Bulletin for Dec. 9, 2018

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. John Climacus

Repentance is the renewal of baptism. Repentance is a contract with God for a second life. A penitent is a buyer of humility. Repentance is constant distrust of bodily comfort. Repentance is self-condemning reflection, and carefree self-care. Repentance is the daughter of hope and the renunciation of despair. A penitent is an undisgraced convict. Repentance is reconciliation with the Lord by the practice of good deeds contrary to the sins. Repentance is purification of conscience. Repentance is the voluntary endurance of all afflictions. A penitent is the inflicter of his own punishments. Repentance is a mighty persecution of the stomach, and a striking of the soul into vigorous awareness.

St. Seraphim of Sarov

When despondency seizes us, let us not give in to it. Rather ,fortified and protected by the light of faith, let us with great courage say to the spirit of evil: “What are you to us, you who are cut off from God, a fugitive for Heaven, and a slave of evil? You dare not do anything to us: Christ, the Son of God, has dominion over us and over all. Leave us, you thing of bane. We are made steadfast by the uprightness of His Cross. Serpent, we trample on your head.”

St Evagrius of Pontus

Moses was prevented from approaching the burning bush until he had taken off his shoes. You are aspiring to stand in the presence of the One who is greater than every thought and every passion. How then can you refuse to strip yourself of every passionate thought? Praying means rejecting pleasures and banishing anger. Do not open your heart to fleshly longings. They stir up emotions that trouble the eye of the mind and therefore destroy prayer. Your prayer ought to be steadfast and fervent. So dispel all distractions and wandering thoughts the moment they present themselves. They disturb you and worry you so that your fervor is weakened. During your prayer, try to keep your mind deaf and dumb. Only so will you be able to pray. Do not be content with external attitudes of prayer. Turn your mind to the prayer of the spirit, with awe and fearfulness.

Announcements

  • Last Sunday, 43 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, donations $, candles $, bake 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. Basil, Fr. Marcus, Fr. Chris, Fr. Jozef, Fr. Randall, Fr. Brendan, Fr. Ted & Barbara, Sr. Patricia, Gary and Ingrid, Margaret and Don, Walter, Adam, Margaret, Oceana, Becky, Alexis, Marion, Curtis, Ronald, Taylor, Lorrie, Rosa, Frances, Alex, Stefan.
  • Hospitality signup sheet: Dec 9 – Agayoff family, Dec 16 – Prescott family, Dec 23 – Baker family, Dec 30 – open, Jan 6 – potluck. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the signup sheet is in the parish hall. Thank you to Amy Seyfried (and the one who stocked our cupboard) for providing hospitality for us last Sunday.
  • The Retired Religious collection is taken today. If you would like to contribute you may do so until next Sunday, please mark your donation “Retired Religious.” May God richly bless you for your generosity.
  • Ask about our baked goods. We still have some baked goods in the freezer: nut rolls, zucchini bread, etc. You’ll get a good deal! All goods must go! Thank you for supporting our young bakers.
  • To our parishioners, if you wish to learn liturgical singing, all Metropolitan Cantor Institute (MCI) online classes are enabled for guest access for free. If you want to do the coursework and receive personalized feedback and assistance with your singing, you can register for the classes and they are inexpensive. The link is http://mci.archpitt.org/classes. You are also invited to approach one of our serving cantors and ask to sing with them.
  • Upcoming: St. Philip’s Fast is from November 15 to December 24
    • December 24 (Monday) – Christmas Vigil – day of strict fast and abstinence.

Virgen_de_guadalupe1Liturgical Schedule

Mon Dec 10 – 6:30 AM Divine Liturgy

Wed Dec 12 – Our Lady of Guadalupe

5:30 PM – Akathist to the Holy Mother of God

Sun Dec 16 – Sunday of the Forefathers (30th After Pentecost) – Tone 5

Cantor: Tim Del Castillo; Reader: Gene Ford

8:30 AM Confessions

9:10 Office of the Third Hour

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy

For Confession, please come half an hour before the scheduled services, or schedule an appointment. We are in the season of St. Philip’s Fast, the minimum fasting discipline is abstinence from meat foods on Fridays. Let us remember one another as we offer our prayers and sacrifices to the Lord.

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Bulletin for Dec. 2, 2018

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. Seraphim of Sarov

Prayer, fasting, vigils and all other Christian acts, however good they may be in themselves, certainly do not constitute the aim of our Christian life; they are but the indispensable means of attaining that aim. For the true aim of the Christian life is the acquisition of the Holy Spirit of God. As for fasts, vigils prayer and almsgiving, and other good works done in the name of Jesus, they are only the means of acquiring the Holy Spirit of God. Prayer is always possible for everyone, rich and poor, righteous and sinful, noble and simple, strong and weak, healthy and suffering. Great is the power of prayer; most of all it brings the Spirit of God and easiest of all is it to exercise.

Announcements
Last Sunday, 48 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $205, donations $140, candles $2, Bake sale $115. 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. Basil, Fr. Marcus, Fr. Chris, Fr. Jozef, Fr. Randall, Fr. Brendan, Fr. Ted & Barbara, Sr. Patricia, Gary and Ingrid, Margaret and Don, Walter, Adam, Margaret, Oceana, Becky, Alexis, Marion, Curtis, Ronald, Taylor, Lorrie, Rosa, Frances, Alex, Stefan.

Hospitality signup sheet: Dec 2 – potluck, Dec 9 – Prescott family, Dec 16 – open, Dec 23 – open. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the signup sheet is in the parish hall. Thank you to the good souls who provided hospitality for us last Sunday.

Our bathrooms are free of mold, the post-treatment analysis showed no pollutants in the air. Now we need to repair the ceiling and repaint, but the bathrooms are open for use now.

Next Sunday, we will take a special collection for The Retired Religious USCCB Fund. This annual collection helps support communities of our retired priests and religious. May God richly bless you for your generosity.

To our parishioners, if you wish to learn liturgical singing, all Metropolitan Cantor Institute (MCI) Online classes are enabled for guest access for free. If you want to do the coursework and receive personalized feedback and assistance with your singing, you can register for the classes and they are inexpensive. The link is: http://mci.archpitt.org/classes .  You are also invited to come sing with the cantors.

Upcoming: St. Philip’s Fast is from November 15 to December 24
Dec 24 (Monday) – Christmas Vigil – day of strict fast and abstinence

imageLiturgical schedule
Mon
Dec 3rd
6:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

Thu
Dec 6th
5:30 PM Divine Liturgy.
Our Holy Bishop Nicholas the Wonderworker.

Sat
Dec 8th
9 AM Divine Liturgy.
Maternity of Holy Anna. Solemn Feast.

Sun
Dec 9th
8:30 AM Confessions.
9:10 AM Office of the 3rd Hour.
9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
29th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 4. Cantor: Amy Seyfried. Reader: Tim Belke.

For Confession, please come half an hour before the scheduled services, or schedule an appointment. We are in the season of St. Philip’s Fast, the minimum fasting discipline is abstinence from meat foods on Fridays. Let us remember one another as we offer our prayers and sacrifices to the Lord.

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Bulletin for Nov. 25, 2018

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 Cyril of Alexandria

The incarnation of the Word and His assumption of human nature took place for the overthrow of death, destruction and the envy harbored against us by the wicked serpent, who was the first cause of evil. This plainly is proved to us by facts themselves. He set free the daughter of Abraham from her protracted sickness, calling out and saying, “Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity.” A speech most worthy of God, and full of supernatural power! With the royal inclination of His will, He drives away the disease. He also lays His hands upon her. It says that she immediately was made straight. It is now also possible to see that His holy flesh bore in it the power and activity of God. It was His own flesh, and not that of some other son beside Him, distinct and separate from Him, as some most impiously imagine.

St Gregory of Nazianzus

For every sinner who thinks earthly things, not seeking those that are in heaven, is unable to look up. For while pursuing his baser desires, he declines from the uprightness of his state; or his heart is bent crooked, and he ever looks upon that which he unceasingly thinks about. The Lord called her and made her upright, for He enlightened her and succored her. He sometimes calls but does not make upright, for when we are enlightened by grace, we oft-times see what should be done, but because of sin do not practice it. For habitual sin binds down the mind, so that it cannot rise to uprightness. It makes attempts and fails, because when it has long stood by its own will, when the will is lacking, it falls.

Announcements

* Last Sunday, 44 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, donations $, candles $, Christmas Around the World Festival $. 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. Basil, Fr. Marcus, Fr. Chris, Fr. Jozef, Fr. Randall, Fr. Brendan, Fr. Ted & Barbara, Sr. Patricia, Gary and Ingrid, Margaret and Don, Walter, Adam, Margaret, Oceana, Becky, Alexis, Marion, Curtis, Ronald, Taylor, Lorrie, Rosa, Frances, Alex, Stefan.

* Hospitality signup sheet: Nov 25 – potluck, Dec 2 – open, Dec. 9 – open.  Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the signup sheet is in the parish hall. Thank you to Teresa and Victor for providing hospitality for us last Sunday.

* This week, Monday – Thursday, the bathrooms in the church building will be blocked off, due to the mold treatment. We’ll have a professional company doing the job (Starts on Monday at 1 p.m.), and while the rest of the building is accessible, it’s best to stay out of their way. We hope the bathrooms will be available next Sunday; however, the extent of the work needed is unknown at this time. We will update you later this week.

* Advisory Board – will meet next Sunday, at 1:15, in the parish hall.

* Sacramento Marathon warning! – Check your church route for closures.

* To our parishioners, if you wish to learn liturgical singing, all Metropolitan Cantor Institute (MCI) online classes are enabled for guest access for free. If you want to do the coursework and receive personalized feedback and assistance with your singing, you can register for the classes and they are inexpensive. The link is: http://mci.archpitt.org/classes . You are also invited to approach one of our serving cantors and ask to become their helper.

* Upcoming:  St. Philip’s Fast is from November 15 to December 24.

  • Dec 6 – Solemn Feast of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker
  • Dec 8 – Solemn Feast of the Maternity of Holy Anna (Immaculate Conception)
  • Dec 9 – Special Collection for Retired Religious USCCB Fund
  • Dec 24 (Monday) – Christmas Vigil – day of strict fast and abstinence

Liturgical ScheduleStAndrew

Mon, Nov 26th – 6:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy – Priests & Seminarians of FSSP

Fri, Nov 30 – 5:30 p.m. Divine Liturgy – Holy Apostle Andrew

Sun, Dec 2 – 28th Sunday after Pentecost – 8:30 a.m. Confessions; 9:10 a.m. Third Hour; 9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy.  Tone 3. Cantor: Gene Ford. Reader: Richard Agayoff.

For Confession, please come half an hour before the scheduled services, or schedule an appointment. We are in the season of St. Philip’s Fast; the minimum fasting discipline is abstinence from meat foods on Fridays. Let us remember one another as we offer our prayers and sacrifices to the Lord.

 

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Bulletin for Nov. 18, 2018

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. Augustine of Hippo

“The redemption of a man’s soul is his riches.” This silly fool of a man did not have that kind of riches. Obviously he was not redeeming his soul by giving relief to the poor. He was hoarding perishable crops, I repeat, he was hoarding perishable crops, while he was on the point of perishing because he had handed out nothing to the Lord before whom he was due to appear. How will he know where to look, when at that trial he starts hearing the words “I was hungry and you did not give me to eat”? He was planning to fill his soul with excessive and unnecessary feasting and was proudly disregarding all those empty bellies of the poor. He did not realize that the bellies of the poor were much safer storerooms than his barns. What he was stowing away in those barns was perhaps even then being stolen away by thieves. But if he stowed it away in the bellies of the poor, it would of course be digested on earth, but in heaven it would be kept all the more safely. The redemption of a man’s soul is his riches.

St. John Chrysostom

But in this he [the rich man] errs, that he thinks those things good which are indifferent. For there are some things good, some evil, some between the two. The good are chastity, and humility, and the like, which when a man chooses he becomes good. But opposed to these are the evil, which when a man chooses he becomes bad; and there are the neutral, as riches, which at one time indeed are directed to good, as to almsgiving, at other times to evil, as to covetousness. And in like manner poverty at one time leads to blasphemy, at another to wisdom, according to the disposition of the user.

Announcements

Last Sunday, 51 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, candles $, donations $, Christmas Around the World Festival $. 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. Basil, Fr. Marcus, Fr. Chris, Fr. Jozef, Fr. Randall, Fr. Brendan, Fr. Ted & Barbara, Sr. Patricia, Gary and Ingrid, Margaret and Don, Walter, Adam, Margaret, Oceana, Becky, Alexis, Marion, Curtis, Ronald, Taylor, Lorrie, Rosa, Frances, Alex, Stefan.

Hospitality signup sheet: Nov 18 – Teresa & Victor, Nov 25 – open, Dec 2 – open. 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.

Happy Feast Day of the Holy Apostle Philip. May God grant all our parishioners and friends peace, health and happiness for many blessed years!

To our parishioners, if you wish to learn liturgical singing, all Metropolitan Cantor Institute (MCI) Online classes are enabled for guest access for free. If you want to do the coursework and receive personalized feedback and assistance with your singing, you can register for the classes and they are inexpensive. The link is: http://mci.archpitt.org/classes

Liturgical schedule

Tue
Nov 20th
5:30 PM Great Vespers.
Eve of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple.

Wed
Nov 21st
5:30 PM Divine Liturgy. (offered for the blessed repose of Ted Janson)
Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple. Solemn Feast.

Thu
Nov 22nd
9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
Thanksgiving Day.

Sat
Nov 24th
11:30 AM Funeral Service for Ted Janson (at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Citrus Heights).

Sun
Nov 25th
8:30 AM Confessions.
9:10 AM Office of the 3rd Hour.
9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
27th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 2. Cantor: Tim Del Castillo. Reader: Steve Prescott.

For Confession, please come half an hour before the scheduled services, or schedule an appointment. We are in the season of St. Philip’s Fast, the minimum fasting discipline is abstinence from meat foods on Fridays. Let us remember one another as we offer our prayers and sacrifices to the Lord.

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Bulletin for Nov. 11, 2018

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. Ambrose of Milan

With these verses belongs the text that exposes those who seem to them-selves to be experts on the law, who keep the letter of the law but disregard its spirit. He teaches that they are ignorant of the law from its very first chapter. He proves this immediately at the beginning of the law. Both the Father and the Son proclaimed and announced the sacrament of the divine incarnation, saying, “You shall love the Lord your God” and “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” The Lord said to the lawyer, “Do this, and you shall live.” He who did not know his neighbor, because he did not believe in Christ, answered, “Who is my neighbor?” Whoever does not know Christ does not know the law either. How can he know the law when he is ignorant of the Truth, since the law proclaims the Truth?

Announcements

Last Sunday, 49 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, donations $. 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. Basil, Fr. Marcus, Fr. Chris, Fr. Jozef, Fr. Randall, Fr. Brendan, Fr. Ted & Barbara, Sr. Patricia, Gary and Ingrid, Margaret and Don, Walter, Adam, Margaret, Oceana, Becky, Alexis, Marion, Curtis, Ronald, Taylor, Lorrie, Rosa, Frances, Alex, Ted, Stefan.

Hospitality signup sheet: Nov 11 – Baker family, Nov 18 – Teresa & Victor, Nov 25. 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.

Christmas around the World Festival. Thank you all who participated in the festival. We are grateful for your support and help. May God grant you many blessed years.

St. Philip’s Fast begins on November 15. This is the season in which we prepare for the upcoming feasts of the Nativity and Theophany of the Lord. No specific guidelines on the observance of the fast have been announced by our Bishop, therefore, you are free to fast as much or as little as you wish. Let us make this a holy season, in which we renew our relationship with God and one another, and our desire for heaven.

Next Sunday, November 18, we will celebrate the feast of our Patron, St. Philip the Apostle.

Our Future Cantors, if you wish to learn liturgical singing, all Metropolitan Cantor Institute (MCI) Online classes are enabled for guest access for free. If you want to do the coursework and receive personalized feedback and assistance with your singing, you can register for the classes and they are inexpensive. The link is: http://mci.archpitt.org/classesYou are also invited to approach one of our serving cantors and ask to become their helper.

Saturday, November 17th, 9 AM – 4 PM. Day of recollection at St. Basil Church in Los Gatos (14263 Mulberry Drive, Los Gatos, CA 95032) with Fr. David Anderson. To register and for more details, visit http://www.stbasil.org/events

Liturgical schedule

Wed
Nov 14th
5:30 PM Divine Liturgy.
Holy Apostle Philip.

Sun
Nov 18th
8:30 AM Confessions.
9:10 AM Office of the 3rd Hour.
9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
26th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 1. Cantor: Amy Seyfried. Reader: Tim Del Castillo.

For Confession, please come half an hour before the scheduled services, or schedule an appointment. Fridays in general are days of penance and fasting. Let us remember one another as we offer our prayers and sacrifices to the Lord.

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Bulletin for Nov. 4, 2018

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. Cyril of Alexandria

imageChrist foreknew his mystery, even before the foundations of the world. It was in the last ages of the world that he arose for the inhabitants of earth. Having borne the sin of the world, he abolished both it and death, which is its consequence and was brought upon us by its means. He plainly said, “I am the resurrection and the life,” and “he that believes on me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death unto life.” We will see this fulfilled in facts. The ruler of the synagogue of the Jews came near and, embracing the Savior’s knees, begged him to deliver his daughter from the bonds of death. Look, she already was brought down to this and was in extreme danger! The Savior consented and set out with him. He was even hurrying on to the house of the one who invited him and was aware that what was being done would profit many of those who followed him and would also be for his own glory.

On the way, he saved the woman who was the victim of a severe and incurable malady. No one could stop her issue of blood that ruined the art of physicians. No sooner had she touched the hem in faith, than he immediately healed her. A miracle so glorious and revealed was, so to speak, the work merely of Christ’s journey.

Announcements

Last Sunday, 48 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, Priests’ Medical Insurance $, 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. Basil, Fr. Marcus, Fr. Chris, Fr. Jozef, Fr. Randall, Fr. Brendan, Fr. Ted & Barbara, Sr. Patricia, Gary and Ingrid, Margaret and Don, Walter, Adam, Margaret, Oceana, Becky, Alexis, Marion, Curtis, Ronald, Taylor, Lorrie, Rosa, Frances, Alex, Ted, Stefan.

Hospitality signup sheet: Nov 4 – Murin family, Nov 11 – Baker family, Nov 18 – Teresa & Victor. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the signup sheet is in the parish hall. Thank you to Janson family for providing hospitality for us last Sunday.

Christmas around the World Festival held at the Greek Orthodox Church in Sacramento is this weekend, Saturday, November 10. We still need volunteers for many time slots, check out the signup poster in the parish hall! For more detail, please contact Amy or Darlene.

Our Future Cantors, if you wish to learn liturgical singing, all Metropolitan Cantor Institute (MCI) Online classes are enabled for guest access for free. If you want to do the coursework and receive personalized feedback and assistance with your singing, you can register for the classes and they are inexpensive. The link is: http://mci.archpitt.org/classes. You are also invited to approach one of our serving cantors and ask to become their helper.

Saturday, November 17th, 9 AM – 4 PM. Day of recollection at St. Basil Church in Los Gatos (14263 Mulberry Drive, Los Gatos, CA 95032) with Fr. David Anderson. To register and for more details, visit http://www.stbasil.org/events

Upcoming events:
November 10 – Christmas around the World Festival.
November 15 – St. Philip’s Fast begins (Nov 15 – Dec 24).

Liturgical schedule

Mon
Nov 5th
6:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

Thu
Nov 8th
5:30 PM Divine Liturgy.
Archangel Michael and All Angels. Solemn Feast.

Sun
Nov 11th
8:30 AM Confessions.
9:10 AM Office of the 3rd Hour.
9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
25th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 8. Cantor: Amy Seyfried. Reader: Tim Del Castillo.

For Confession, please come half an hour before the scheduled services, or schedule an appointment. Fridays in general are days of penance and fasting. Let us remember one another as we offer our prayers and sacrifices to the Lord.

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Bulletin for Oct. 28, 2018

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. Cyril of Alexandria

Some say, “Why do they possess people?” I answer those who wish to have this explained that the reason of these things is very deep. Somewhere one of his saints addressed God by saying, “Your judgments are a vast abyss.” As long as we bear this in mind, we will perhaps not miss the mark. The God of all purposely permits some to fall into their power. He does not do this so that they may suffer but that we may learn by their example how the demons treat us and may avoid the desire of being subject to them. The suffering of one edifies many.

St. Ambrose of Milan
People are the authors of their own tribulation. If someone did not live like a swine, the devil would never have received power over him. If he did receive power, it would be power not to destroy but to test him. After the Lord’s coming, the devil could already not corrupt the good, so perhaps he now does not seek the destruction of all people but only of the fickle. A mugger does not lie in wait for armed men but for the defenseless. He who understands that the strong will despise him or the powerful destroy him troubles only the weak with wrongs. Someone says, “Why does God permit this to the devil?” I say, “So that good people may be tested and the wicked punished, for this is the punishment of sin.” This is also according to the law, because the Lord sends fever, trembling, evil spirits, blindness, and all scourges according to the punishment of sinners.

Announcements

Last Sunday, 48 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, Priests’ Medical Insurance $, 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. Basil, Fr. Marcus, Fr. Chris, Fr. Jozef, Fr. Randall, Fr. Brendan, Fr. Ted & Barbara, Sr. Patricia, Gary and Ingrid, Margaret and Don, Walter, Adam, Margaret, Oceana, Becky, Alexis, Marion, Curtis, Ronald, Taylor, Lorrie, Rosa, Frances, Alex, Ted, Stefan.

Hospitality signup sheet: Oct 28 – Janson family, Nov 4 – Murin family, Nov 11 – Baker family. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the signup sheet is in the parish hall. Thank you to Cantor Gene Ford for providing hospitality for us last Sunday.

Priests’ Medical Insurance Collection, Last week, we collected $. If you would like to donate towards this cause, you can do so today. Please mark your donation as “Priests’ Medical.” God bless you for your continued support and generosity.

Daylight Savings next weekend. On November 4, we will sleep one hour longer! Change your clocks.

Please help with the goods for Christmas around the World Festival held at the Greek Orthodox Church in Sacramento (on November 10). For more detail, please contact Amy or Darlene. There is also a signup sheet for volunteer responsibilities on the day of festival. We still need volunteers for many time slots, check out that signup poster!

Thank you to our JUNIOR baking crew. Now we have enough rolls for the event, please see Darlene and Amy about what more you can do for Christmas around the World. To our bakers who came together yesterday and baked till 10 PM: Thank you. May God bless you for your hard work.

Our Future Cantors, if you wish to learn liturgical singing, all Metropolitan Cantor Institute (MCI) Online classes are enabled for guest access for free. If you want to do the coursework and receive personalized feedback and assistance with your singing, you can register for the classes and they are inexpensive. The link is: http://mci.archpitt.org/classesYou are also invited to approach one of our serving cantors and ask to become their helper.

Saturday, November 17th, 9 AM – 4 PM. Day of recollection at St. Basil Church in Los Gatos (14263 Mulberry Drive, Los Gatos, CA 95032) with Fr. David Anderson. To register and for more details, visit http://www.stbasil.org/events

Upcoming events:

November 10 – Christmas around the World Festival.
November 15 – St. Philip’s Fast begins (Nov 15 – Dec 24).

Liturgical schedule

Mon
Oct 29th
6:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

Thurs
Nov 1st
5:30 PM Vespers.

Sun
Nov 4th
8:30 AM Confessions.
9:10 AM Office of the 3rd Hour.
9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
24th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 7. Cantor: Tim Del Castillo. Reader: Tim Belke.

For Confession, please come half an hour before the scheduled services, or schedule an appointment. Fridays in general are days of penance and fasting. Let us remember one another as we offer our prayers and sacrifices to the Lord.

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