Bulletin for Nov. 22, 2020

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 to Him forever!

+ Slava Isusu Christu! Slava i vo viki!   

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From the Desert Fathers …  

A brother asked Abba Poemen: “I have committed a serious sin and I want to repent for three years.” The elder said to him: “It is a long time.” “For a year, then?” said the brother to him, and again the elder said to him: “It is a long time.” They who were present began saying: “How about forty days?” and again he said: “It is a long time,” but he said: “I am telling you that if a person repent with his whole heart and does not go on to commit the sin again, even in three days God will receive him.”  

St. Maximus the Confessor  

Every genuine confession humbles the soul. When it takes the form of thanksgiving, it teaches the soul that it has been delivered by the grace of God. When it takes the form of self-accusation, it teaches the soul that it is guilty of crimes through its own deliberate indolence.

Confession takes two forms. According to the one, we give thanks for blessings received; according to the other, we bring to light and examine what we have done wrong. We use the term confession both for the grateful appreciation of the blessings we have received through divine favor, and for the admission of the evil actions of which we are guilty. Both forms produce humility. For he who thanks God for blessings and he who examines himself for his offences are both humbled. The first judges himself unworthy of what he has been given; the second implores forgiveness for his sin.

Announcements  

  • 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. During this time, Bishop John granted dispensation to the faithful from attending Sunday services. 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.
  • Last Sunday, 21+41 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s. We received donations in tithes $; donations $, candles $, Gift Shop $, Building Fund $, Clergy Medical Collection $. Thank you for your generosity, may God bless you always.
  • His Grace, +Bishop Gerald Dino, the retired bishop of our Eparchy, passed away Saturday, Nov. 14. Please remember Bishop Gerald in your prayers. May his memory be eternal!
  • If you cannot come to church for safety, health or other reasons, sanctify your Sunday at home. Join live streaming services (http://liveliturgy.com/) or pray the Typika service. Put on your Sunday clothes, silence your phone, set up your computer in your prayer corner, light a candle, open your prayer book, and join the praying church. Pray a prayer of spiritual communion. May the Lord visit you with many graces.
  • 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, Tim.
  • What is “Atrium?” Also called “Catechesis of Good Shepherd,” Atrium uses Maria Montessori age appropriate hands-on approach to catechizing children. At. St. Philip’s, we have a classroom set up for the little ones to touch, see and explore what they see and hear at church. If you would like to join us with your little student or to help with other little students, ask Fr. Francis for more information. Classes will resume when the quarantine ends. 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.  

Mon Nov 23rd 3 PM Akathist.
Thu Nov 26th 9:30 AM Divine Liturgy. Thanksgiving Day.  
Sun  

 

Nov 29th  8:30 AM Confessions.  

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

25th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 8.  
       

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

During St. Philip’s Fast, we are invited to take on additional penances and pray, fast and give alms, in preparation for Christmas. Fridays in general are days of fasting and penance, we observe abstinence from meat foods. Let us remember one another as we offer our sacrifices to God.

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Bulletin for Nov. 15, 2020

D1D8C5EF-50E8-49A5-8C5E-0E93CC45BE70O 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 to Him forever! + Slava Isusu Christu! Slava i vo viki!   

From the Fathers of the Church …  

St. Cyril of Alexandria  

Anyone who thoroughly understands the mystery of the incarnation may say to the lawyer, “If you were skillful in the law and in the meaning of its hidden teaching, you would not forget who he is you try to tempt. You thought that he was a mere man, only man, and not God who appeared in human likeness, knows what is secret, and can look into the hearts of those who approach him. In many ways Emmanuel is depicted to you by the shadowing of Moses. You saw him there sacrificed as a lamb, yet conquering the destroyer and abolishing death by his blood. You saw him in the arrangement of the ark, in which the divine law was deposited. In his holy flesh he was as in an ark, being the Word of the Father, the Son that was begotten of him by nature. You saw him as the mercy seat in the holy tabernacle, around which stood the seraphim,” He is our mercy seat for pardon of our sins. Yes, and even as man he is glorified by the seraphim, who are the intelligent and holy powers above. They stand around his divine and exalted throne.

Announcements  

  • 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. During this time, Bishop John granted dispensation to the faithful from attending Sunday services. 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.
  • Last Sunday, 63 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s. We received donations in tithes $; donations $, candles $, Gift Shop $, Building Fund $, Clergy Medical Collection $. Thank you for your generosity, may God bless you always.
  • His Grace, +Bishop Gerald Dino, the retired bishop of our Eparchy, passed away Saturday afternoon. He had suffered multiple strokes this past week. Please remember Bishop Gerald in your prayers. May his memory be eternal!
  • Happy Feast day to all of you, our parishioners and friends. May our heavenly patron Saint Philip the Apostle intercede for you and yours in all your needs.
  • St. Philip’s Fast begins today. This is a season of fasting and penance in preparation for the festivities of light – the Nativity in the flesh of Our Lord God and Savoir Jesus Christ, and His Theophany. As during other penitential seasons, we turn to more intense prayer, fasting and we give alms. Old Typikons prescribe strict fast on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (no meat, no dairy), with oil and wine mitigation on other days. Fasting discipline is voluntary, you are free to fast much or little as you prepare for the feasts.
  • Clergy Medical Special Collection. Thank you for your donations to support the priests of our Eparchy. We have collected total of $. May God bless you manifold for your generosity.
  • If you cannot come to church for safety, health or other reasons, sanctify your Sunday at home. Join live streaming services (http://liveliturgy.com/) or pray the Typika service. Put on your Sunday clothes, silence your phone, set up your computer in your prayer corner, light a candle, open your prayer book, and join the praying church. Pray a prayer of spiritual communion. May the Lord visit you with many graces.
  • 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.
  • What is “Atrium?” Also called “Catechesis of Good Shepherd,” Atrium uses Maria Montessori age appropriate hands-on approach to catechizing children. At. St. Philip’s, we have a classroom set up for the little ones to touch, see and explore what they see and hear at church. If you would like to join us with your little student or to help with other little students, ask Fr. Francis for more information. Classes will resume when the quarantine ends. 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.  

Fri Nov 20th 6:30 AM Divine Liturgy. +Bishop Gerald
Sat Nov 21st 9 AM Divine Liturgy. Entrance of the Holy Mother of God into the Temple. Solemn Feast.  
Sun  

 

Nov 22nd  8 AM Divine Liturgy.  

10 AM Divine Liturgy.

25th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 8.  
       

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

During St. Philip’s Fast, we are invited to take on additional penances and pray, fast and give alms, in preparation for Christmas. Fridays in general are days of fasting and penance, we observe abstinence from meat foods. Let us remember one another as we offer our sacrifices to God.

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Bulletin for Nov. 8, 2020 – Archangel Michael and All Angels

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 to Him forever!

+ Slava Isusu Christu! Slava i vo viki!   

From the Fathers of the Church …  

St. Basil the Great  

Trials are of two kinds. Either affliction will test our souls as gold is tried in a furnace, and make trial of us through patience, or the very prosperity of our lives will oftentimes, for many, be itself an occasion of trial and temptation. For it is equally difficult to keep the soul upright and undefeated in the midst of afflictions, as to keep oneself from insolence and pride in prosperity.

Announcements  

  • 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. During this time, Bishop John granted dispensation to the faithful from attending Sunday services. 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.
  • Last Sunday, 51 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s. We received donations in tithes $; donations $, candles $, Gift Shop $, Building Fund $, Clergy Medical Collection $. Thank you for your generosity, may God bless you always.
  • Diaconate Ordination on November 15. Bishop John will ordain Tim Belke into the diaconate here at St. Philip’s. Divine Liturgy will begin at 10 AM. Due to the health concerns, we will allow only limited number of persons to church on that day, overflow space will be set up in the hall downstairs. All participants will have to wear masks for the entire liturgy. Please let Fr. Francis know if you would like to attend.
  • Clergy Medical Special Collection. This annual collection helps our bishop to pay extra cost for priests’ medical insurance. Each parish contributes monthly to this expense, but not the full amount needed. Once a year, the Eparchy seeks to collect extra funds to help cover the cost of priest insurance. Thank you for your generous participation.
  • If you cannot come to church for safety, health or other reasons, sanctify your Sunday at home. Join live streaming services (http://liveliturgy.com/) or pray the Typika service. Put on your Sunday clothes, silence your phone, set up your computer in your prayer corner, light a candle, open your prayer book, and join the praying church. Pray a prayer of spiritual communion. May the Lord visit you with many graces.
  • 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.
  • Upcoming Online Byzantine Educational/Community Opportunities:Nov 11/11: Crowned With Glory: Understanding the Marriage Covenanthttps://godwithusonline.org/events/crowned-with-glory/?fbclid=IwAR3_2LopK3ut87M_A0fuuKO2JkgOd6woTcvlW4EKL5CaSLM0unmCOL_JCrM

    Nov 11/14: Byzantine Catholic Convention 2020: https://byzantineconvention.com/conference-sign-in/

    Nov 11/14: Quo Vadis:  The Direction of Eastern Catholic Theology, A Pastoral Perspective For the 21st Century: https://www.lumenchristi.org/event/2020/11/Quo-Vadis-Eastern-Catholic-Theology?fbclid=IwAR3M44y0fxZ4O8o248Z_b0ffFbSuFBWoi5JRbmDuROVgN1YCQPUae0CyGVc

  • What is “Atrium?” Also called “Catechesis of Good Shepherd,” Atrium uses Maria Montessori age appropriate hands-on approach to catechizing children. At. St. Philip’s, we have a classroom set up for the little ones to touch, see and explore what they see and hear at church. If you would like to join us with your little student or to help with other little students, ask Fr. Francis for more information. Classes will resume when the quarantine ends. 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.  

Fri Nov 13th 6:30 AM Divine Liturgy. St. John Chrysostom.  
Sun  

 

Nov 15th   8 AM Divine Liturgy.  

10 AM Divine Liturgy – ordination to the Diaconate of Tim Belke, by Most Reverend Bishop John of the Eparchy of Phoenix.

24th Sunday after Pentecost. St. Philip the Apostle – Patron of our Parish. Tone 7.  
       

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

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

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