Bulletin for 28 Feb 2021 – 2nd Sunday of the Great Fast

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!   

BE13205E-8822-48FC-8789-B1D3C528EE3EFrom 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.

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 amid 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  

  • 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. Dispensation from Sunday attendance given by Bishop John for the faithful of our Eparchy is in effect at this time. 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.
  • Tithes and Donations. Last Sunday, we received in tithes $, donations $, Building Fund $, candles $, Church in Eastern Europe $. Thank you for your generosity, may God bless you always.
  • 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, Viktoria.
  • All Souls Saturday. Next all souls is on March 6. If you have not sent your family list for all souls to the office, you can do so by email, or place it in the collection basket.
  • Special Collection for Aide for the church in Central & Eastern Europe.If you would like to support this collection, please mark your donation “Church in Eastern Europe.”
  • Great Fast. Minimum fasting discipline for the faithful of our Eparchy is meatless Wednesdays and Fridays. Traditionally, we fast from meat and dairy for the entire Great Fast and Holy Week, allowing for oil, fish and/or wine on the weekends and some festal days.
  • From the Eparchial Vocations office: Answering God’s Call: “Where your treasure is, your heart will be also”. It is easy to mistake what our true treasure is, and we need wisdom and insight to see clearly. Our kontakion tells us that God is the “guide to wisdom and giver of insight”. Is he guiding you to see that a vocation to the religious or ordained life is for you? As you pray and seek wisdom, consider contacting the Vocations Office at 206-329-9219 or email: vocations@ephx.org
  • Lenten talks by Fr. Chris Zugger, a retired priest of our Eparchy:  March 2 – on the Passion of Christ; March 16 – The Seven Last Words of Christ from the Cross. Both talks start at 6:30 PM Mountain Time, on Youtube at OLPH Media; you can watch live online or at your convenience.

     
    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.  

Wed Mar 3rd 5:30 PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.
Sat Mar 6th 8 AM Divine Liturgy. Third All-Souls Saturday.
Sun  

 

Mar 7th  

 

8:30 AM Confessions.  

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy of St. Basil.  

Third Sunday of the Great Fast – Veneration of the Holy Cross. Tone 7.  
       

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

During the Great Fast, Wednesday and Friday abstinence from meat foods is the minimum fasting discipline. Let us remember one another as we offer our prayers and sacrifices to the Lord.

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Bulletin for 21 Feb 2021 – Sunday of Orthodoxy

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! + Slava Isusu Christu! Slava i vo viki!   

From the Fathers of the Church …  

EACE6D5E-B5D7-4445-AA2D-4DD60EE5B5B4St. Ambrose of Milan  

Ambrose: Would that Jesus would cast a glance on me still lying under that barren fig tree, and that my fig tree might also after three years bear fruit. But how can sinners have that kind of hope? If only that gospel dresser of the vineyard, perhaps already bidden to cut down my fig tree, would at least let it alone this year also, until he digs around it and fertilizes it so that he may by some chance lift the helpless out of the dust and lift the poor out of the mire… The fig tree, that is, the tempting attraction of the pleasures of the world, still overshadows me, low in height, brittle for working, soft for use and barren of fruit.

St. Augustine of Hippo  

Fasting cleanses the soul, raises the mind, subjects ones flesh to the spirit, renders the heart contrite and humble, scatters the clouds of concupiscence, quenches the fires of lust, kindles the true light of chastity.

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. Dispensation from Sunday attendance given by Bishop John for the faithful of our Eparchy is in effect at this time. 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.
  • Tithes and Donations. Last Sunday, we received in tithes $, donations $, Building Fund $, candles $. Thank you for your generosity, may God bless you always.
  • 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, Viktoria.
  • All Souls Saturday. Next all souls is on February 27. If you have not sent your family list for all souls to the office, you can do so by email, or place it in the collection basket.
  • Special Collection for Aide for the church in Central & Eastern Europewill be taken today. Please mark your donation “Church in Eastern Europe” if you send your donation in after today. Through Bishop’s Conferences in Central and Eastern Europe and the Ex-Soviet Union, this aid assist in the training of seminarians and lay church leaders, church sponsored social service programs, youth ministry, pastoral and catechetical centers, school and church construction/ renovation, and evangelization through the use of Catholic. Proceeds: 100% to Office of National Collections for the Church in Eastern Europe.
  • Great Fast. Minimum fasting discipline for the faithful of our Eparchy is meatless Wednesdays and Fridays. Traditionally, we fast from meat and dairy for the entire Great Fast and Holy Week, allowing for oil, fish and/or wine on the weekends and some festal days.
  • From the Eparchial Vocations office: Answering God’s Call: “Where your treasure is, your heart will be also”. It is easy to mistake what our true treasure is, and we need wisdom and insight to see clearly. Our kontakion tells us that God is the “guide to wisdom and giver of insight”. Is he guiding you to see that a vocation to the religious or ordained life is for you? As you pray and seek wisdom, consider contacting the Vocations Office at 206-329-9219 or email: vocations@ephx.org
  • Lenten talks by Fr. Chris Zugger, a retired priest of our Eparchy:  March 2 – on the Passion of Christ; March 16 – The Seven Last Words of Christ from the Cross. Both talks start at 6:30 PM Mountain Time, on Youtube at OLPH Media; you can watch live online or at your convenience.

    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.  

Wed Feb 24th 5:30 PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.
Sat Feb 27th 8 AM Divine Liturgy. Second All-Souls Saturday.
Sun  

 

Feb 28th 

 

8:30 AM Confessions.  

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy of St. Basil.  

Second Sunday of the Great Fast. Tone 6.  
       

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

During the Great Fast, Wednesday and Friday abstinence from meat foods is the minimum fasting discipline. Let us remember one another as we offer our prayers and sacrifices to the Lord.

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Bulletin for 14 Feb 2021 – 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!   

D1B1EE45-9882-41D9-ABAC-38666ED7321AFrom 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.

St. Ephrem the Syrian  

O Lord and Heavenly King, Comforter and Spirit of Truth, have pity and mercy upon me, Your sinful servant. Forgive me, though I am unworthy, and remit whatever sins I have committed against You today – both as a man and not as a man, but acting worse than an animal.

Forgive my voluntary and involuntary sins, those committed knowingly and in ignorance, from my youth and knowledge of evil, and those which have arisen from insolence and despondency. Forgive me if I have cursed in Your name or have blasphemed it in my mind. Forgive me if I have reproached or cursed someone in my anger, or if I have caused grief or become angry because of something. Forgive me if I have turned away a poor person who came to me. Forgive me if I have caused my brother grief, or judged or condemned anyone. Forgive me if I have exalted myself or become angry.

Forgive me if, while standing in prayer, my mind was turned to the evil of this world and I considered returning. Forgive me if I have eaten or drunk inordinately or acted foolishly. Forgive me if I have thought of evil, and have seen the good as something strange, and by this strangeness was wounded in heart. Forgive me if I have spoken dis- honorably, or have laughed at the sin of my brother; for my own sins are without number. Forgive me if I have been negligent concerning prayer, or have forgotten any other evil which I have done; for I have committed all these and greater sins than these I have committed.

O Master and Creator, have mercy on me, your humble and unworthy servant. Remit, pardon, and forgive me; for You are Good and the Lover of Mankind. May I, who am sinful, dissolute, and cursed, lie down in peace to sleep and rest; and I will adore, praise, and glorify Your all-honorable Name with the Father, and His only-begotten Son, now and always, and forever and ever. Amen.

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. Dispensation from Sunday attendance given by Bishop John for the faithful of our Eparchy is in effect at this time. 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.
  • Tithes and Donations. Last Sunday, we received in tithes $, donations $, Building Fund $, candles $, bake sale $. Thank you for your generosity, may God bless you always.
  • 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, Viktoria.
  • All Souls Saturday. Next all souls is on February 27. If you have not sent your family list for all souls to the office, you can do so by email, or place it in the collection basket.
  • Special Collection for Aide for the church in Central & Eastern Europe, February 21 (Next Sunday). Through Bishop’s Conferences in Central and Eastern Europe and the Ex-Soviet Union, this aid assist in the training of seminarians and lay church leaders, church sponsored social service programs, youth ministry, pastoral and catechetical centers, school and church construction/ renovation, and evangelization through the use of Catholic. Proceeds: 100% to Office of National Collections for the Church in Eastern Europe.
  • Great Fast begins on February 15. First day of the fast is a day of strict abstinence – no meat and dairy foods, one full meal and two refreshment meals that don’t equal a full meal. Minimum fasting discipline for the faithful of our Eparchy is meatless Wednesdays and Fridays. Traditionally, we fast from meat and dairy for the entire Great Fast and Holy Week, allowing for oil, fish and/or wine on the weekends and some festal days.
  • From the Eparchial Vocations office: Answering God’s Call: “Where your treasure is, your heart will be also”. It is easy to mistake what our true treasure is, and we need wisdom and insight to see clearly. Our kontakion tells us that God is the “guide to wisdom and giver of insight”. Is he guiding you to see that a vocation to the religious or ordained life is for you? As you pray and seek wisdom, consider contacting the Vocations Office at 206-329-9219 or email: vocations@ephx.org

    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.  

Wed Feb 17th 5:30 PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.
Sat Feb 20th 8 AM Divine Liturgy. Commemoration of the Great Martyr Theodore Tiron
Sun  

 

Feb 21st  8:30 AM Confessions.  

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.  

First Sunday of the Great Fast. Tone 5.  
       

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

During the Great Fast, Wednesday and Friday abstinence from meat foods is the minimum fasting discipline. Let us remember one another as we offer our prayers and sacrifices to the Lord.

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