O Holy Apostle Philip,
Intercede with the merciful God
That he may grant our souls forgiveness of sins.
Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!
+ Christos Voskres! Voistinu Voskres!
From the Fathers of the Church …
St. Irenaeus of Lyon
The Word of God became man, the Son of God became the Son of Man, in order to unite man with Himself and make him, by adoption, a son of God. Only by being united to the One Who is Himself immune could we be preserved from corruption and death, and how else could this union have been achieved if He had not first become what we are? How else could what is corruptible and mortal in us have been swallowed up in His incorruptibility and immortality, to enable us to receive adoptive sonship? Therefore the Son of God, our Lord, the Word of the Father, is also the son of man; He became the son of man by human birth from Mary, a member of the human race.
The Lord Himself has given us a sign here below and in the heights of heaven, a sign that man did not ask for because he never dreamt that such a thing would be possible. A virgin was with child and she bore a son who is called Emmanuel, which means ‘God with us.’ He came down to the earth here below in search of the sheep that was lost, the sheep that was in fact His own creature, and then ascended to the heights of heaven to offer to the Father and entrust to His care the human race that He had found again. The Lord Himself became the firstfruits of the resurrection of mankind, and when its time of punishment for disobedience is over, the rest of the body, to which the whole human race belongs, will rise from the grave as the head has done. By God’s aid it will grow and be strengthened in all its joints and ligaments, each member having its own proper place in the body. There are many rooms in the Father’s house because the body has many members.
God bore patiently with man when he fell, because He foresaw the victory that would be His through the Word. Weakness allowed strength its full play, and so revealed God’s kindness and great power.
- May the Risen Lord fill your lives and your homes with every blessing on this Feast above All Feasts. Christ is Risen!
- Last Sunday, 51 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, donations $, candles $, Eparchial Appeal $. 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, Frances, Alex, Leroy, Michael.
- Hospitality signup sheet: Apr 28 – Baker family, May 5 – Prescott family, May 12 – Theresa and Darlene, May 19 – Agayofff 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.
- Special collection on Great and Holy Friday. Thank you for your generosity. If you would still like to contribute to this collection, please send your donation to the parish office, mark it as “Holy Land.”
- 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, we around $ short of reaching 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!
|Mon||Apr 22nd||9 AM Divine Liturgy. Procession around the Church.||Bright Monday. Solemn Feast.|
|Apr 24th||5:30 PM Vespers.||Bright Wednesday.|
|Apr 28th||8:30 AM Confessions.
9:10 AM Office of the 3rd Hour
9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
|Thomas’ Sunday. Cantor: Amy Seyfried. Reader: Steve Prescott.|
For Confession, please come half an hour before the scheduled services, or schedule an appointment. Bright week, the week following Pascha, is fast free.