Sunday Bulletin 01/07/24

Bulletin as of January 6 2024


Saturday, Jan. 6  –  The Theophany of Our Lord

10:00 AM        Santa Paula Outreach Matins for Theophany

5:00 PM        Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy 

5:30 PM        Reader Vespers 

Sunday, Jan. 7  –  Sunday after Theophany

8:30 AM        Matins

9:30 AM        Divine Liturgy

Monday, Jan. 8  –  George, Dominica & Emilian, Venerables  

5:30 PM        *Akathist for those suffering Addiction & Mental Illness

Wednesday, Jan. 10  –  Gregory of Nyssa, Bishop

6:30 PM        Divine Liturgy For Valerie from John Prado

7:30 PM        Fire Pit Social

Saturday, Jan.  13  –  Saturday after Theophany

5:00 PM        Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy 

Sunday, Jan. 14  –  Sunday of Zaccheus

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 submit or resubmit names to

Please remember the following people in your prayers: The Carlin Family, Michael Hefferon, Shirely Kunze, Michael Mina, Peter Mina, Fr. John Mina, Mila Mina, Lana Zimmerman, Patrick Zimmerman, Shannon O’Neill, Fern Bonowicz, All the sick and suffering of St. Mary’s


The Mysteries of Initiation

We at the Proto-Cathedral are in a glorious season of many adult’s receiving the Mysteries of Initiation.  Here’s the basics from the “Christ our Pascha” Catechism: 

“Participation in the life of the Most Holy Trinity becomes a reality for us through the Holy Mysteries of Baptism, Chrismation, and Eucharist. In other words, we partake of God’s life by being united to Christ, receiving the seal of the Holy Spirit, and sharing the Body and Blood of Christ in the community called Church. As a person after birth begins to breathe and then receives nourishment in order to live, so the newly baptized, born to new life in the baptismal font, begins to breathe by the Holy Spirit and receives the nourishment of Holy Communion in order to grow in Christ. Through the prayers and sacred actions of the liturgical rite of each of these Mysteries, the Church leads the faithful (the Greek Fathers speak of mystagogy—leading into the mystery) into an understanding of the Mystery and perceiving it as a single, unified action of God’s grace. This is why in the tradition of the Eastern Church, these three Holy Mysteries are celebrated together.”


The Metropolitan Cantor Institute (MCI)

MCI Online registration is now open for 2024. There are three introductory classes that are free and open to all members of the church: 

  • Introduction to Liturgy
  • Introduction to Church Singing
  • Reading  in Church

These are 8-week, entirely self-paced classes (Reading in Church is 4 weeks); the Church Singing and Reading classes include instructor feedback on recordings each student makes. They are easy and cover a lot of material that is useful for parishioners.  

To enroll, just create an ID at, take a look at the three introductory classes, choose one, and click on Enroll me in this course on the left side of the screen.

Classes begin soon, so enroll today!


Saturday, January 6 –

  • 8:00 AM