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
Anyone who thoroughly understands the mystery of the incarnation may say to the lawyer, “If you were skillful in the law and in the meaning of its hidden teaching, you would not forget who he is you try to tempt. You thought that he was a mere man, only man, and not God who appeared in human likeness, knows what is secret, and can look into the hearts of those who approach him. In many ways Emmanuel is depicted to you by the shadowing of Moses. You saw him there sacrificed as a lamb, yet conquering the destroyer and abolishing death by his blood. You saw him in the arrangement of the ark, in which the divine law was deposited. In his holy flesh he was as in an ark, being the Word of the Father, the Son that was begotten of him by nature. You saw him as the mercy seat in the holy tabernacle, around which stood the seraphim,” He is our mercy seat for pardon of our sins. Yes, and even as man he is glorified by the seraphim, who are the intelligent and holy powers above. They stand around his divine and exalted throne.
- Dear Parishioners and Friends, during our gatherings, please follow all health and safety precautions issued by civil authorities. Use the space to allow distance between households, follow proper way of receiving Holy Communion. Per parish guidelines, consider your and others’ safety when coming to church, if you feel sick, you can choose to follow Sunday liturgy online, or pray the Typika. When in doubt, consult your decision with your pastor/confessor. During this time, Bishop John granted dispensation to the faithful from attending Sunday services. Please know that you and your intentions are remembered on the altar at St. Philip’s. For confession and other needs, please contact Fr. Francis directly and make an appointment.
- Last Sunday, 63 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s. We received donations in tithes $; donations $, candles $, Gift Shop $, Building Fund $, Clergy Medical Collection $. Thank you for your generosity, may God bless you always.
- His Grace, +Bishop Gerald Dino, the retired bishop of our Eparchy, passed away Saturday afternoon. He had suffered multiple strokes this past week. Please remember Bishop Gerald in your prayers. May his memory be eternal!
- Happy Feast day to all of you, our parishioners and friends. May our heavenly patron Saint Philip the Apostle intercede for you and yours in all your needs.
- St. Philip’s Fast begins today. This is a season of fasting and penance in preparation for the festivities of light – the Nativity in the flesh of Our Lord God and Savoir Jesus Christ, and His Theophany. As during other penitential seasons, we turn to more intense prayer, fasting and we give alms. Old Typikons prescribe strict fast on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (no meat, no dairy), with oil and wine mitigation on other days. Fasting discipline is voluntary, you are free to fast much or little as you prepare for the feasts.
- Clergy Medical Special Collection. Thank you for your donations to support the priests of our Eparchy. We have collected total of $. May God bless you manifold for your generosity.
- If you cannot come to church for safety, health or other reasons, sanctify your Sunday at home. Join live streaming services (http://liveliturgy.com/) or pray the Typika service. Put on your Sunday clothes, silence your phone, set up your computer in your prayer corner, light a candle, open your prayer book, and join the praying church. Pray a prayer of spiritual communion. May the Lord visit you with many graces.
- Prayer requests. Fr. Michael, Fr. Marcus, Fr. Chris, Fr. Randall, Fr. Michal, Sr. Patricia, Margaret, Gary and Ingrid, Margaret, Slawomir and Oceana, Becky, Alexis, Marion, Curtis, Ronald, Jeannine, Taylor, Lorrie, Frances, Alex, Leroy, Michael, Thomas, Carol, Michael, Jennifer, John, Elizabeth, Judy, Ruth, Dimitri, Christie.
- What is “Atrium?” Also called “Catechesis of Good Shepherd,” Atrium uses Maria Montessori age appropriate hands-on approach to catechizing children. At. St. Philip’s, we have a classroom set up for the little ones to touch, see and explore what they see and hear at church. If you would like to join us with your little student or to help with other little students, ask Fr. Francis for more information. Classes will resume when the quarantine ends. Liturgical schedule
Until further notice, social distancing and health safety provisions issued by local government are in place. When at St. Philip’s follow the guidelines issued on May 31.
|Fri||Nov 20th||6:30 AM Divine Liturgy.||+Bishop Gerald|
|Sat||Nov 21st||9 AM Divine Liturgy.||Entrance of the Holy Mother of God into the Temple. Solemn Feast.|
|Nov 22nd||8 AM Divine Liturgy.
10 AM Divine Liturgy.
|25th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 8.|
For Confession, please call Fr. Francis for an appointment.
During St. Philip’s Fast, we are invited to take on additional penances and pray, fast and give alms, in preparation for Christmas. Fridays in general are days of fasting and penance, we observe abstinence from meat foods. Let us remember one another as we offer our sacrifices to God.