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 …
A soldier asked Abba Mius if God accepted repentance. After the old man had taught him many things he said, “Tell me, my dear, if your cloak is torn, do you throw it away?” He replied, “No, I mend it and use it again.” The old man said to him, “If you are so careful about your cloak, will not God be equally careful about his creature?”
St. Ambrose of Milan
But nothing causes such exceeding grief as when anyone, lying under the captivity of sin, calls to mind from where he has fallen, because he turned aside to carnal and earthly things, instead of directing his mind in the beautiful ways of the knowledge of God. So you find Adam concealing himself, when he knew that God was present and wishing to be hidden when called by God with that voice which wounded the soul of him who was hiding: “Adam, where art thou?” That is to say, Why do you hide yourself? Why are you concealed? Why do you avoid Him Whom you once longed to see? A guilty conscience is so burdensome that it punishes itself without a judge, and wishes for covering, and yet is bare before God.
St. John of Karpathos
Do all in your power not to fall, for the strong athlete should not fall. But if you do fall, get up again at once and continue the contest. Even if you fall a thousand times because of the withdrawal of God’s grace, rise up again each time, and keep on doing so until the day of your death. For it is written, “If a righteous man fall seven times” – that is, repeatedly throughout his life – seven times “shall he rise again” (Proverbs 24:16). So long as you hold fast, with tears and prayer, to the weapon of the monastic habit, you will be counted among those that stand upright, even though you fall again and again. So long as you remain a monk, you will be like a brave soldier who faces the blows of the enemy; and God will commend you, because even when struck you refused to surrender or run away. But if you give up the monastic life, running away like a coward and a deserter, the enemy will strike you in the back; and you will lose your freedom of communion with God.
St. John Climacus
Do not be surprised that you fall every day; do not give up, but stand your ground courageously. And assuredly the angel who guards you will honor your patience, While a wound is still fresh and warm it is easy to heal, but old, neglected and festering ones are hard to cure, and require for their care much treatment, cutting, plastering and cauterization. Many from long neglect become incurable. But with God all things are possible…
- Last Sunday, 39 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, donations $, candles $, parking lot rental $. 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, Fr. Peter, Fr. Michal, Sr. Patricia, Gary and Ingrid, Margaret and Don, Walter, Adam, Margaret, Oceana, Becky, Alexis, Marion, Curtis, Ronald, Jeannine, Taylor, Lorrie, Frances, Alex, Stefan, Leroy, Iveta, Michael.
- Hospitality signup sheet: Apr 7 – Murin family, Apr 14 – open, Apr 21 – Pascha potluck, Apr 28 – open. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the signup sheet is in the parish hall. Thank you to the Prescott family for providing hospitality for us last Sunday.
- Fish-Fry and Pirohy Dinner is on Saturday, April 13, at 4:30 PM. Invite family, friends, and neighbors.
- Thank you to our cleaning crew who gave of their time and energy yesterday and came to mop, wash, and straighten up few things here at St. Philip’s. May God bless you always.
- Eparchial Appeal 2019 update. According to the most recent report from the Eparchy, 10 households have pledged or donated to the Appeal so far, we have reached 60% of our goal. Please send your pledges and donations directly to the Bishop’s office in Phoenix, AZ, make checks payable to the Eparchy of Phoenix, write “Eparchial Appeal 2019” in the memo. Please support the Appeal to the best of your financial ability. But please, support it!
- Upcoming: *April 13 – St. Philip’s Fish Fry and Pirohy Dinner.
|Apr 10th||5:30 PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.|
|Apr 13th||9:00 AM Divine Liturgy.||Lazarus’ Saturday.|
|Sun||Apr 14th||8:30 AM Confessions.
9:10 AM Office of the 3rdHour. Blessing of palms and willows, procession.
9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
|Palm Sunday. Tone 6.Cantor: Amy Seyfried. Reader: .|
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.