Bulletin for March 3, 2019 – Forgiveness Sunday

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. Isaac the Syrian

If the lawyer Himself fasts, how can any of those who have to obey the Law, be exempt from fasting? This is why the human race knew no victory before fasting, and the devil was never defeated by our nature as it is: but this weapon has indeed deprived the devil of strength from the outset. As soon as the devil sees someone possessed of this weapon, fear straightway falls on this adversary and tormentor of ours, who remembers and thinks of his defeat by the Savior in the wilderness; his strength is at once destroyed and the sight of the weapon, given us by the Supreme Leader, burns him up. A man armed with the weapon of fasting is always afire with zeal. He who remains therein, keeps his mind steadfast and ready to meet and repel all violent passions.


  • Last Sunday, 54 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, donations $, 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. Marcus, Fr. Chris, Fr. Randall, Fr. Ted, Sr. Patricia, Gary and Ingrid, Margaret and Don, Walter, Adam, Margaret, Oceana, Becky, Alexis, Marion, Curtis, Ronald, Jeannine, Taylor, Lorrie, Rosa, Frances, Alex, Stefan, Leroy, David.
  • Hospitality signup sheet: Mar 3 – Del Castillo family, Mar 10Baker family, Mar 17 Pacheco family, Mar 24Darlene Janson, Mar 31Prescott family. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the signup sheet is in the parish hall. Thank you to Murin family for providing hospitality for us last Sunday.
  • Fasting. First day of the Great Fast is a day of strict fast. All the faithful of the Eparchy, ages 18-65, are to abstain from meat and dairy foods, eat one full meal a day and two small meals. Persons who are ill, pregnant and nursing mothers, children and the elderly can modify their fast. The same fast is observed on Great and Holy Friday (April 19). Wednesdays and Fridays of the Great Fast are days of simple abstinence from meat foods for all the faithful who receive Holy Communion. These provisions represent the minimum fasting discipline for the faithful of our Eparchy.
  • Day Light Savings time change is next week, March 10, move your clocks one hour ahead (you will sleep less that night).
  • Second All Souls Saturday is on March 16. If you would like your departed family members remembered in the panachida, please submit the list of names for your family to the parish office (write your family name on top, then first names of all the persons you wish to be remembered). Each family is asked to renew their commitment to pray for all souls before the First All Souls Saturday.
  • Eparchial Appeal 2019 began in January. Few weeks ago, you received the pledge form and information for the appeal, either by mail or in the Sunday bulletin. Again this year, we are requested to send our pledges and donations directly to the Bishop’s office in Phoenix, AZ, and our checks are to be made out to the Eparchy of Phoenix, write “Eparchial Appeal 2019” in the memo. Our parish goal is set for $ per household. Please support the Appeal to the best of your financial ability. But please, support it!
  • Upcoming:  

* March 3 – Forgiveness Vespers

* March 4 – Great Fast begins

*March 7 – First Liturgy of the Pre-sanctified Gifts

*March 16 – Second All Souls Saturday

*April 13 – St. Philip’s Fish Fry and Pirohy Dinner

Liturgical schedule

Wed Mar 6th 5:30 PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.
Sat Mar 9th 8:00 AM Divine Liturgy. Miracle of St.Theodore Tiron. 40 Martyrs of Sebaste.
Sun Mar 10th 8:30 AM Confessions. 9:10 AM Office of the 3rd Hour. 9:30 AM Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great. First Sunday of the Great Fast. Tone 1. Cantor: Tim Del Castillo. Reader: Steve Prescott.

For Confession, please come half an hour before the scheduled services, or schedule an appointment. At minimum, on Wednesdays and Fridays of the Great Fast we observe abstinence from meat foods. Let us remember one another as we offer our prayers and sacrifices to God.

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