Bulletin for Aug. 9, 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 …  

One day when Abba John was going up to Scetis with some other brothers, their guide lost his way for it was nighttime. So the brothers said to Abba John, ‘What shall we do, abba, in order not to die wandering about, for the brother has lost the way?’ The old man said to them, ‘If we speak to him, he will be filled with grief and shame. But look here, I will pretend to be ill and say I cannot walk anymore; then we can stay here till the dawn.’ This he did. The others said, ‘We will not go on either, but we will stay with you.’ They sat there until the dawn, and in this way they did not upset the brother.

He also said, “There is no greater love than this: that somebody lays down his life for his neighbor [see John 15:13]. For if somebody hears a distressing word, and is capable of uttering something like it himself, but struggles to bear the pain and says nothing, or when someone is being browbeaten in a situation and bears the violence with the result that he does not pay back the one who caused him distress – such a person is laying down his soul for his neighbor.”

Announcements 

  • Dear Parishioners and Friends, as we gather outdoors for our Sunday Divine Liturgy, 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, 57 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s. We received donations in tithes $; donations $, building fund $. Thank you for your generosity, may God bless you always.
  • 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. Mel, Fr. Marcus, Fr. Chris, Fr. Randall, Fr. Michal, Dcn. David, Sr. Patricia, Gary and Ingrid, Margaret and Don, Margaret, Slawomir and Oceana, Becky, Alexis, Marion, Curtis, Ronald, Jeannine, Taylor, Lorrie, Frances, Alex, Leroy, Michael, Thomas, Carol, Michael, Jennifer, John, Elizabeth, Judy.
  • Blessing of Flowers and Herbs on Dormition, August 15. Traditionally, fragrant herbs and flowers are blessed on this day. You can bring any flowers and herbs you use for cooking or as medicine. If you use your blessed “bouquet” as decoration, please remember to dispose of it properly at the end of its use (bury in your garden or burn in fire). 
  • Our children’s Atrium is in need of volunteers and students. Hopefully, we can resume classes after the summer. If you would like to help and for more information, call Fr. Francis.  
  • Eparchial Appeal 2020. We have reached our monetary goal. To this date, 9 households participated in the Appeal, which is about half of our parish. Please join with a small donation so we can reach our goal of 100% participation. Ask Fr. Francis about the form, for an easy way to donate online, go to: http://ephx.org/giving/.  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. For our Sunday liturgies, we will gather outdoors.  
Fri

 

Aug 14th 5:30 PM Great Vespers (at St. Philip’s Church).  
Sat  

 

Aug 15th   9:30 AM Divine Liturgy. (at Belke residence) Blessing of Flowers and Herbs.   Dormition of the Holy Mother of God. Feast, Holy Day of Obligation.  
Sun  

 

Aug 16th  

 

8:30 AM Confessions  

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy. (at Belke residence)

11th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 2. 
       

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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Bulletin for August 2, 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!   

From the Fathers of the Church…  

St. John Chrysostom  

For what purpose does he go up into the hills on the mountain? To teach us that solitude and seclusion are good, when we are to pray to God. With this in view, you see, we find him continually withdrawing into the wilderness. There he often spends the whole night in prayer. This teaches us earnestly to seek such quietness in our prayers as the time and place may afford. For the wilderness is the mother of silence; it is a calm and a harbor, delivering us from all turmoils. …

… The disciples are tossed on the waves again. They are in a storm, fully as bad as the previous one. Gently and by degrees he excites and urges the disciples on toward greater responsiveness, even to the point of bearing all things nobly. Whereas in the previous storm they had him with them in the ship, now they were alone by themselves. Even when he was asleep in the boat in the previous situation, he was ready to give them relief from danger. But then he was present to them. Now he is leading them into a greater degree of challenge. Now he is not even present to them. He has departed. In mid-sea he permits a storm to arise. This was all for their training, that they might not look for some easy hope of preservation from any earthly source. He then allows them to be tossed by the storm all night! This had the purpose of awakening their stony hearts in a most complete way. This is how Jesus dealt with the nature of their fear, which the rough weather and the timing had produced. He cast them directly into a situation in which they would have a greater longing for him and a continual remembrance of him.

Announcements 

  • Dear Parishioners and Friends, as we gather outdoors for our Sunday Divine Liturgy, 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, 50+ souls came to pray at St. Philip’s. We received donations in tithes $; donations $, Building Fund $. Thank you for your generosity, may God bless you always.
  • 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. George, Fr. Mel, Fr. Marcus, Fr. Chris, Fr. Randall, Fr. Michal, Dcn. David, Sr. Patricia, Gary and Ingrid, Margaret and Don, Margaret, Slawomir and Oceana, Becky, Alexis, Marion, Curtis, Ronald, Jeannine, Taylor, Lorrie, Frances, Alex, Leroy, Michael, Thomas, Carol, Michael, Jennifer, John, Elizabeth.
  • Blessing of First Fruits on Transfiguration, August 6. On this day we do not fast. The faithful bring first fruits of their garden and grapes (or any fruits they eat at home) and they are blessed at the end of the service. The blessing is that of thanksgiving to God for the abundance of His gifts and sustenance we receive from Him through the work of our hands. Bring various fruits you eat at home, bring enough to signify the abundance, but not too much so you are able to consume before it’s spoiled (plan to consume on the feast or the next day), since nothing blessed should be thrown away.  
  • Our children’s Atrium is in need of volunteers and students. Hopefully, we can resume classes after the summer. If you would like to help and for more information, call Fr. Francis.  
  • Eparchial Appeal 2020. We have reached our monetary goal. To this date, 9 households participated in the Appeal, which is about half of our parish. Please join with a small donation so we can reach our goal of 100% participation. Ask Fr. Francis about the form, for an easy way to donate online, go to: http://ephx.org/giving/.  
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Transfiguration

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. For our Sunday liturgies, we will gather outdoors.  

       
Wed

 

Aug 5th 5:30 PM Great Vespers – Blessing of First Fruits.  
Thu  

 

Aug 6th   6 PM Divine Liturgy. (at an outdoor location) Blessing of First Fruits.   Transfiguration of the Lord. Solemn Feast.  
Sun  

 

Aug 9th  

 

8:30 AM Confessions  

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy. (at an outdoor location)  

10th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 1.  
       

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

Fridays in general are days of fasting and penance, we observe abstinence from meat foods. We are in the midst of Dormition Fast – traditional fasting season observed August 1-14. Let us remember one another as we offer our sacrifices to God.

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Bulletin for July 26, 2020

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. Cyril of Alexandria

So that by every means the Lord might be known to be God by nature, he multiplies what is little, and he looks up to heaven as though asking for the blessing from above. Now he does this out of the divine economy, for our sakes. For he himself is the one who fills all things, the true blessing from above and from the Father. But, so that we might learn that when we are in charge of the table and are preparing to break the loaves, we ought to bring them to God with hands upraised and bring down upon them the blessing from above, he became for us the beginning and pattern and way. …

… It is possible to see these new miracles concurring with more ancient ones and as being activities of one and the same power. The manna once remained in the wilderness for those of Israel. Now, behold, again in the desert he has provided ungrudgingly for those in want of food, as though bringing it down from heaven. For to multiply what is little and to feed such a multitude as though out of nothing would not be out of keeping with the former miracle. At that time Israel was to partake according to need; they had not received food in order to take it away with them, even though many fragments were left. This is, again, a good symbol for measuring use according to need and of not introducing an acquisitiveness that goes beyond what is needful.

Announcements

  • Dear Parishioners and Friends, as we gather outdoors for our Sunday Divine Liturgy, 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, 9+49 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s. We received donations in tithes $; donations $, candles $. Thank you for your generosity, may God bless you always.
  • 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. George, Fr. Mel, Fr. Marcus, Fr. Chris, Fr. Randall, Fr. Michal, Dcn. David, Sr. Patricia, Gary and Ingrid, Margaret and Don, Margaret, Slawomir and Oceana, Becky, Alexis, Marion, Curtis, Ronald, Jeannine, Taylor, Lorrie, Frances, Alex, Leroy, Michael, Thomas, Carol, Michael, Jennifer, John, Elizabeth.
  • Dormition Fast begins on August 1. This is a traditional fasting season , starts on the day of Procession of the Holy Cross and its veneration – for the Cross of Christ is our only hope and protection. On that day, small blessing of water also takes place. The fast itself continues until the Eve of the feast of Dormition (August 14). No specific guidelines were issued by the bishop, Wednesday and Friday abstinence from meat foods is the minimum observance. Fasting is broken on the Feast of Transfiguration of our Lord, August 6.
  • Our children’s Atrium is in need of volunteers and students. Hopefully, we can resume classes after the summer. If you would like to help and for more information, call Fr. Francis.
  • Eparchial Appeal 2020. We have reached our monetary goal. To this date, 9 households participated in the Appeal, which is about half of our parish. Please join with a small donation so we can reach our goal of 100% participation. Ask Fr. Francis about the form, for an easy way to donate online, go to: http://ephx.org/giving/.
  • 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. For our Sunday liturgies, we will gather outdoors.
Sun

 

Aug 2nd 8:30 AM Confessions

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy (outdoor location)

9th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 8.
       

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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