Bulletin for 16 May 2021 – Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council

O Holy Apostle Philip,  

Intercede with the merciful God  

That He may grant our souls forgiveness of sins.  

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1F1284CF-6771-46A0-8B07-20829CE506A6Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory Forever!

From the Saints of the Church …  

St. Leo the Great  

The resurrection of the Lord was truly the resurrection of a real body, because no other person was raised than he who had been crucified and died. What else was accomplished during that interval of forty days than to make our faith entire and clear of all darkness? For a while, he spoke with his disciples and remained with them, ate with them and allowed himself to be felt with careful and inquisitive touch by those who were under the influence of doubt. This was his purpose in going in to them when the doors were shut. He gave them the Holy Ghost by his breath. After giving them the light of intelligence, he opened the secrets of Holy Scripture. In his same person, he showed them the wound in the side, the prints of the nails and all the fresh tokens of the passion. He said, “See my hands and feet. It is I myself. Handle me and see. A spirit does not have flesh and bones, as you see that I have.” He did all this so that we might acknowledge that the properties of the divine and the human nature remain in him without causing a division. We now may know that the Word is not what the flesh is. We may now confess that the one Son of God is Word and flesh.  

St. Augustine of Hippo  

Our Lord, in the form of a servant, could have prayed in silence had He pleased; but He remembered that He had not only to pray, but to teach. For not only His discourse, but His prayer also, was for His disciples’ edification, yes and for ours who read the same. Father, the hour is come, shows that all time, and everything that He did or suffered to be done, was at His disposing, Who is not subject to time. Not that we must suppose that this hour came by any fatal necessity, but rather by God’s ordering. Away with the notion, that the stars could doom to death the Creator of the stars.  

Announcements  

  • Tithes and Donations. Last Sunday, we received in tithes $, donations $, candles $, Building Fund $, Home Missions $. 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. Nadezda.  
  • God With Us Online is hosting a free Webinar I Believe: a study of the Creed of the Church, on Wednesdays 8-9:30 pm April 14 – June 16. Register online. Flyers are on the bulletin board.  
  • All Souls Saturday. This week, on Saturday before the feast of Pentecost, we celebrate the last (5th) commemoration of the faithful departed.  
  • Lost Rosary. Few weeks ago, a special rosary (50 anniversary gift) was lost at church. Description: It has a gold clasp because it can be worn as a necklace as well. It has pink white clear and yellow beads. It is not like any other rosary. It has a smaller gold crucifix.  Very feminine looking. If you found it, please return to Fr. Francis. Thank you.  
  • “Hot meals for homeless people.” There is a homeless camp off Business Loop 80 at the Marconi Ave. Auburn Blvd. exit. If you would like to help provide 1 hot meal each day for everybody at the camp (there are usually between 7 and 15 people there), you can contact Martin at (916) 546-8093?,or at bakerdgz@gmail.com  
  • Eparchial Appeal 2021. 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, 11 households have participated in the Appeal, giving total of $. May God bless you for your generosity.  
  • From the Eparchial Vocations Office: “Keep them through your Name which you have given me, so that they may be one, even as we are one.” Jesus prayed that we would share in the unity of the life-creating Trinity. The Church needs men and women who are called to live this prayer out in a religious vocation. He may be calling you to become a monk, a nun, or to ordained ministry. 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.  

       

Wed  

 

May 19th 

5:30 PM Akathist.  

 

Sat  

 

May 22nd 

8 AM Divine Liturgy. Panachida.  

5th All Souls Saturday.  

Sun  

 

May 23rd  

8:30 AM Confessions.  

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.  

Pentecost Sunday. Cantor: Amy Seyfried. Reader: Steve Prescott 

 

 

 

 

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

Fridays in general are days of penance. We observe simple fast – abstinence from meat foods. Let us remember one another as we offer our prayers and sacrifices to the Lord.

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