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 Desert Fathers …
Macarius said also, ‘If you are stirred to anger when you want to reprove someone, you are gratifying your own passions. Do not lose yourself in order to save another.’
Daniel said, ‘If the body is strong, the soul weakens. If the body weakens, the soul is strong.’
The devil appeared to a monk disguised as an angel of light, and said to him, ‘I am the angel Gabriel, and I have been sent to you.’ But the monk said, ‘Are you sure you weren’t sent to someone else? I am not worthy to have an angel sent to me.’ At that the devil vanished.
The hermit said, ‘This is the way to be strong: when temptations start to speak in your mind do not answer them but get up, pray, do penance, and say “Son of God, have mercy upon me.
Some brothers from Scete visited Abba Antony. When they got into a boat to go to him, they found another elder, and he too was desirous of going there, but the brothers were not acquainted with him. While they were sitting in the boat, they were speaking sayings of the fathers and from the Scripture, then again about their handwork, but the elder remained completely silent. When they came to the anchorage, it emerged that the elder too was on his way to Abba Antony. When they got to him, he said to them, “Nice company you found in that elder,” and he said to the elder, “Nice brothers you found with you, Abba.” The elder said to him, “They are nice, but their courtyard has no gate. Whoever wishes, enters the stable and unties the ass.” He said this because they were speaking whatever came into their mouths.
- 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, 38+34 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s. We received donations in tithes $; donations $, candles $Gift Shop $, Building Fund $. Thank you for your generosity, may God bless you always.
- 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.
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.
|Mon||Nov 30th||4 PM Divine Liturgy.||Holy Apostle Andrew.|
|Fri||Dec 4th||6:30 AM Divine Liturgy.||St. Barbara the Great Martyr.|
|Dec 6th||8 AM Divine Liturgy.
9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
|27th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 2. Our Holy Father Nicholas the Wonderworker.|
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.