Bulletin for Apr. 14, 2014 – Palm (Flowery) Sunday

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. Andrew of Crete

6209E489-3377-41A9-B0DE-46070CA4F4AD…In his humility Christ entered the dark regions of our fallen world and he is glad that he became so humble for our sake, glad that he came and lived among us and shared in our nature in order to raise us up again to himself. And even though we are told that he has now ascended above the highest heavens—the proof, surely, of his power and godhead—his love for man will never rest until he has raised our earthbound nature from glory to glory, and made it one with his own in heaven. So let us spread before his feet, not garments of 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.

Announcements

  • Last Sunday, 50 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, donations $, candles $. Thank you for supporting our church, may God bless you abundantly for your generosity.
  • Please consider making St. Philip’s parish a part of your estate planning.
  • Prayer requests. Fr. Marcus, Fr. Chris, Fr. Randall, Fr. Ted, Sr. Patricia, Gary and Ingrid, Margaret and Don, Walter, Adam, Margaret, Oceana, Becky, Alexis, Marion, Curtis, Ronald, Jeannine, Taylor, Lorrie, Frances, Alex, Stefan, Leroy, Iveta, Michael.
  • Hospitality signup sheet: Apr 21Pascha potluck. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the signup sheet is in the parish hall. Thank you to Prescott family for providing hospitality for us last Sunday.
  • Special collection on Great and Holy Friday. This annual collection benefits the Christian communities in the Holy Land. Thank you for your generosity.
  • Fish-Fry and Pirohy Dinner. Thank you for a beautiful and enjoyable evening with plenty good food. May God grant to our Fish Fry Pirohy crew many blessed years. And thank you all who came to enjoy a good dinner at our church.
  • Eparchial Appeal 2019 update. According to the most recent report from the Eparchy, 10 households have pledged or donated to the Appeal so far, we have reached 60% of our goal, we around $ short of reaching our goal. Please send your pledges and donations directly to the Bishop’s office in Phoenix, AZ, make checks payable to the Eparchy of Phoenix, write “Eparchial Appeal 2019” in the memo. Please support the Appeal to the best of your financial ability. But please, support it!
  • Upcoming:   *April 21 – Pascha – Matins start at 9 AM – Divine Liturgy at 10-ish – blessing of foods – potluck – egg hunt – pysanki contest.Liturgical schedule
Wed

 

Apr 17th 5:30 PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts. Holy Anointing. Great and holy Wednesday.
Thu

 

Apr 18th 5:30 PM Vespers with Divine Liturgy of St. Basil. Great and Holy Thursday.
Fri

 

Apr 19th 5:30 PM Vespers of the Burial of Our Lord. Great and Holy Friday.
Sat

 

Apr 20th 8:00 AM Jerusalem Matins. Great and Holy Saturday.
Sun Apr 21st 9 AM Resurrection Matins.

10 AM Divine Liturgy. Blessing of Paschal Foods.

Pascha – Resurrection of Our Lord. Reader: Tim Belke.
Mon Apr 22nd 9 AM Divine Liturgy. Bright Monday.
       
Wed

 

Apr 24th 5:30 PM Vespers. Bright Wednesday.
Sun

 

Apr 28th 8:30 AM Confessions.

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

Thomas’ Sunday. Cantor: Amy Seyfried. Reader: Steve Prescott.

For Confession, please come half an hour before the scheduled services, or schedule an appointment. We observe abstinence from meat foods at minimum during holy week. Great and Holy Friday is a day of strict fast (no meat and dairy foods, one full meal and two smaller meals throughout the day).  Let us remember one another as we offer our prayers and sacrifices to God.

Bright week, the week following Pascha, is fast free.

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Bulletin for Apr. 7, 2019

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!  

imageFrom the Fathers of the Church …

A soldier asked Abba Mius if God accepted repentance. After the old man had taught him many things he said, “Tell me, my dear, if your cloak is torn, do you throw it away?” He replied, “No, I mend it and use it again.” The old man said to him, “If you are so careful about your cloak, will not God be equally careful about his creature?”

St. Ambrose of Milan

But nothing causes such exceeding grief as when anyone, lying under the captivity of sin, calls to mind from where he has fallen, because he turned aside to carnal and earthly things, instead of directing his mind in the beautiful ways of the knowledge of God. So you find Adam concealing himself, when he knew that God was present and wishing to be hidden when called by God with that voice which wounded the soul of him who was hiding: “Adam, where art thou?” That is to say, Why do you hide yourself? Why are you concealed? Why do you avoid Him Whom you once longed to see? A guilty conscience is so burdensome that it punishes itself without a judge, and wishes for covering, and yet is bare before God.

St. John of Karpathos

Do all in your power not to fall, for the strong athlete should not fall. But if you do fall, get up again at once and continue the contest. Even if you fall a thousand times because of the withdrawal of God’s grace, rise up again each time, and keep on doing so until the day of your death. For it is written, “If a righteous man fall seven times” – that is, repeatedly throughout his life – seven times “shall he rise again” (Proverbs 24:16). So long as you hold fast, with tears and prayer, to the weapon of the monastic habit, you will be counted among those that stand upright, even though you fall again and again. So long as you remain a monk, you will be like a brave soldier who faces the blows of the enemy; and God will commend you, because even when struck you refused to surrender or run away. But if you give up the monastic life, running away like a coward and a deserter, the enemy will strike you in the back; and you will lose your freedom of communion with God.

St. John Climacus

Do not be surprised that you fall every day; do not give up, but stand your ground courageously. And assuredly the angel who guards you will honor your patience, While a wound is still fresh and warm it is easy to heal, but old, neglected and festering ones are hard to cure, and require for their care much treatment, cutting, plastering and cauterization. Many from long neglect become incurable. But with God all things are possible…

Announcements

  • Last Sunday, 39 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, donations $, candles $, parking lot rental $. Thank you for supporting our church, may God bless you abundantly for your generosity.
  • Please consider making St. Philip’s parish a part of your estate planning.
  • Prayer requests. Fr. Marcus, Fr. Chris, Fr. Randall, Fr. Ted, Fr. Peter, Fr. Michal, Sr. Patricia, Gary and Ingrid, Margaret and Don, Walter, Adam, Margaret, Oceana, Becky, Alexis, Marion, Curtis, Ronald, Jeannine, Taylor, Lorrie, Frances, Alex, Stefan, Leroy, Iveta, Michael.
  • Hospitality signup sheet: Apr 7 – Murin family, Apr 14open, Apr 21Pascha potluck, Apr 28open. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the signup sheet is in the parish hall. Thank you to the Prescott family for providing hospitality for us last Sunday.
  • Fish-Fry and Pirohy Dinner is on Saturday, April 13, at 4:30 PM. Invite family, friends, and neighbors.
  • Thank you to our cleaning crew who gave of their time and energy yesterday and came to mop, wash, and straighten up few things here at St. Philip’s. May God bless you always.
  • Eparchial Appeal 2019 update. According to the most recent report from the Eparchy, 10 households have pledged or donated to the Appeal so far, we have reached 60% of our goal. Please send your pledges and donations directly to the Bishop’s office in Phoenix, AZ, make checks payable to the Eparchy of Phoenix, write “Eparchial Appeal 2019” in the memo. Please support the Appeal to the best of your financial ability. But please, support it!
  • Upcoming:    *April 13 – St. Philip’s Fish Fry and Pirohy Dinner.

    *Pascha – Matins start at 9 AM – Divine Liturgy at 10-ish – blessing of foods – potluck – egg hunt – pysanki contest.

    Liturgical schedule

       
Wed

 

Apr 10th 5:30 PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.  
Sat

 

Apr 13th 9:00 AM Divine Liturgy. Lazarus’ Saturday.
Sun Apr 14th 8:30 AM Confessions.

9:10 AM Office of the 3rdHour. Blessing of palms and willows, procession.

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

Palm Sunday. Tone 6.Cantor: Amy Seyfried. Reader: .
       

For Confession, please come half an hour before the scheduled services, or schedule an appointment. At minimum, on Wednesdays and Fridays of the Great Fast we observe abstinence from meat foods. Let us remember one another as we offer our prayers and sacrifices to God.

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Bulletin for Mar. 30, 2019

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. John Climacus

EDFA2235-87A5-4E6D-B316-1A92FDFF4208Fear is a childish feeling of the adult but empty soul. Fear is really a lack of faith that becomes obvious when we think of what unforeseen things might happen. It is lack of trust in God. The proud soul is a slave to fear precisely because it trusts in itself and so shudders at any noise or any shadow. Those who are contrite for their sins have no fear. So if there are places where you are normally afraid to go, do not hesitate to frequent them even at dead of night, armed with prayer. Your fear is a childish and ridiculous thing, but if you give way to it only a little, it will take root in your heart and stay with you. So arm yourself with prayer and when you reach the spot lambaste the enemy in the name of Jesus. There is no stronger weapon in earth or heaven than that. And when you are cured of your fear, sing the praises of the One who has freed you. If you thank him, he will always protect you. Sometimes only the body is afraid and the fear has not spread to the soul, then you are nearly cured. The one who serves God, fears his Lord and no other. The one who does not fear his Lord is scared even of his own shadow.

…But Adam did not wish to say, “I sinned,” but said rather the contrary of this and placed the blame for the transgression upon God Who created everything “very good,” saying to Him, “The woman whom Thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree and I ate.” And after him she also placed the blame upon the serpent, and they did not wish at all to repent and, falling down before the Lord God, beg forgiveness of Him. For this, God banished them from Paradise, as from a royal palace, to live in this world as exiles. At that time also He decreed that a flaming sword should be turned and should guard the entrance into Paradise. And God did not curse Paradise, since it was the image of the future unending life of the eternal Kingdom of Heaven. If it were not for this reason, it would have been fitting to curse it most of all, since within it was performed the transgression of Adam. But God did not do this, but cursed only the whole rest of the earth, which also was corrupt and brought forth everything by itself; and this was in order that Adam might not have any longer a life free from exhausting labors and sweat…

Announcements

  • Last Sunday, 60 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, donations $, candles $, book sale $. Thank you for supporting our church, may God bless you abundantly for your generosity.
  • Please consider making St. Philip’s parish a part of your estate planning.
  • Prayer requests. Fr. Marcus, Fr. Chris, Fr. Randall, Fr. Ted, Sr. Patricia, Gary and Ingrid, Margaret and Don, Walter, Adam, Margaret, Oceana, Becky, Alexis, Marion, Curtis, Ronald, Jeannine, Taylor, Lorrie, Frances, Alex, Stefan, Leroy, Iveta, Michael.
  • Hospitality signup sheet: Mar 31 – Prescott family, Apr 7Murin family, Apr 14open, Apr 21Pascha potluck. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the signup sheet is in the parish hall. Thank you to Darlene Janson for providing hospitality for us last Sunday.
  • Cleaning Day. Next Saturday, following the Akathistos prayer, we will clean the church and hall. Please come help for 2-3 hours.
  • Fish-Fry and Pirohy Dinner is on Saturday, April 13, at 4 PM (adults $12, children $6, family $35). Invite family, friends, and neighbors.
  • Thank you to our pirohy makers who worked hard all day yesterday. May God grant you many blessed years for giving of your time and energy for our parish. We have plenty of dough left if you are willing to make some at home, see Fr. Francis for instructions and supplies today!
  • Eparchial Appeal 2019 began in January. Few weeks ago, you received the pledge form and information for the appeal, either by mail or in the Sunday bulletin. Please send your pledges and donations directly to the Bishop’s office in Phoenix, AZ, make checks payable to the Eparchy of Phoenix, write “Eparchial Appeal 2019” in the memo. Our parish goal is set for $ per household. Please support the Appeal to the best of your financial ability. But please, support it!
  • Upcoming:    *April 6 – Akathistos Saturday

    *April 13 – St. Philip’s Fish Fry and Pirohy Dinner.

 

Liturgical schedule

       
Wed

 

Apr 3rd 5:30 PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.  
Sat

 

Apr 6th 3 PM Akathistos to the Holy Mother of God. Akathistos Saturday.
Sun Apr 7th 8:30 AM Confessions.

9:10 AM Office of the 3rdHour.

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great.

Fifth Sunday of the Great Fast. Tone 4. Cantor: Tim Del Castillo. Reader: Steve Prescott.
       

For Confession, please come half an hour before the scheduled services, or schedule an appointment. At minimum, on Wednesdays and Fridays of the Great Fast we observe abstinence from meat foods. Let us remember one another as we offer our prayers and sacrifices to God.

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Bulletin for March 24, 2019


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. Caesarius of Arles

imageWhat does this mean, “take up a cross”? It means he will bear with whatever is troublesome, and in this very act he will be following me. When he has begun to follow me according to my teaching and precepts, he will find many people contradicting him and standing in his way, many who not only deride but even persecute him. Moreover, this is true, not only of pagans who are outside the church, but also of those who seem to be in it visibly, but are outside of it because of the perversity of their deeds. Although these glory in merely the title of Christian, they continually persecute faithful Christians. Such belong to the members of the church in the same way that bad blood is in the body. Therefore, if you wish to follow Christ, do not delay in carrying his cross; tolerate sinners, but do not yield to them. Do not let the false happiness of the wicked corrupt you. You do well to despise all things for the sake of Christ, in order that you may be fit for his companionship.

St. Augustine of Hippo

Turn, rather, to these teachings, my very dear friend: take up your cross and follow the Lord. For, when I noticed that you were being slowed down in your divine purpose by your preoccupation with domestic cares, I felt that you were being carried and dragged along by your cross rather than that you were carrying it. What else does the cross mean than the mortality of this flesh? This is our very own cross which the Lord commands us to carry that we may be as well armed as possible in following him. We suffer momentarily until death is swallowed up in victory. Then this cross itself will be crucified. The cross will be nailed to the fear of God, We would hardly be able to carry it now if it forever resisted us with free and unfettered limbs. There is no other way for you to follow the Lord except by carrying it, for how can you follow him if you are not his?

Announcements

  • Last Sunday, 44 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, donations $, Wine Tasting Fundraiser $. Thank you for supporting our church, may God bless you abundantly for your generosity.
  • Please consider making St. Philip’s parish a part of your estate planning.
  • Prayer requests. Fr. Marcus, Fr. Chris, Fr. Randall, Fr. Ted, Sr. Patricia, Gary and Ingrid, Margaret and Don, Walter, Adam, Margaret, Oceana, Becky, Alexis, Marion, Curtis, Ronald, Jeannine, Taylor, Lorrie, Rosa, Frances, Alex, Stefan, Leroy, David.
  • Hospitality signup sheet: Mar 24 – Darlene Janson, Mar 31Prescott family. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the signup sheet is in the parish hall. Thank you to Pacheco family for providing hospitality for us last Sunday.
  • Pirohy Party is on Saturday, March 30, at 9:30 AM, following the All Souls Divine Liturgy. All are welcome, please let Fr. Francis know if you plan to help. Our pirohy makers have ambitious goal to make enough pirohy to feed our fish fry crowd. Don’t miss this opportunity to help our parish. Thank you.
  • Fish-Fry and Pirohy Dinner is on Saturday, April 13. Invite family, friends, neighbors.
  • Eparchial Appeal 2019 began in January. Few weeks ago, you received the pledge form and information for the appeal, either by mail or in the Sunday bulletin. Please send your pledges and donations directly to the Bishop’s office in Phoenix, AZ, make checks payable to the Eparchy of Phoenix, write “Eparchial Appeal 2019” in the memo. Our parish goal is set for $ per household. Please support the Appeal to the best of your financial ability. But please, support it!
  • Upcoming:    *March 30 – Fourth All Souls Saturday

    *April 13 – St. Philip’s Fish Fry and Pirohy Dinner.

    Liturgical schedule

       
Mon

 

Mar 25th 5:30 PM Divine Liturgy. Annunciation to the Theotokos. Solemn Feast.
Sat

 

Mar 30th 8:00 AM Divine Liturgy. Panachida. Fourth All Souls Saturday.
Sun Mar 31st 8:30 AM Confessions.

9:10 AM Office of the 3rdHour.

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great.

Fourth Sunday of the Great Fast. Tone 4. Cantor: Amy Seyfried. Reader: Tim Del Castillo.
       

For Confession, please come half an hour before the scheduled services, or schedule an appointment. At minimum, on Wednesdays and Fridays of the Great Fast we observe abstinence from meat foods. Let us remember one another as we offer our prayers and sacrifices to God.

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Bulletin for Mar. 17, 2019

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. 8B8CB81A-10DA-4C9D-A181-58CAC8284A19.jpeg

Venerable Bede

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 and 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.

Announcements

  • Last Sunday, 34 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, donations $, candles $. Thank you for supporting our church, may God bless you abundantly for your generosity.
  • Please consider making St. Philip’s parish a part of your estate planning.
  • Prayer requests. Fr. Marcus, Fr. Chris, Fr. Randall, Fr. Ted, Sr. Patricia, Gary and Ingrid, Margaret and Don, Walter, Adam, Margaret, Oceana, Becky, Alexis, Marion, Curtis, Ronald, Jeannine, Taylor, Lorrie, Rosa, Frances, Alex, Stefan, Leroy, David.
  • Hospitality signup sheet: Mar 17 – Pacheco family, Mar 24Darlene Janson, Mar 31Prescott family. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the signup sheet is in the parish hall. Thank you to Baker family for providing hospitality for us last Sunday.
  • Eparchial Appeal 2019 began in January. Few weeks ago, you received the pledge form and information for the appeal, either by mail or in the Sunday bulletin. Please send your pledges and donations directly to the Bishop’s office in Phoenix, AZ, make checks payable to the Eparchy of Phoenix, write “Eparchial Appeal 2019” in the memo. Our parish goal is set for $ per household. Please support the Appeal to the best of your financial ability. But please, support it!
  • Inaugural Lay Conference, “Growing in the Image and Likeness of God: Eastern Spirituality in the Modern World” featuring Fr. Stephen Freeman, Jonathan Pageau and Fr. Deacon Daniel Dozier. May 17-18, Demetrius Hall, Seattle. “… a Fantastic opportunity to gather with fellow Christians and great speakers to be enriched by the great gift of Eastern Christian Spirituality and how it offers answers to the challenges of modernity. This conference is not academic in focus. It is our sincere hope this event will assist all Christians seeking to deepen their spiritual life to grow in the Image and Likeness of God.” For more information, visit:https://www.shared-inheritance.com/
  • Upcoming:   

*March 23 – Third All Souls Saturday.

*March 30 – Fourth All Souls Saturday

*April 13 – St. Philip’s Fish Fry and Pirohy Dinner.

Liturgical schedule

       
Wed

 

Mar 20th 5:30 PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.  
Sat

 

Mar 23rd 8:00 AM Divine Liturgy. Panachida. Third All Souls Saturday.
Sun Mar 24th 8:30 AM Confessions.

9:10 AM Office of the 3rdHour.

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great.

Third Sunday of the Great Fast – Veneration of the Holy and Life Giving Cross of Our Lord. Tone 3. Cantor: Tim Del Castillo. Reader: Tim Belke.
       

For Confession, please come half an hour before the scheduled services, or schedule an appointment. At minimum, on Wednesdays and Fridays of the Great Fast we observe abstinence from meat foods. Let us remember one another as we offer our prayers and sacrifices to God.

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Bulletin for Mar. 10, 2019- Sunday of Orthodoxy

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. John of Damascus

Of old, God the incorporeal and uncircumscribed was never depicted. Now, however, when God is seen clothed in flesh, and conversing with men (Bar. 3:38), I make an image of the God whom I see. I do not worship matter, I worship the God of matter, who became matter for my sake, and deigned to inhabit matter, who worked out my salvation through matter. I will not cease from honoring that matter which works my salvation. I venerate it, though not as God. How could God be born out of lifeless things? And if God’s body is God by union, it is immutable. The nature of God remains the same as before, the flesh created in time is quickened by a logical and reasoning soul. I honor all matter besides, and venerate it. Through it, filled, as it were, with a divine power and grace, my salvation has come to me. Was not the thrice happy and thrice blessed wood of the Cross matter? Was not the sacred and holy mountain of Calvary matter? What of the life-giving rock, the Holy Sepulcher, the source of our resurrection: was it not matter? Is not the most holy book of the Gospels matter? Is not the blessed table matter which gives us the Bread of Life? Are not the gold and silver matter, out of which crosses and altar-plate and chalices are made? And before all these things, is not the Body and Blood of Our Lord matter? Either do away with the veneration and worship due to all these things or submit to the tradition of the Church in the worship of images, honoring God and His friends, and following in this the grace of the Holy Spirit. Do not despise matter, for it is not despicable.

From the Desert Fathers …

Abba Poemen said, “Just as smoke drives the bees away and also takes the sweetness out of their work, so bodily ease drives the fear of God from the soul and dissipates all its activity. +++

Abba Joseph asked Abba Poemen: “How should we fast?” And Abba Poemen said: “I myself think it’s good to eat every day a little at a time so as not to get full.” Abba Joseph said: “Well, when you were young, didn’t you used to fast for two days at a time?” And the old man said: “Believe me, indeed I did, for three days, and even a week. But the great elders tried all of this and found that it is good to eat every day a little less each time. In this way, they showed us the royal highway, for it is light and easy. +++

Once two brothers went to visit an old man. It was not the old man’s habit, however, to eat every day. When he saw the brothers, he welcomed them with joy, and said: “Fasting has its own reward, but if you eat for the sake of love, you satisfy two commandments, for you give up your own will and also fulfill the commandment to refresh others.” +++

Announcements

  • Last Sunday, 52 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, donations $, candles $, Parking Lot Lease $. Thank you for supporting our church, may God bless you abundantly for your generosity.
  • Please consider making St. Philip’s parish a part of your estate planning.
  • Prayer requests. Fr. Marcus, Fr. Chris, Fr. Randall, Fr. Ted, Sr. Patricia, Gary and Ingrid, Margaret and Don, Walter, Adam, Margaret, Oceana, Becky, Alexis, Marion, Curtis, Ronald, Jeannine, Taylor, Lorrie, Rosa, Frances, Alex, Stefan, Leroy, David.
  • Hospitality signup sheet: Mar 10 – Baker family, Mar 17Pacheco family, Mar 24Darlene Janson, Mar 31Prescott family. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the signup sheet is in the parish hall. Thank you to Del Castillo family for providing hospitality for us last Sunday.
  • Second All Souls Saturday is on March 16. If you would like you departed family members remembered in the panachida, please submit the list of names for your family to the parish office (write your family name on top, then first names of all the persons you wish to be remembered). Each family is asked to renew their commitment to pray for all souls before the First All Souls Saturday.
  • Eparchial Appeal 2019 began in January. Few weeks ago, you received the pledge form and information for the appeal, either by mail or in the Sunday bulletin. Please send your pledges and donations directly to the Bishop’s office in Phoenix, AZ, make checks payable to the Eparchy of Phoenix, write “Eparchial Appeal 2019” in the memo. Our parish goal is set for $ per household. Please support the Appeal to the best of your financial ability. But please, support it!
  • Upcoming:   * March 16 – Second All Souls Saturday.

    *April 13 – St. Philip’s Fish Fry and Pirohy Dinner.

    Liturgical schedule

       
Wed

 

Mar 13th 5:30 PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.  
Sat

 

Mar 16th 8:00 AM Divine Liturgy. Panachida. Second All Souls Saturday.
Sun Mar 17th 8:30 AM Confessions.

9:10 AM Office of the 3rd Hour.

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great.

Second Sunday of the Great Fast. Tone 2. Cantor: Amy Seyfried. Reader: Richard Agayoff.
       

For Confession, please come half an hour before the scheduled services, or schedule an appointment. At minimum, on Wednesdays and Fridays of the Great Fast we observe abstinence from meat foods. Let us remember one another as we offer our prayers and sacrifices to God.

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Bulletin for March 3, 2019 – Forgiveness Sunday

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!  

ExpelledFromParadise

From the Fathers of the Church …

St. Isaac the Syrian

If the lawyer Himself fasts, how can any of those who have to obey the Law, be exempt from fasting? This is why the human race knew no victory before fasting, and the devil was never defeated by our nature as it is: but this weapon has indeed deprived the devil of strength from the outset. As soon as the devil sees someone possessed of this weapon, fear straightway falls on this adversary and tormentor of ours, who remembers and thinks of his defeat by the Savior in the wilderness; his strength is at once destroyed and the sight of the weapon, given us by the Supreme Leader, burns him up. A man armed with the weapon of fasting is always afire with zeal. He who remains therein, keeps his mind steadfast and ready to meet and repel all violent passions.

Announcements

  • Last Sunday, 54 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, donations $, candles $. Thank you for supporting our church, may God bless you abundantly for your generosity.
  • Please consider making St. Philip’s parish a part of your estate planning.
  • Prayer requests. Fr. Marcus, Fr. Chris, Fr. Randall, Fr. Ted, Sr. Patricia, Gary and Ingrid, Margaret and Don, Walter, Adam, Margaret, Oceana, Becky, Alexis, Marion, Curtis, Ronald, Jeannine, Taylor, Lorrie, Rosa, Frances, Alex, Stefan, Leroy, David.
  • Hospitality signup sheet: Mar 3 – Del Castillo family, Mar 10Baker family, Mar 17 Pacheco family, Mar 24Darlene Janson, Mar 31Prescott family. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the signup sheet is in the parish hall. Thank you to Murin family for providing hospitality for us last Sunday.
  • Fasting. First day of the Great Fast is a day of strict fast. All the faithful of the Eparchy, ages 18-65, are to abstain from meat and dairy foods, eat one full meal a day and two small meals. Persons who are ill, pregnant and nursing mothers, children and the elderly can modify their fast. The same fast is observed on Great and Holy Friday (April 19). Wednesdays and Fridays of the Great Fast are days of simple abstinence from meat foods for all the faithful who receive Holy Communion. These provisions represent the minimum fasting discipline for the faithful of our Eparchy.
  • Day Light Savings time change is next week, March 10, move your clocks one hour ahead (you will sleep less that night).
  • Second All Souls Saturday is on March 16. If you would like your departed family members remembered in the panachida, please submit the list of names for your family to the parish office (write your family name on top, then first names of all the persons you wish to be remembered). Each family is asked to renew their commitment to pray for all souls before the First All Souls Saturday.
  • Eparchial Appeal 2019 began in January. Few weeks ago, you received the pledge form and information for the appeal, either by mail or in the Sunday bulletin. Again this year, we are requested to send our pledges and donations directly to the Bishop’s office in Phoenix, AZ, and our checks are to be made out to the Eparchy of Phoenix, write “Eparchial Appeal 2019” in the memo. Our parish goal is set for $ per household. Please support the Appeal to the best of your financial ability. But please, support it!
  • Upcoming:  

* March 3 – Forgiveness Vespers

* March 4 – Great Fast begins

*March 7 – First Liturgy of the Pre-sanctified Gifts

*March 16 – Second All Souls Saturday

*April 13 – St. Philip’s Fish Fry and Pirohy Dinner

Liturgical schedule

Wed Mar 6th 5:30 PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.
Sat Mar 9th 8:00 AM Divine Liturgy. Miracle of St.Theodore Tiron. 40 Martyrs of Sebaste.
Sun Mar 10th 8:30 AM Confessions. 9:10 AM Office of the 3rd Hour. 9:30 AM Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great. First Sunday of the Great Fast. Tone 1. Cantor: Tim Del Castillo. Reader: Steve Prescott.
       

For Confession, please come half an hour before the scheduled services, or schedule an appointment. At minimum, on Wednesdays and Fridays of the Great Fast we observe abstinence from meat foods. Let us remember one another as we offer our prayers and sacrifices to God.

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