Bulletin for Dec. 22, 2019 – Sunday of the Ancestors

O Holy Apostle Philip,

Intercede with the merciful God

That he may grant our souls forgiveness of sins.


Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory for ever! + Slava Isusu Christu! Slava i vo viki!  

Christ is Born! Glorify Him! + Chritos Razdajetsja! Slavite Jeho!

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government will be upon his shoulder, and his name will be called “Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

(Isaiah the Prophet)



  • Last Sunday, 36 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, Donations $, Building fund $. 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. Stephen, Fr. Michael, Fr. Mel, Fr. Marcus, Fr. Chris, Fr. Randall, Fr. Michal, Sr. Patricia, Br. Gideon, Gary and Ingrid, Margaret and Don, Margaret, Oceana, Becky, Alexis, Marion, Curtis, Ronald, Jeannine, Taylor, Lorrie, Frances, Alex, Leroy, Michael, Adam, Thomas, Ellen, Ernestina, Carol, Nash, Michael, Jennifer.
  • Hospitality signup sheet: Dec 22 – Amy Seyfried, Dec 29open, Jan 5open, Jan 12Prescott family. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the signup sheet is in the parish hall. Thank you to Darlene Janson who provided hospitality for us last Sunday.
  • Ordination to the Subdiaconate of our Tim Belke, by Most Reverend Bishop John Pazak of the Holy Protection of Mary Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Phoenix, will take place on January 12, here at St. Philip the Apostle Church. Mark your calendars, more details to follow.
  • Special collection – Retirement Fund for Religious. If you would like to support our retired religious, you can still make donation, please mark it “Retired Religious.” May God bless you in abundance for your generosity. This collection is managed by USCCB and it directly supports the care for the US religious who are retired from active ministry.
  • Visit our gift shop for last minute Christmas gifts.
  • Our Nut Rolls (and some other kind) are on sale, great prices. Use them for your Christmas meal or keep them frozen for later, now is time to take them home. Everything must go! For service, ask Amy, Father Francis, Darlene or Elizabeth.
  • 2019 ONLINE EDUCATIONAL OFFERINGS – All courses are offered as live webinars, free of charge. Register at:  www.EasternCatholic.org/eventsThe Gift of God – by Rev. David Anderson; Preparing for the Feast of the Nativity, Wednesday, you can find the recording on https://vimeo.com/380559505Baptized into Christ The Mystery of Initiation & Identity of the People of God – by Rev. Sebastian Carnazzo, Wednesdays, January 8, 15, & 22 @5:00-6:00 pm PST

    Liturgical schedule

Tue Dec 24th


7 AM Royal Hours of the Nativity.

3 PM Vespers with Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil.

9:30 PM Great Compline.

Vigil of Christmas.

Day of strict fast.



Dec 25th


9:00 AM Canon of Matins.

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

Nativity of Our Lord. Holy Day of Obligation.


Dec 26th 9:30 AM Divine Liturgy. Synaxis to the Theotokos. Solemn Feast.


Dec 27th 7 AM Divine Liturgy. Stephen the First Martyr.


Dec 29th 8:30 AM Confessions.

9:10 AM Office of the 3rd Hour

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.


Sunday after Christmas – memory of David, Joseph, and James (29). Tone 4. Cantor: Tim Del Castillo. Reader: Steve Prescott.
Wed Jan 1st 9:30 AM Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil. Circumcision of Our Lord. Solemn Feast. Saint Basil the Great.


Jan 3rd 7 AM Royal Hours of the Theophany. Simple Fast.


Jan 5th 8:30 AM Confessions.

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

1 PM Great Vespers of Theophany. Blessing of water.

Sunday before the Theophany (30). Vigil of the Theophany. Cantor: Amy Seyfried. Reader: Richard Agayoff.
Mon Jan 6th 5:30 PM Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil. Theophany of Our Lord. Holy Day of Obligation.

For Confession, please come half an hour before the scheduled services, or schedule an appointment.During St. Philip’s fast we observe at minimum abstinence from meat foods on Wednesdays and Fridays. Vigil of Nativity (Dec 24) is a day of strict fast and abstinence from meat and dairy foods. Let us remember one another as we offer our prayers and sacrifices to God.

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