Sunday Bulletin 2/26/23

Bulletin as of February 25 2023


Saturday, Feb. 25  –  Commemoration of the Miracle of the Great-Martyr Theodore        

5:00 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy

6:30 PM          Reader Vespers

Sunday, Feb. 26  –  Sunday of Orthodoxy (1st Sunday of the Great Fast)   

8:30 AM     Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy

Monday, Feb. 27  –  Procopius, Venerable Confessor         

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

4:00 PM          Evening Prayer

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

Wednesday, March 1  –  Eudoxia, Venerable-Martyr   

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer                   

6:30 PM          Presanctified Divine Liturgy

7:45 PM          Firepit Social

Friday, March 3  –  Eutropius & Others, Martyrs          

6:15 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Presanctified Liturgy

Saturday, March 4  –  2nd All Souls Saturday      

8:30 AM          Divine Liturgy and Panachida

5:00 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy

6:30 PM          Reader Vespers

Sunday, March 5  –  2nd Sunday of the Great Fast       

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, All the sick and suffering of St. Mary’s


Collection: $1,280.00; Online: $220.00; Santa Paula: $969.00; Candles: $62.75; Church Improvements: $100.00; Holydays: $60.00; Initial Offering: $5.00

Total: $2,696.75 / Attendance – PSM: 77  


Sunday of Orthodoxy

Today is the First Sunday of the Great Fast, which is traditionally referred to as the Sunday of Orthodoxy.  This is the Sunday where we commemorate the restoration of the Holy Icons in the Byzantine churches after what basically was a 117-year period of iconoclasm, where images that were hidden away in homes, caves, barns, and monasteries were processed in the streets and restored to the churches.   This restoration was a clear profession of faith in Jesus Christ and the new economy of salvation whereby it was clearly affirmed that orthodox faith and worship included the veneration of the images of Christ, the angels and the saints who were part of the glorious cloud of witnesses in heaven.   The Church affirmed that all those who were “in Christ” and part of His Mystical Body in heaven could now be seen visibly through sacred iconography incorporated into the worship of the Church and in our homes and shrines.

In our churches, then, the realms of heaven and earth are brought together, united in Christ who sits at the right hand of the Father Almighty surrounded by the angels and the saints in glory.  The earthly church becomes a living, vibrant icon of the heavenly kingdom that awaits us.   

-Father Daniel Dozier, pastor of St. George Byzantine Catholic Church, Olympia, WA


“We have found the one about whom Moses wrote in the law and also the prophets.” Finding our Savior during this Great Lent, we see that our “soiled image was restored to its original form, commingled with divine beauty.” God may be helping you find that a vocation to monasticism or holy orders is the beauty meant for you. To learn more, contact the Vocations Office at 206-329-9219 or email:

Saturday, February 25 –

  • 3:07 PM