Sunday Bulletin 3/5/23

Bulletin as of March 4 2023


Saturday, March 4  –  2nd All Souls Saturday        

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

Monday, March 6  –  42 Martyrs of Ammorium          

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

4:00 PM          Evening Prayer

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

Wednesday, March 8  –  Theophylact, Bishop-Confessor     

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

9:30 AM          Photina Prayer & Trash Pick-up

6:30 PM          Presanctified Divine Liturgy

7:45 PM          Firepit Social

Friday, March 10  –  Codratus and Others, Martyrs       

6:15 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Presanctified Liturgy

Saturday, March 11 – 3rd All Souls Saturday       

8:30 AM          Divine Liturgy & Panachida 

5:00 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy

Sunday, March 12  –  3rd 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: $1,309.00; Online: $500.00; Santa Paula: $560.00; Candles: $73.50; Property Rental: $800.00

Total: $3,242.50 / Attendance – PSM: 62  


Happy 90th Birthday Pat O’Neill!!! May God grant you many happy and blessed years!


The Search for Sacred Quietude

Today our Byzantine Churches commemorate Gregory Palamas, the 14th century monk and theologian that championed the Jesus Prayer and many other aspects of our Byzantine spirituality. You can read all about him and his spirituality at  Here is a quick explanation of his teaching on God’s Essence and Energies:  

  1. The light which shone at Tabor, during the Transfiguration of the Savior, is declared to be neither a creature nor the essence of God, but His energy: the uncreated and natural grace springing eternally from the divine essence itself;
  2. There are in God two inseparable things: His essence and the natural and substantial energies flowing from His essence in line with the relationship of cause and effect. We cannot enter into His essence but we can participate in His energies. Both the one and the other are uncreated and eternal;
  3. This real distinction between essence and energies or operations does not destroy the simplicity of God…;
  4. The word θεότης (godly) does not apply solely to the divine essence, but is said also of its operation…;
  5. The light of Tabor is the ineffable and eternal glory of the Son of God, the kingdom of heaven promised to the saints, the splendor in which He shall appear on the last day to judge all mankind.

“Arise, take up your mat and go to your house.” Our Lord healed the paralysis of the suffering man brought through the roof. His words of healing centered on spiritual healing by forgiving his sins. In response to God’s love and forgiveness, are you being called to a life of prayer and intercession as a religious, monastic, or a priestly life? Contact the Vocations Office at 206-329-9219 or email:


The February 2023 edition of GCU magazine is available in the back of the church

Saturday, March 4 –

  • 4:49 PM