a signup sheet for volunteer responsibilities on the day of festival. We still need volunteers for many time slots, check out that signup poster!

Thank you to our JUNIOR baking crew. Now we have enough rolls for the event, please see Darlene and Amy about what more you can do for Christmas around the World. To our bakers who came together yesterday and baked till 10 PM: Thank you. May God bless you for your hard work.

Our Future Cantors, if you wish to learn liturgical singing, all Metropolitan Cantor Institute (MCI) Online classes are enabled for guest access for free. If you want to do the coursework and receive personalized feedback and assistance with your singing, you can register for the classes and they are inexpensive. The link is: http://mci.archpitt.org/classesYou are also invited to approach one of our serving cantors and ask to become their helper.

Saturday, November 17th, 9 AM – 4 PM. Day of recollection at St. Basil Church in Los Gatos (14263 Mulberry Drive, Los Gatos, CA 95032) with Fr. David Anderson. To register and for more details, visit http://www.stbasil.org/events

Upcoming events:

November 10 – Christmas around the World Festival.
November 15 – St. Philip’s Fast begins (Nov 15 – Dec 24).

Liturgical schedule

Oct 29th
6:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

Nov 1st
5:30 PM Vespers.

Nov 4th
8:30 AM Confessions.
9:10 AM Office of the 3rd Hour.
9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
24th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 7. Cantor: Tim Del Castillo. Reader: Tim Belke.

For Confession, please come half an hour before the scheduled services, or schedule an appointment. Fridays in general are days of penance and fasting. Let us remember one another as we offer our prayers and sacrifices to the Lord.

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