Bulletin for 18 July 2021 – Sunday of the Fathers of the First Six Ecumenical Councils

O Holy Apostle Philip,  

Intercede with the merciful God  

That He may grant our souls forgiveness of sins.  

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Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory for ever! + Slava Isusu Christu! Slava i vo viki!   

96497D00-8A77-4B54-BFD6-B455052B8E9CFrom the Fathers of the Church…  

St. Justin the Martyr

We call this food Eucharist, and no one else is permitted to partake of it, except one who believes our teaching to be true and who has been washed in the washing which is for the remission of sins and for regeneration [i.e., has received baptism] and is thereby living as Christ enjoined. For not as common bread nor common drink do we receive these; but since Jesus Christ our Savior was made incarnate by the word of God and had both flesh and blood for our salvation, so too, as we have been taught, the food which has been made into the Eucharist by the Eucharistic prayer set down by him, and by the change of which our blood and flesh is nurtured, is both the flesh and the blood of that incarnated Jesus

St. Irenaeus of Lyon  

He has declared the cup, a part of creation, to be his own blood, from which he causes our blood to flow; and the bread, a part of creation, he has established as his own body, from which he gives increase unto our bodies. When, therefore, the mixed cup [wine and water] and the baked bread receives the Word of God and becomes the Eucharist, the body of Christ, and from these the substance of our flesh is increased and supported, how can they say that the flesh is not capable of receiving the gift of God, which is eternal life—flesh which is nourished by the body and blood of the Lord, and is in fact a member of him?.

St. Cyprian of Carthage

He [Paul] threatens, moreover, the stubborn and forward, and denounces them, saying, ‘Whosoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord unworthily, is guilty of the body and blood of the Lord’ [1 Cor. 11:27]. All these warnings being scorned and contemned—[lapsed Christians will often take Communion] before their sin is expiated, before confession has been made of their crime, before their conscience has been purged by sacrifice and by the hand of the priest, before the offense of an angry and threatening Lord has been appeased, [and so] violence is done to his body and blood; and they sin now against their Lord more with their hand and mouth than when they denied their Lord

Announcements  

  • Tithes and Donations. Last Sunday, we received in tithes $, donations $, candles $, Gift Shop $; Peter’s Pence Sp. Collection $; Eparchial Appeal $; Building Fund $. Thank you for your generosity, may God bless you always.
  • Prayer requests. Fr. Michael, Fr. Marcus, Fr. Chris, Fr. Randall, Fr. Michal, Fr. Patrik, 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.
  • Hospitality after Sunday Liturgy. Thank you to Darlene Janson and Theresa Vinciguerra for providing hospitality for us last Sunday. Hospitality signup: Jul 18 – open; July 25 – open.
  • Fireworks sale report. Our sales were $ this year. Our expenses are $, which includes the sales tax we have to pay in October. Net proceeds to benefit our parish are $. Congratulation to all who helped with this fundraiser. May God bless you abundantly for your hard work and sacrifice. The proceeds are used to pay for our annual property insurance ($ this year), cathedraticum tax, and for our operating expenses.
  • “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, 14 (plus 2 anonymous) households have participated in the Appeal, giving total of $. May God bless you for your generosity.
  • From the Eparchial Vocations Office: “Son, be of good cheer! Your sins are forgiven!” The faith of the friends of the paralytic brought healing and forgiveness. All of us can do the same in our own lives. Priests, deacons, monks and nuns are especially called to do this in the Church for the life of the world. If this may be something God is calling you to consider, contact the Vocations Office at 206-329-9219 or email: vocations@ephx.org

    Liturgical schedule  

Mon Jul 19th 5:30 PM Vespers.
Tue Jul 20th 6:30 AM Divine Liturgy. St. Elijah the Prophet
Thu Jul 22nd 6:30 AM Divine Liturgy. St. Mary Magdalene, equal to the Apostles.
Sun  

 

Jul 25th   8:30 AM Confessions.  

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.  

Blessing of Vehicles.  

9th Sunday after Pentecost. St. Anne. Tone 8. Cantor: Tim Del Castillo. Reader: Richard Agayoff.  
       

For Confession, please call Fr. Francis for an appointment, or come 30 minutes before or after scheduled services.

Fridays in general are days of penance and fasting, we observe the abstinence for meat foods. Let us remember one another as we offer our prayers and sacrifices to the Lord.

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