Sunday Bulletin 01/21/24

Bulletin as of January 20 2024


Saturday, Jan. 20  –  Euthymius the Great, Venerable         

5:00 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy

5:30 PM          Reader Vespers

Sunday, Jan. 21  –  Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy

Monday, Jan. 22  –  Timothy, Apostle & Anastasius, Martyr          

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

4:00 PM          Evening Prayer

Tuesday, Jan. 23  –  Clement of Ancyra, Martyr          

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

Wednesday, Jan. 24  –  Xenia, Venerable     

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

4:30 PM          Divine Liturgy at St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo (please arrive by 4pm)

6:30 PM         Reader Vespers

Saturday, Jan. 27  –  Translation of the Relics of John Chrysostom          

5:00 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy

Sunday, Jan. 28  –  Sunday of the Prodigal Son

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, Fern Bonowicz, Carolina Chirdon, All the sick and suffering of St. Mary’s


Collection: $1,709.00; Santa Paula: $610.00; Online: $155.00; Candles: $95.45; Church Improvements: $375.00; Gift Shop: $80.00; Initial Offering: $15.00; Holydays: $60.00; Parish Socials: $34.00; Gift Shop: $80.00; All Souls: $20.00

Total: $3,153.45 / Attendance – PSM: 74     SPO: 93  


Wednesday Night Divine Liturgy

This week’s Wednesday evening Divine Liturgy will be held at 4:30 PM at St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo. All are welcome to join this wonderful chance to share our beautiful liturgy with the seminarians at St. John’s.

St. John’s Seminary, 5012 Seminary Rd, Camarillo, CA 93012


When Does Christmas End?

You’ve heard of the 12 days of Christmas? How about the “Season of Light”? But we only say, “Chris is Born!” until December 31st! Yet we fasted for 40 days in preparation, so can’t we celebrate for that long (like Pascha)? And the church prescribes no fasting between the 25th and January 4! 

Like much of our Eastern Christian traditions, there are options and levels of celebration. “Both/And” as we so often say. 

The liturgical celebration of the Nativity of our Lord ends on December 31st (along with the greeting “Christ is Born!”). We then celebrate the Circumcision/Naming of our Lord on the 1st, and the pre-feast of Theophany begins January 2nd. Theophany (January 6th) is the celebration of the revelation of the Trinity (when Christ was baptized) and used to also be the feast of His Nativity (and revelation to the Magi) because they are both feasts of “revelation”. The post-feast of Theophany ends on January 14th. 40 days after his birth, though, Christ was brought to the temple where he met Simeon and Anna, and after a 40 day fast, it would make sense to celebrate for 40 days. Also, this feast also contains the theme of revelation, since Simeon says, “my eyes have seen the salvation…”. So… We celebrate until the 31st (liturgical celebration), but also until the 4th (no fasting), but also until the 14th (end of Theophany) and also until February 2 (40 days). So Blessed Feast! And it’s almost time for the Great Fast! 🙂 


“Today salvation has come to this house.” Our Great God and Savior has come to save the world. Have you experienced His salvation in your “house”? Would you like to share this life with the world through a calling to holy orders, religious or monastic life?  Contact the Vocations Office at 206-329-9219 or email:

Saturday, January 20 –

  • 11:30 AM