Bulletin for Dec. 30, 2018

O Holy Apostle Philip,
Intercede with the merciful God
That he may grant our souls forgiveness of sins.

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

From the Fathers of the Church …

imageSt. John Chrysostom

“Entering the house the Magi saw the Child and Mary His mother. And prostrating, they adored Him. Then opening their treasures, they offered Him gifts: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.” What, one wonders, moved them to adore the Child? Outwardly, there was nothing unusual about the Virgin; and the house, too, was far from impressive. In other respects, also, there was nothing to fill them with wonder or impel them to adoration. Nevertheless, they not only adored, but brought out treasures and offered gifts, such gifts as one offers not to a man but only to God. For frankincense and myrrh are pre-eminently associated with divinity.

What then, inspired their behavior? The same reason that caused them to leave their homes and undertake their hazardous journey, namely, the star and the enlightenment imparted to their hearts by God Himself. And this it was that little by little led them to perfect understanding.

Had it not been so, they would never have paid such high honors, because all that could be seen there appeared very commonplace. What appeared to their senses was of no importance outwardly, the crib, the hut, a poor mother. Now the reason why all this happened as it did, was that you might be struck by the Magi’s eminent wisdom and learn that they came not merely to a man but to God, and what is more, to God as man’s Benefactor.

Therefore the Wise Men were not offended by outward appearances but worshipped and presented gifts — gifts, I say, that differed greatly from those that others in their grossness were using. They did not immolate a sheep or goat but made a spiritual oblation in harmony with highest ideals. For they offered the Infant their wisdom, their obedience, and their love.

“In a dream they were warned not to return to Herod. Accordingly they went back home by another way.” Here observe their great faith. Not only did they take no offense, but they were perfectly calm and obedient, yielding to no confusion of mind or manner. Nor did they complain to one another, saying, for example: “Tell me, is this Child really somebody, and does he have any sort of true power? If so, why this flight, this secret departure? We came openly and trustingly to this great people, and stood before the raging king. Why does the angel send us away now like fugitives?” But they did not think or talk in such a way. And thereby their faith proved itself genuine, since they did not ask a reason for the command but simply obeyed.

Announcements

Last Sunday, 55 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, donations $, candles $, Bake sale $. Nativity of Our Lord collection was $. 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.

May God favor you with His blessing, protection, and guidance in this New Year 2019 and always.

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 30 – Murin family, Jan 6 – potluck. Please sign up for hospitality for the upcoming Sundays; the signup sheet is in the parish hall. Thank you to Baker family who provided hospitality for us last Sunday.

Upcoming:

Jan 4 (Friday) – Pre-feast of Theophany – day of strict fast and abstinence
Jan 6 – Parish Potluck (Theophany of Our Lord)

Theophany blessing of homes – please let Fr. Francis know you would like your home blessed.

Liturgical schedule

Tue
Jan 1st
9:30 AM Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great.
Circumcision of Our Lord. St. Basil the Great.
Solemn Feast. Cantor: Gene Ford.

Fri
Jan 4th
6:30 AM Royal Hours of the Theophany.
Day of Strict Fast.

Sat
Jan 5th
9 AM Divine Liturgy.
3 PM Great Vespers. Blessing of Water.
Eve of Theophany of Our Lord.

Sun
Jan 6th
8:30 AM Confessions.
9:10 AM Office of the 3rd Hour.
9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
Theophany of Our Lord.
Cantor: Tim Del Castillo. Reader: Richard Agayoff.

For Confession, please come half an hour before the scheduled services, or schedule an appointment. January 4 (Friday) is a day of strict fast, we observe abstinence from meat and dairy foods. January 5 (Saturday) is a day of simple abstinence from meat foods. Let us remember one another as we offer our prayers and sacrifices to the Lord.

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Bulletin for Dec. 23, 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

Said the Apostle of the Only-begotten, Who being in the form of God, thought it no robbery to be equal with God. Who then is this who is in the form of God? Or how emptied He Himself, and humbled Himself to the likeness of man? If time above mentioned heretics dividing Christ into two parts, i. e the Man and the Word, affirm that it was the Man that was emptied of glory, they in must first show what form and equality with the Father are understood to be, and did exist, which might suffer any manner of emptying.

But there is no creature, in its own proper nature, equal with the Father; how then can any creature be said to be emptied? Or from what eminence to descend to become man? Or how can he be understood to have taken upon Him, as though he had not at first, the form of a servant? But, they say, the Word being equal with the Father dwelt in Man born of a woman, and this is the emptying.

I hear the Son truly saying to the Holy Apostles, If any man love Me he will keep My saying; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him, and make Our abode with him. Hear how he said that He and the Father will dwell in them that love Him. Do you then suppose that we shall grant that He is there emptied of His glory and has taken upon Him the form of a servant, when He makes His abode in the hearts of them that love Him? Or the Holy Spirit, does He fulfill an assumption of human flesh, when He dwells in our hearts?
Announcements

Last Sunday, 48 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, donations $, candles $, Bake sale $, book sale $, Special Collection (Retired Religious) $. 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.

Merry Christmas from Fr. Francis. May the new-born Prince of Peace fill your hearts and homes with enduring peace during this season and always.

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 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 Prescott family who provided hospitality for us last Sunday.

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.

Upcoming: Dec 24 (Monday) – Christmas Vigil – day of strict fast and abstinence
Jan 4 (Friday) – Pre-feast of Theophany – day of strict fast and abstinence
Jan 6 – Parish Potluck (Theophany of Our Lord)

02 TheotokosLiturgical schedule
Mon Dec 24th — Vigil of Christmas.
6:30 AM Royal Hours.
3 PM Great Vespers with Liturgy of St. Basil.
9:30 PM Great Compline.

Tue Dec 25th — Christmas – Nativity of Our Lord in the Flesh.
9 AM Canon of Matins.
9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
Holy Day of Obligation.

Wed Dec 26th — Synaxis of the Theotokos. Solemn Feast
9 AM Divine Liturgy

Thu Dec 27th — St. Stephen the First Martyr. Feast
9 AM Divine Liturgy.

Sun Dec 30th
Sunday after Christmas (31st after Pentecost) – David, Joseph and James.
Tone 7. Cantor: Amy Seyfried. Reader: Steve Prescott.
8:30 AM Confessions.
9:10 AM Office of the 3rd Hour.
9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

For Confession, please come half an hour before the scheduled services, or schedule an appointment. December 24 is a day of strict fast, we observe abstinence from meat and dairy foods (dairy, oil, and fish ok for Holy Supper after Vespers). Let us remember one another as we offer our prayers and sacrifices to the Lord.

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Bulletin for Dec. 16, 2018

imageO 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. Clement of Alexandria

The holy agape is the sublime and saving creation of the Lord…. An agape is in reality heavenly food, a banquet of the Word. The agape, or love, “bears all things, endures all things, hopes all things. Love never fails. “Blessed is he who eats bread in the kingdom of God.” The most unlikely of all downfalls is charity that does not fail” to be thrown down from heaven to earth among all these dainty seasonings. Do you still imagine that I refer to a meal that will be destroyed? “If I distribute my goods to the poor and do not have love,” Scripture says, “I am nothing.” The whole law and the word depend on this love. If you love the Lord your God and your neighbor,’ there will be a heavenly feast in heaven. The earthly feast, as we have proved from Scripture, is called a supper. It is permeated with love yet is not identified with it but is an expression of mutual and generous good will.
Announcements
Last Sunday, 49 souls came to pray at St. Philip’s, our tithes to the Lord were $, donations $, candles $, Bake sale $, book sale $, Special Collection (Retired Religious) $. 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 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 Agayoff family who provided 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.

Upcoming: St. Philip’s Fast is from November 15 to December 24
Dec 24 (Monday) – Christmas Vigil – day of strict fast and abstinence
Jan 4 (Friday) – Pre-feast of Theophany – day of strict fast and abstinence
Jan 6 – Parish Potluck (Theophany of Our Lord)

Liturgical schedule

Mon Dec 17th
6:30 AM Divine Liturgy.

Sun Dec 23rd
8:30 AM Confessions.
9:10 AM Office of the 3rd Hour.
9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
Sunday before Christmas – of the Ancestors (31st after Pentecost). Tone 6.
Cantor: Gene Ford. Reader: Tim Del Castillo.

Mon Dec 24th
6:30 AM Royal Hours.
3 PM Great Vespers with Liturgy of St. Basil.
9:30 PM Great Compline.
Vigil of Christmas.

Tue Dec 25th
9 AM Canon of Matins.
9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
Christmas – Nativity of Our Lord in the Flesh.
Holy Day of Obligation.

Wed Dec 26th
9 AM Divine Liturgy.
Synaxis of the Theotokos. Solemn Feast.

Thu Dec 27th
9 AM Divine Liturgy.
St. Stephen the First Martyr. Feast.

Sun Dec 30th
8:30 AM Confessions.
9:10 AM Office of the 3rd Hour.
9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
Sunday after Christmas (31st after Pentecost) – David, Joseph and James.
Tone 7. Cantor: Amy Seyfried. 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 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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