Sunday Bulletin 01/01/23

Bulletin as of December 24 2022

Christ is Born!  Glorify Him!

Christos Razdajetsja! Slavite Jeho!

(KRIS-tos Rozh-DA-yet-syah!  Sla-VEE-te YEAH-ho!)


Saturday, Dec. 31  –  Saturday after Christmas       

5:00 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Vespers-Divine Liturgy

Sunday, Jan. 1  –  Circumcision of Our Lord/Sunday before Theophany 

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy

Monday, Jan. 2  –  Sylvester, Pope         

6:30 PM          Akathist* for those suffering Addictions & Mental Illness

Wednesday, Jan. 4  –  Synaxis of the 70 Apostles    

6:30 PM          Reader Vespers

7:30 PM          Firepit Social

Thursday, Jan. 5  –  Vigil of Theophany        

6:00 PM          Vespers-Divine Liturgy with Blessing of Water

Friday, Jan. 6  –  Theophany of Our Lord            

6:00 PM          Santa Paula Divine Outreach Liturgy and Blessing of Water

Saturday, Jan. 7  –  Saturday after Theophany; Synaxis of John the Baptist      

5:00 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy       

6:30 PM          Reader Vespers

Sunday, Jan. 8  –  Sunday after Theophany         

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy 

*Add first names to this prayer service by emailing


St. Mary’s: Sundays 8:45 AM or by appointment

Santa Paula: Saturdays 4:15 PM or by appointment


(Please resubmit or submit names to

The Carlin Family, Michael Hefferon, Shirley Kunze, Michael Mina, Peter Mina, Fr, John Mina, Mila Mina, Lana Zimmerman, Patrick Zimmerman, Shannon O’Neill, All the sick and suffering of St. Mary’s

Royal Doors

The doors in the very center of the iconostasis are generally called the Royal Doors. These represent the access point to the Holy of Holies. In Hebrews 9:7 we are told that only the high priest entered the inner room of the temple, and Hebrews 7 explains that Christ is the new and permanent high priest. So only Christ, or a priest or bishop who is vested and actively serving in Christ’s place in the liturgy, can go through these doors. These doors represent the access point to the dwelling place of God, heaven itself. They often hold icons of the four Gospel writers since the Gospels, and the faith they inform and encourage, lead us to Theosis and heaven. These doors also often hold an icon of the Annunciation since this was the moment that God became man, a true meeting of heaven and earth, in the womb of the Theotokos.

Saturday, December 24 –

  • 11:00 AM