Sunday Bulletin 4/23/23

Bulletin as of April 22 2023


Christos Voskrese! Voistinu Voskrese!


Saturday, Apr. 22  –  Theodore Sykeot, Venerable   

5:00 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy

Sunday, Apr. 23  –  Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women          

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy

Monday, Apr. 24  –  Sabbas, Martyr       

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

4:00 PM          Evening Prayer

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

Wednesday, Apr. 26  –  Basil, Bishop-Martyr

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

9:30 AM          Photina Prayer and Litter Walk

6:30 PM          Divine Liturgy

7:45 PM          Firepit Social

Saturday, Apr. 29  –  The 9 Holy Martyrs of Cyzice     

5:00 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy

Sunday, Apr. 30  –  Sunday of the Paralytic Man      

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, Melanie Murray, Gene Francis, All the sick and suffering of St. Mary’s


Collection: $1,510.00; Online: $843.00; Santa Paula: $451.00; Candles: $59.95; Pascha: $375.00; Holydays: $20.00; Holy Land Collection: $20.00; Catholic Home Missions: $20.00

Total: $3,398.95 / Attendance – PSM: 77 VCO: 70


The Great Martyr George

Along with being the Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearers, this is also the feast of the Great-Martyr George.

We have an icon of the Great-Martyr on the back wall of the temple next to the stairwell.

George was a very accomplished and virtuous soldier. The emperor was becoming very “successful” in bringing a false-peace to the empire, and saw Christians, who were “not of this world” as an inconvenience. George immediately confessed his faith and was severely tortured. The witness of his perseverance in faith converted many, even the emperor’s own wife. He had both George and his own wife killed for their faith.

Before the persecution, while serving as a soldier, George came upon a pagan town where a massive serpent was possessed by a demon. The townspeople were offering their own children to the serpent to keep it from killing more. George proclaimed the name of the trinity, then wounded the serpent and had the governor’s daughter (the next in line to be killed) lead it around like a tame dog before he killed it. This event is portrayed in the icon on our temple wall.


“You seek Jesus the Nazarene, who has been crucified. He has risen!” In the midst of sadness, the good news comes to us and tells us of the life in Christ. To share this life with vigor, Christ seeks men and women to be like the angel who shared this good news to the myrrh-bearing women. He may be calling you to do this by a life as a monk, a nun, or to

Saturday, April 22 –

  • 2:13 PM