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. Clement of Alexandria
The physician’s art, according to Democritus, heals the diseases of the body; wisdom frees the soul from its obsessions. But the good Instructor, Wisdom, who is the Word of the Father who assumed human flesh, cares for the whole nature of his creature. The all-sufficient Physician of humanity, the Savior, heals both body and soul conjointly. “Stand up,” he commanded the paralytic; “take the bed on which you lie, and go home”; and immediately the paralytic received strength.
We are also informed, that many sicknesses of body arise from sins, and therefore perhaps sins are first remitted, that the causes of sickness being taken away, health may be restored. For men are afflicted by fleshly troubles for five causes, in order to increase their merits, as Job and the Martyrs; or to preserve their lowliness, as Paul by the messenger of Satan; or that they may perceive amid correct their sins, as Miriam, the sister of Moses, and this paralytic; or for the glory of God, as the man born blind and Lazarus; or as the beginnings of the pains of damnation, as Herod and Antiochus. But wonderful is the virtue of the divine power, where without the least interval of time, by time command of the Savior, a speedy health accompanies His words. Wherefore there follows: Insomuch that they were all amazed. Leaving the greater thing, that is, the remission of sins, they only wonder at that which is apparent, that is, the health of the body.
- 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. Dispensation from Sunday attendance given by Bishop John for the faithful of our Eparchy is in effect at this time. 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.
- Tithes and Donations. Last Sunday, we received in tithes $, donations $, Building Fund $, candles $, Church in Eastern Europe $. Thank you for your generosity, may God bless you always.
- 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, Viktoria.
- All Souls Saturday. Next all souls is on March 6. If you have not sent your family list for all souls to the office, you can do so by email, or place it in the collection basket.
- Special Collection for Aide for the church in Central & Eastern Europe.If you would like to support this collection, please mark your donation “Church in Eastern Europe.”
- Great Fast. Minimum fasting discipline for the faithful of our Eparchy is meatless Wednesdays and Fridays. Traditionally, we fast from meat and dairy for the entire Great Fast and Holy Week, allowing for oil, fish and/or wine on the weekends and some festal days.
- From the Eparchial Vocations office: Answering God’s Call: “Where your treasure is, your heart will be also”. It is easy to mistake what our true treasure is, and we need wisdom and insight to see clearly. Our kontakion tells us that God is the “guide to wisdom and giver of insight”. Is he guiding you to see that a vocation to the religious or ordained life is for you? As you pray and seek wisdom, consider contacting the Vocations Office at 206-329-9219 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lenten talks by Fr. Chris Zugger, a retired priest of our Eparchy: March 2 – on the Passion of Christ; March 16 – The Seven Last Words of Christ from the Cross. Both talks start at 6:30 PM Mountain Time, on Youtube at OLPH Media; you can watch live online or at your convenience.
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.
|Wed||Mar 3rd||5:30 PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.|
|Sat||Mar 6th||8 AM Divine Liturgy.||Third All-Souls Saturday.|
|8:30 AM Confessions.
9:30 AM Divine Liturgy of St. Basil.
|Third Sunday of the Great Fast – Veneration of the Holy Cross. Tone 7.|
For Confession, please call Fr. Francis for an appointment.
During the Great Fast, Wednesday and Friday abstinence from meat foods is the minimum fasting discipline. Let us remember one another as we offer our prayers and sacrifices to the Lord.