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
…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.
- 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 21 – Pascha 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
|Apr 17th||5:30 PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts. Holy Anointing.||Great and holy Wednesday.|
|Apr 18th||5:30 PM Vespers with Divine Liturgy of St. Basil.||Great and Holy Thursday.|
|Apr 19th||5:30 PM Vespers of the Burial of Our Lord.||Great and Holy Friday.|
|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.|
|Apr 24th||5:30 PM Vespers.||Bright Wednesday.|
|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.