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
The incarnation of the Word and His assumption of human nature took place for the overthrow of death, destruction and the envy harbored against us by the wicked serpent, who was the first cause of evil. This plainly is proved to us by facts themselves. He set free the daughter of Abraham from her protracted sickness, calling out and saying, “Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity.” A speech most worthy of God, and full of supernatural power! With the royal inclination of His will, He drives away the disease. He also lays His hands upon her. It says that she immediately was made straight. It is now also possible to see that His holy flesh bore in it the power and activity of God. It was His own flesh, and not that of some other son beside Him, distinct and separate from Him, as some most impiously imagine.
St Gregory of Nazianzus
For every sinner who thinks earthly things, not seeking those that are in heaven, is unable to look up. For while pursuing his baser desires, he declines from the uprightness of his state; or his heart is bent crooked, and he ever looks upon that which he unceasingly thinks about. The Lord called her and made her upright, for He enlightened her and succored her. He sometimes calls but does not make upright, for when we are enlightened by grace, we oft-times see what should be done, but because of sin do not practice it. For habitual sin binds down the mind, so that it cannot rise to uprightness. It makes attempts and fails, because when it has long stood by its own will, when the will is lacking, it falls.
* Last Sunday, 44 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, donations $, candles $, Christmas Around the World Festival $. 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, Stefan.
* Hospitality signup sheet: Nov 25 – potluck, Dec 2 – open, Dec. 9 – open. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the signup sheet is in the parish hall. Thank you to Teresa and Victor for providing hospitality for us last Sunday.
* This week, Monday – Thursday, the bathrooms in the church building will be blocked off, due to the mold treatment. We’ll have a professional company doing the job (Starts on Monday at 1 p.m.), and while the rest of the building is accessible, it’s best to stay out of their way. We hope the bathrooms will be available next Sunday; however, the extent of the work needed is unknown at this time. We will update you later this week.
* Advisory Board – will meet next Sunday, at 1:15, in the parish hall.
* Sacramento Marathon warning! – Check your church route for closures.
* To our parishioners, 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/classes . You are also invited to approach one of our serving cantors and ask to become their helper.
* Upcoming: St. Philip’s Fast is from November 15 to December 24.
- Dec 6 – Solemn Feast of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker
- Dec 8 – Solemn Feast of the Maternity of Holy Anna (Immaculate Conception)
- Dec 9 – Special Collection for Retired Religious USCCB Fund
- Dec 24 (Monday) – Christmas Vigil – day of strict fast and abstinence
Mon, Nov 26th – 6:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy – Priests & Seminarians of FSSP
Fri, Nov 30 – 5:30 p.m. Divine Liturgy – Holy Apostle Andrew
Sun, Dec 2 – 28th Sunday after Pentecost – 8:30 a.m. Confessions; 9:10 a.m. Third Hour; 9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy. Tone 3. Cantor: Gene Ford. Reader: Richard Agayoff.
For Confession, please come half an hour before the scheduled services, or schedule an appointment. We are in the season of St. Philip’s Fast; the minimum fasting discipline is abstinence from meat foods on Fridays. Let us remember one another as we offer our prayers and sacrifices to the Lord.