Bulletin for Feb. 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 for ever! + Slava Isusu Christu! Slava i vo viki!  

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Wisdom of the Desert Fathers

St. Gregory of Nazianzus

Let not our dwelling-place blaze with visible light and resound with minstrelsy, for this indeed is the custom of the Greek holy-month, but let us not honor God with these things and exalt the present season with unbecoming rites, but with purity of soul and cheerfulness of mind and with lamps which enlighten the whole body of the Church, i.e. with divine contemplations and thoughts

St. Jerome

Apart from honoring the relics of martyrs, it is the custom, through all the Churches of the East, that when the gospels are to be read lights are kindled, though the sun is already shining, not, indeed, to dispel darkness, but to exhibit a token of joy … and that, under the figure of bodily light, that light may be set forth of which we read in the psalter ‘thy word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my paths.

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Announcements

  • Last Sunday, 41 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, Donations $, Building fund $, gift shop $, 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. Stephen, Fr. Michael, Fr. Mel, Fr. Marcus, Fr. Chris, Fr. Randall, Fr. Michal, Sr. Patricia, Br. Gideon, Gary and Ingrid, Margaret and Don, Margaret, Slawomir and Oceana, Becky, Alexis, Marion, Curtis, Ronald, Jeannine, Taylor, Lorrie, Frances, Alex, Leroy, Michael, Adam, Thomas, Ellen, Ernestina, Carol, Nash, Michael, Jennifer, John.
  • Hospitality signup sheet: Feb 2 – Victor and Theresa Pacheco, Feb 9open, Feb 16Murin family. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the signup sheet is in the parish hall. Thank you to Darlene Janson who provided hospitality for us last Sunday.
  • Electrical work to our church. Updates to our electrical system are now complete. This week, the electrician replaced the old line to the air conditioners, which was insufficient, and performed minor updates to the classroom and gift shop area. Our total bill for the electrical work comes to $. Thank you for your generosity that made these updates possible. Enjoy the new outlets!
  • Annual Fire Inspection. We have a list of corrections to make and reschedule our inspection.
  • Church insurance. Our insurance reinstated our policy, with some limitations, which are related to our roof. We need to replace our roof to receive full coverage again. Keep your prayers coming.
  • All Souls Saturdays are days dedicated to praying for our departed brothers and sisters. Please remember to submit the list of your family members (last name of your family, and first names of those you wish remembered) to the parish office. The first All Souls is on February 15. Liturgical schedule
Tue

 

Feb 4th 6:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
Thu

 

Feb 7th 5:30 PM Vespers.
Sun

 

Feb 9th 8:30 AM Confessions.

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

 

Sunday of the Prodigal son. Leave-taking of the Encounter. Tone 2. Cantor: Tim Del Castillo. Reader: Tim Belke.
       

For Confession, please come half an hour before the scheduled services, or schedule an appointment.The week before the Sunday of the Prodigal son is traditionally fast-free, no fast or abstinence required this Friday. Let us remember one another as we offer of prayers and sacrifices to God.

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Bulletin for Jan. 26, 2020 – Sunday of Zacchaeus

O Holy Apostle Philip,

Intercede with the merciful God

That he may grant our souls forgiveness of sins.

************* 

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory for ever! + Slava Isusu Christu! Slava i vo viki!  

Wisdom of the Desert Fathers

St. John of the Ladder

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.

imageFrom Apophthegmata Patrum: An old man was asked, ‘How can I find God?’ He said, ‘In fasting, in watching, in labours, in devotion, and, above all, in discernment. I tell you, many have injured their bodies without discernment and have gone away from us having achieved nothing. Our mouths smell bad through fasting, we know the Scriptures by heart, we recite all the Psalms of David, but we have not that which God seeks: charity and humility.’

St. Hesychius the Priest

The hour of death will come upon us, it will come, and we shall not escape it. May the prince of this world and of the air (cf. Jn 14: 30, Eph 2: 2) find our misdeeds few and petty when he comes, so that he will not have good grounds for convicting us. Otherwise we shall weep in vain. ‘For that servant who knew his lord’s will and did not do it as a servant, shall be beaten with many stripes’ (cf. Lk 12: 47).

Announcements

  • Last Sunday, 48 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, Donations $, Building fund $, gift shop $, 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. Stephen, Fr. Michael, Fr. Mel, Fr. Marcus, Fr. Chris, Fr. Randall, Fr. Michal, Sr. Patricia, Br. Gideon, Gary and Ingrid, Margaret and Don, Margaret, Slawomir and Oceana, Becky, Alexis, Marion, Curtis, Ronald, Jeannine, Taylor, Lorrie, Frances, Alex, Leroy, Michael, Adam, Thomas, Ellen, Ernestina, Carol, Nash, Michael, Jennifer, John.
  • Hospitality signup sheet: Jan 26 – Victor and Theresa Pacheco, Feb 2Darlene Janson. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the signup sheet is in the parish hall. Thank you to the Prescott family who provided hospitality for us last Sunday.
  • Electrical work to our church. Updates to our electrical system are now complete. This week, the electrician replaced the old line to the air conditioners, which was insufficient, and performed minor updates to the classroom and gift shop area. Our total bill for the electrical work comes to $. Thank you for your generosity that made these updates possible. Enjoy the new outlets!
  • Annual Fire Inspection. Fire Department will perform the inspection of our church this Wednesday.
  • Church insurance. For your information, we are in the process of negotiating new insurance to our building, after Guide One informed us about cancelation of our existing policy. Hopefully we will transition smoothly to our new policy by the end of this month. You will be informed of the situation, in the meantime, please pray for successful negotiations.
  • All Souls Saturdays are days dedicated to praying for our departed brothers and sisters. Please remember to submit the list of your family members (last name of your family, and first names of those you wish remembered) to the parish office. The first All Souls is on February 15. Liturgical schedule
Tue

 

Jan 28th 6:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
Thu

 

Jan 30th 5:30 PM Divine Liturgy. Three Holy Hierarchs – Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom. Simple Feast.
Sun

 

Feb 2nd 8:30 AM Confessions.

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

 

Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee. Encounter of Our Lord with Simeon. Tone 1.Cantor: Amy Seyfried. Reader: Richard Agayoff.
       

For Confession, please come half an hour before the scheduled services, or schedule an appointment.Fridays in general are days of simple fast, we observe abstinence from meat foods. Let us remember one another as we offer our prayers and sacrifices to God.

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Bulletin for Jan. 19, 2020

O Holy Apostle Philip,

Intercede with the merciful God

That He may grant our souls forgiveness of sins.

************* 

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory for ever! + Slava Isusu Christu! Slava i vo viki!  

Wisdom of the Desert Fathers

When the holy Abba Anthony lived in the desert he was … attacked by many sinful thoughts. He said to God, “Lord, I want to be saved but these thoughts do not leave me alone; what shall I do in my affliction?” … A short while afterwards, when he got up to go out, Anthony saw a man like himself sitting at his work, getting up from his work to pray, then sitting down and plaiting a rope, then getting up again to pray. It was an angel of the Lord sent to correct and reassure him. He heard the angel saying to him, “Do this and you will be saved.” At these words, Anthony was filled with joy and courage.

The brethren also asked Abba Agathon, “Amongst all good works, which is the virtue which requires the greatest effort?” He answered, “Forgive me, but I think there is no labor greater than that of prayer to God. For every time a man wants to pray, his enemies, the demons, want to prevent him, for they know that it is only by turning him from prayer that they can hinder his journey. Whatever good work a man undertakes, if he perseveres in it, he will attain rest. But prayer is warfare to the last breath.”

Announcements

  • Last Sunday, 112 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, Donations $, Building fund $, gift shop $. 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. Stephen, Fr. Michael, Fr. Mel, Fr. Marcus, Fr. Chris, Fr. Randall, Fr. Michal, Sr. Patricia, Br. Gideon, Gary and Ingrid, Margaret and Don, Margaret, Slawomir and Oceana, Becky, Alexis, Marion, Curtis, Ronald, Jeannine, Taylor, Lorrie, Frances, Alex, Leroy, Michael, Adam, Thomas, Ellen, Ernestina, Carol, Nash, Michael, Jennifer, John.
  • Hospitality signup sheet: Jan 19 – Prescott family; Jan 26Victor and Theresa Pacheco, Feb 2Darlene Janson. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the signup sheet is in the parish hall. Thank you to all who provided hospitality for us last Sunday.
  • Thank you for your help and hospitality last weekend during Bishop John’s visit and ordination. It was beautiful to see our whole parish helping. May God grant you many blessed years for all you do for our church.
  • Electrical work to our church. Updates have been made to our electrical system, new panel, new outlets to the kitchen and bar area, main breaker replaced, and power supply to the air conditioners updated. So far, our expense for this project is $. The electrician discovered one more problem in the attic with air conditioner electrical, we will receive proposal for that in upcoming days. The church can be now used as usual.
  • Air Conditioner and Heating replacement is now complete, except for one electrical issue, which will be resolved soon. We have new system with updated distribution of air; we kept “the younger” of the two heaters, replaced the other one for new. The final cost of this project was $.
  • Church insurance. For your information, we are in the process of negotiating new insurance to our building, after Guide One informed us about cancellation of our existing policy. Hopefully we will transition smoothly to our new policy by the end of this month. You will be informed of the situation, in the meantime, please pray for successful negotiations.
  • Theophany Blessing of Homes. If you would like Father to come and bless your home, please let him know, sign up sheet is in the parish hall.
  • All Souls Saturdays are days dedicated to praying for our departed brothers and sisters. Please remember to submit the list of your family members (last name of your family, and first names of those you wish remembered) to the parish office. The first All Souls is on February 15.
  • 2019 ONLINE EDUCATIONAL OFFERINGS – All courses are offered as live webinars, free of charge. Register at:  www.EasternCatholic.org/eventsBaptized into Christ The Mystery of Initiation & Identity of the People of God – by Rev. Sebastian Carnazzo, Wednesdays, January 22 @5:00-6:00 pm PST

Liturgical schedule

Tue

 

Jan 21st 6:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
Thu

 

Jan 23rd 5:30 PM Vespers.
Sun

 

Jan 26th 8:30 AM Confessions.

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

 

Sunday of Zacchaeus – 33rdafter Pentecost. Cantor: Amy Seyfried. Reader: Tim.
       

For Confession, please come half an hour before the scheduled services, or schedule an appointment.Fridays in general are days of simple fast, we observe abstinence from meat foods. Let us remember one another as we offer our prayers and sacrifices to God.

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Bulletin for Jan. 12, 2020

O Holy Apostle Philip,

Intercede with the merciful God

That he may grant our souls forgiveness of sins.

*************

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory for ever! + Slava Isusu Christu! Slava i vo viki!

Wisdom of the Desert Fathers

Two hermits lived together for many years without a quarrel. One said to the other, ‘Let’s have a quarrel with each other, as is the way of men.’ The other answered, ‘I don’t know how a quarrel happens.’ The first said, ‘Look here, I put a brick between us, and I say, That’s mine. Then you say, No, it’s mine. That is how you begin a quarrel.’ So they put a brick between them, and one of them said, ‘That’s mine.’ The other said, ‘No; it’s mine.’ He answered, ‘Yes, it’s yours. Take it away.’ They were unable to argue with each other.

I may be wrong but I think nothing needs so much effort as prayer to God. If anyone wants to pray, the demons try to interrupt the prayer, for they know that prayer is the only thing that hinders them. All the other efforts in a religious life, whether they are made vehemently or gently, have room for a measure of rest. But we need to pray till our dying breath. That is the great struggle.

The devil appeared to a monk disguised as an angel of light, and said to him, ‘I am the angel Gabriel, and I have been sent to you.’ But the monk said, ‘Are you sure you weren’t sent to someone else? I am not worthy to have an angel sent to me.’ At that the devil vanished.

Do not be always wanting everything to turn out as you think it should, but rather as God pleases, then you will be undisturbed and thankful in your prayer.

Announcements

Last Sunday, 28 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, Donations $, Building fund $, 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. Stephen, Fr. Michael, Fr. Mel, Fr. Marcus, Fr. Chris, Fr. Randall, Fr. Michal, Sr. Patricia, Br. Gideon, Gary and Ingrid, Margaret and Don, Margaret, Slawomir and Oceana, Becky, Alexis, Marion, Curtis, Ronald, Jeannine, Taylor, Lorrie, Frances, Alex, Leroy, Michael, Adam, Thomas, Ellen, Ernestina, Carol, Nash, Michael, Jennifer, John.
Hospitality signup sheet: Jan 19 – Prescott family; Jan 26 Victor and Theresa Pacheco, Feb 2 – open. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the signup sheet is in the parish hall. Thank you to all who provided hospitality for us last Sunday.
Electrical work to our church. This week, electricians will work on a few updates and upgrades to our church. Please be aware that they will turn off the power to the building for most of Monday, and intermittently on Tuesday this week.
Margaret Ihnat, our former parishioner, passed away on December 30, 2019. She will be buried at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery on Thursday, January 16. The viewing is from 9 Am to 12 PM. We will pray the office of Christian burial at the Cemetery at 9 AM.
Theophany Blessing of Homes. If you would like father to come and bless your home, please let him know, sign up sheet is in the parish hall.
2019 ONLINE EDUCATIONAL OFFERINGS – All courses are offered as live webinars, free of charge. Register at: http://www.easterncatholic.org/events
— Baptized into Christ The Mystery of Initiation & Identity of the People of God – by Rev. Sebastian Carnazzo, Wednesdays, January 8, 15, & 22 @5:00-6:00 pm PST

Liturgical schedule

Thu

Jan 16th

7 AM Divine Liturgy.

9 AM Office of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

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Sun

 

Jan 19th

8:30 AM Confessions.

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

 

32nd Sunday after Pentecost.Cantor: Tim Del Castillo. Reader: Steve Prescott.

 

 

 

 

For Confession, please come half an hour before the scheduled services, or schedule an appointment. Fridays in general are days of simple fast, we observe abstinence from meat foods. Let us remember one another as we offer our prayers and sacrifices to God.

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Bulletin for Jan. 5, 2020

O Holy Apostle Philip,

Intercede with the merciful God

That he may grant our souls forgiveness of sins.

*************

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory for ever! + Slava Isusu Christu! Slava i vo viki!  

From the Fathers of the Church

St. Justin the Martyr

As many as are persuaded and believe that what we [Christians] teach and say is true, and undertake to be able to live accordingly . . . are brought by us where there is water, and are regenerated in the same manner in which we were ourselves regenerated. For, in the name of God, the Father and Lord of the universe, and of our Savior Jesus Christ, and of the Holy Spirit, they then receive the washing with water. For Christ also said, ‘Except you be born again, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven’

Announcements

  • Last Sunday, 42 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, Donations $, Building fund $, gift shop $, 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. Stephen, Fr. Michael, Fr. Mel, Fr. Marcus, Fr. Chris, Fr. Randall, Fr. Michal, Sr. Patricia, Br. Gideon, Gary and Ingrid, Margaret and Don, Margaret, Slawomir and Oceana, Becky, Alexis, Marion, Curtis, Ronald, Jeannine, Taylor, Lorrie, Frances, Alex, Leroy, Michael, Adam, Thomas, Ellen, Ernestina, Carol, Nash, Michael, Jennifer, John.
  • Hospitality signup sheet: Jan 12Murin family; Jan 19Prescott family and celebration potluck; Jan 26open. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the signup sheet is in the parish hall. Thank you to Murin family who provided hospitality for us last Sunday.
  • SS Basil and John Chrysostom, c. 1150 (mosaic in the Palatine Chapel, Palermo). (Wikipedia)

    SS Basil and John Chrysostom, c. 1150 (mosaic in the Palatine Chapel, Palermo). (Wikipedia)

    Ordination Potluck. Please coordinate with Betsy Prescott if you plan to help with the meal.

  • Ordination to the Subdiaconate of our Tim Belke, by Most Reverend Bishop John Pazak of the Holy Protection of Mary Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Phoenix, will take place on January 12, here at St. Philip the Apostle Church. The celebration will begin at 9:30, and will be followed by potluck hospitality meal.
  • Most Reverend Bishop John will be visiting our parish next weekend. He will be at the parish on Saturday in the afternoon, then Sunday. If you would like to meet him, come to St. Philip’s or inquire with Fr. Francis about an appointment time.
  • Our air conditioner and heater have been replaced. Thanks be to God. I hope it will work for many years. Thank you for your generosity that allowed for this project to be completed.
  • Theophany Blessing of Homes. If you would like Father to come and bless your home, please let him know, sign up sheet is in the parish hall.
  • 2019 ONLINE EDUCATIONAL OFFERINGS – All courses are offered as live webinars, free of charge. Register at:  www.EasternCatholic.org/eventsBaptized into Christ The Mystery of Initiation & Identity of the People of God – by Rev. Sebastian Carnazzo, Wednesdays, January 8, 15, & 22 @5:00-6:00 pm PSTLiturgical schedule
Mon Jan 6th 5:30 PM Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil. Theophany of Our Lord. Holy Day of Obligation.
Sun

 

Jan 12th 8:30 AM Confessions.

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

 

Sunday after the Theophany (31). Cantor: All. Reader: Tim Belke.
       

For Confession, please come half an hour before the scheduled services, or schedule an appointment.Fridays in general are days of simple fast, we observe abstinence from meat foods. Let us remember one another as we offer our prayers and sacrifices to God.

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Bulletin for Dec. 29, 2019

O Holy Apostle Philip,

Intercede with the merciful God

That he may grant our souls forgiveness of sins.

************* 

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory for ever! + Slava Isusu Christu! Slava i vo viki!  

Christ is Born! Glorify Him! + Chritos Razdajetsja! Slavite Jeho!

From the Canon of the Nativity of Our Lord

Heaven brought the first fruits of the Gentiles as a gift for Thee: A star summoned the wise men to the babe in the manger. They were amazed to see neither throne nor scepter, but only abject poverty. What is more humble than a cave? What is more lowly than swaddling clothes? Yet the riches of Thy divinity shone through all these. O Lord, glory to Thee!

Let the heavens rejoice and let the earth be glad! The Lamb of God has been born on earth, Granting redemption to the world. The Word, Who rests in the bosom of the Father, Has come forth without seed from the Virgin. The wise men were struck with amazement, Seeing Him born as an infant in Bethlehem. Let all creation glorify Him!

Announcements

  • Last Sunday, 52 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, Donations $, Building fund $, gift shop $, candles $, Bake Sale $, Bequest into the Building Fund (Walter Gerlach) $. 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. Stephen, Fr. Michael, Fr. Mel, Fr. Marcus, Fr. Chris, Fr. Randall, Fr. Michal, Sr. Patricia, Br. Gideon, Gary and Ingrid, Margaret and Don, Margaret, Slawomir and Oceana, Becky, Alexis, Marion, Curtis, Ronald, Jeannine, Taylor, Lorrie, Frances, Alex, Leroy, Michael, Adam, Thomas, Ellen, Ernestina, Carol, Nash, Michael, Jennifer, John.
  • Hospitality signup sheet: Dec 29 – Murin family, Jan 5open, Jan 12Prescott family. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the signup sheet is in the parish hall. Thank you to Amy Seyfried who provided hospitality for us last Sunday.
  • Ordination to the Subdiaconate of our Tim Belke, by Most Reverend Bishop John Pazak of the Holy Protection of Mary Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Phoenix, will take place on January 12, here at St. Philip the Apostle Church. Mark your calendars, more details to follow.
  • Theophany Blessing of Homes. If you would like father to come and bless your home, please let him know, sign up sheet is in the parish hall.
  • Special collection – Retirement Fund for Religious. We have collected $ for this cause. Thank you for your generosity. If you would like to support our retired religious, you can still make donation, please mark it “Retired Religious.”
  • Our Nut Rolls (and some other kind) are on sale, great prices. Use them for your Christmas meal or keep them frozen for later, now is time to take them home. Everything must go! For service, ask Amy, Father Francis, Darlene or Elizabeth.
  • 2019 ONLINE EDUCATIONAL OFFERINGS – All courses are offered as live webinars, free of charge. Register at:  www.EasternCatholic.org/eventsThe Gift of God – by Rev. David Anderson; Preparing for the Feast of the Nativity, Wednesday, you can find the recording on https://vimeo.com/380559505

    Baptized into Christ The Mystery of Initiation & Identity of the People of God – by Rev. Sebastian Carnazzo, Wednesdays, January 8, 15, & 22 @5:00-6:00 pm PST

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    Circumcision of the Lord (Courtesy of Temple Gallery)

    Liturgical schedule

Wed Jan 1st 9:30 AM Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil. Circumcision of Our Lord. Solemn Feast. Saint Basil the Great.
Fri

 

Jan 3rd 7 AM Royal Hours of the Theophany. Simple Fast.
Sun

 

Jan 5th 8:30 AM Confessions.

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

1 PM Great Vespers of Theophany. Blessing of water.

Sunday before the Theophany (30). Vigil of the Theophany. Cantor: Amy Seyfried. Reader: Richard Agayoff.
Mon Jan 6th 5:30 PM Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil. Theophany of Our Lord. Holy Day of Obligation.
       

For Confession, please come half an hour before the scheduled services, or schedule an appointment.Friday January 3 is a day of simple fast, according to our Typikon, we observe abstinence from meat foods. Let us remember one another as we offer our prayers and sacrifices to God.

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Bulletin for Dec. 22, 2019 – Sunday of the Ancestors

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 for ever! + Slava Isusu Christu! Slava i vo viki!  

Christ is Born! Glorify Him! + Chritos Razdajetsja! Slavite Jeho!

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government will be upon his shoulder, and his name will be called “Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

(Isaiah the Prophet)

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Announcements

  • Last Sunday, 36 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, Donations $, Building fund $. 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. Stephen, Fr. Michael, Fr. Mel, Fr. Marcus, Fr. Chris, Fr. Randall, Fr. Michal, Sr. Patricia, Br. Gideon, Gary and Ingrid, Margaret and Don, Margaret, Oceana, Becky, Alexis, Marion, Curtis, Ronald, Jeannine, Taylor, Lorrie, Frances, Alex, Leroy, Michael, Adam, Thomas, Ellen, Ernestina, Carol, Nash, Michael, Jennifer.
  • Hospitality signup sheet: Dec 22 – Amy Seyfried, Dec 29open, Jan 5open, Jan 12Prescott family. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the signup sheet is in the parish hall. Thank you to Darlene Janson who provided hospitality for us last Sunday.
  • Ordination to the Subdiaconate of our Tim Belke, by Most Reverend Bishop John Pazak of the Holy Protection of Mary Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Phoenix, will take place on January 12, here at St. Philip the Apostle Church. Mark your calendars, more details to follow.
  • Special collection – Retirement Fund for Religious. If you would like to support our retired religious, you can still make donation, please mark it “Retired Religious.” May God bless you in abundance for your generosity. This collection is managed by USCCB and it directly supports the care for the US religious who are retired from active ministry.
  • Visit our gift shop for last minute Christmas gifts.
  • Our Nut Rolls (and some other kind) are on sale, great prices. Use them for your Christmas meal or keep them frozen for later, now is time to take them home. Everything must go! For service, ask Amy, Father Francis, Darlene or Elizabeth.
  • 2019 ONLINE EDUCATIONAL OFFERINGS – All courses are offered as live webinars, free of charge. Register at:  www.EasternCatholic.org/eventsThe Gift of God – by Rev. David Anderson; Preparing for the Feast of the Nativity, Wednesday, you can find the recording on https://vimeo.com/380559505Baptized into Christ The Mystery of Initiation & Identity of the People of God – by Rev. Sebastian Carnazzo, Wednesdays, January 8, 15, & 22 @5:00-6:00 pm PST

    Liturgical schedule

Tue Dec 24th

 

7 AM Royal Hours of the Nativity.

3 PM Vespers with Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil.

9:30 PM Great Compline.

Vigil of Christmas.

Day of strict fast.

Wed

 

Dec 25th

 

9:00 AM Canon of Matins.

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

Nativity of Our Lord. Holy Day of Obligation.
Thu

 

Dec 26th 9:30 AM Divine Liturgy. Synaxis to the Theotokos. Solemn Feast.
Fri

 

Dec 27th 7 AM Divine Liturgy. Stephen the First Martyr.
Sun

 

Dec 29th 8:30 AM Confessions.

9:10 AM Office of the 3rd Hour

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

 

Sunday after Christmas – memory of David, Joseph, and James (29). Tone 4. Cantor: Tim Del Castillo. Reader: Steve Prescott.
Wed Jan 1st 9:30 AM Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil. Circumcision of Our Lord. Solemn Feast. Saint Basil the Great.
Fri

 

Jan 3rd 7 AM Royal Hours of the Theophany. Simple Fast.
Sun

 

Jan 5th 8:30 AM Confessions.

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

1 PM Great Vespers of Theophany. Blessing of water.

Sunday before the Theophany (30). Vigil of the Theophany. Cantor: Amy Seyfried. Reader: Richard Agayoff.
Mon Jan 6th 5:30 PM Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil. Theophany of Our Lord. Holy Day of Obligation.
       

For Confession, please come half an hour before the scheduled services, or schedule an appointment.During St. Philip’s fast we observe at minimum abstinence from meat foods on Wednesdays and Fridays. Vigil of Nativity (Dec 24) is a day of strict fast and abstinence from meat and dairy foods. Let us remember one another as we offer our prayers and sacrifices to God.

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