Bulletin for 28 Mar 2021 – Palm (Flowery) Sunday

O Holy Apostle Philip,  

Intercede with the merciful God  

That He may grant our souls forgiveness of sins.

6209E489-3377-41A9-B0DE-46070CA4F4ADGlory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! + Slava Isusu Christu! Slava i vo viki!   

From the Saints of the Church …  

St. Andrew of Crete  

… meet Christ on the Mount of Olives … [and] let us spread before his feet, not garments or soulless olive branches, which delight the eye for a few hours and then wither, but ourselves, clothed in his grace, or rather, clothed completely in him. We who have been baptized into Christ must ourselves be the garments that we spread before him. Now that the crimson stains of our sins have been washed away in the saving waters of baptism and we have become white as pure wool, let us present the conqueror of death, not with mere branches of palms but with the real rewards of his victory. Let our souls take the place of the welcoming branches as we join today in the children’s holy song: Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Blessed is the king of Israel.

St. Cyril of Jerusalem  

We proclaim the coming of Christ-not just a first coming but another as well that will be far more glorious than the first. The first took place under the sign of patient suffering; the second, on the contrary, will see Christ wearing the crown of God’s kingdom. … in his second coming Christ will be in glory surrounded by an army of angels. We hailed him at his first coming with the words, “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” and shall hail him in the same way at his second coming.


  • Tithes and Donations. Last Sunday, we received in tithes $, donations $, candles $, gift shop $, Eparchial Appeal $. 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, Emily, Margaret, Patricia.
  • “Hot meals for homeless people.” St. Philip has adopted a homeless camp off Business Loop 80 at the Marconi Ave. Auburn Blvd. exit for this year’s fast. Our goal is to provide 1 hot meal each day for everybody at the camp. There are usually between 7 and 15 people there. If you would like to help out you can contact Martin at (916) 546-8093?,or at bakerdgz@gmail.com
  • Church in the Holy Land Special Collection will be taken on Great and Holy Friday. This collection will go to the support of Christian communities in the Holy Land. Thank you for your generosity.
  • Eparchial Appeal 2021. The annual Appeal has begun. The goal for our parish is $ this year. Please submit your pledge, you can pick up pledge form in the back of the church. Please prayerfully consider what you can donate in support of our church. Let our parish goal be that we all participate in the Appeal this year. To this day, 7 households have participated in the Appeal, giving total of $. May God bless you for your generosity.
  • From the Eparchial Vocations Office: “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” Our Lord entered into Jerusalem humbly and yet as King before going to His voluntary suffering and death. Is He calling you to respond to His example by a vocation as a priest, deacon, monk or nun? Contact the Vocations Office at 206-329-9219 or email: vocations@ephx.org

    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.  

Wed Mar 31st 5:30 PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts. Holy Anointing. Great and Holy Wednesday.
Thu Apr 1st 5:30 PM Vespers with Divine Liturgy of St. Basil. Great and Holy Thursday.


Apr 2nd   8 AM Royal Hours.  

5:30 PM Vespers of Burial of Our Lord.  

Great and Holy Friday.  
Sat Apr 3rd 8 AM Jerusalem Matins. Great and Holy Saturday.


Apr 4th   9 AM Resurrection Matins.  

10 AM Divine Liturgy. Blessing of Paschal Foods.  

Pascha – Resurrection of Our Lord.  


Apr 5th   5:30 PM Divine Liturgy. Procession.   Resurrection Monday. Solemn Feast.  

For Confession, please call Fr. Francis for an appointment.

During the Great and Holy Week, we observe minimum of Wednesday abstinence from meat foods. Friday is a day of strict fast, abstinence from meat and dairy foods and one full meal and to refreshments that don’t equal full meal. Traditionally, abstinence from meat and dairy foods was observed throughout the Holy Week, with wine and oil mitigation on Holy Saturday. Let us remember one another as we offer our prayers and sacrifices to the Lord.

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