Sunday Bulletin 10/22/23

Bulletin as of October 21 2023


Saturday, Oct. 21  –  Hilary the Great, Martyr

5:00 PM       Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy 

6:30 PM       Reader Vespers 

Sunday, Oct. 22  –  21st Sunday after Pentecost

8:30 AM       Matins

9:30 AM       Divine Liturgy

Monday, Oct. 23  –  James, Apostle and Brother of the Lord

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

Wednesday, Oct. 25  –  Marcian and Martyrius, Martyrs

6:30 PM       Divine Liturgy        Mother Natalia from Rick White 

7:30 PM       Firepit Social

Saturday, Oct.  28  –  Paraskevia

5:00 PM Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy 

Sunday, Oct. 29  –  22nd Sunday after Pentecost

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


Collection: $1,394.00; Candles: $53.50; SP Outreach: $976.00

Total: $2,423.50 / Attendance- PSM: 65  SPO: 60


James- “Brother of the Lord”- Oct. 23

St. James was the son of Joseph the Betrothed, born of the wife that Joseph had before he was betrothed to the Ever-virgin Mary. Hence he was the brother of the Lord. However, some say that he was a nephew of Joseph, and the son of his brother Cleopas and his wife Mary, who was the first cousin of the Theotokos. But even according to this genealogy, he was still called, according to the idiom of the scriptures, the Lord’s brother because of their kinship.

This James is called the less (Mark 15:40) by the Evangelists to distinguish him from James, the son of Zebedee, who was called the Great. He was the first Bishop of Jerusalem, elevated to this Episcopal rank by the Apostles, according to Eusebius (Eccl. Hist., Book II:23) and was called Obliah, that is, the Just, because of his great holiness and righteousness. St James presided over the Council of Jerusalem at a time in which a major dispute between the Jewish Christians and the Gentile converts was settled.

St James was known as a man of prayer. In fact he spent so much time on his knees that they became calloused. He was fondly referred to as “camel-kneed.” Having ascended the crest of the Temple on the day of the Passover at the prompting of all, he bore testimony from there concerning his belief in Jesus, and he proclaimed with a great voice that Jesus sits at the right hand of the great power of God and shall come again upon the clouds of heaven. On hearing this testimony many of those present cried, “Hosanna to the Son of David.” But the Scribes and Pharisees cried, “So, even the just one hath been led astray,” and at the command of Ananias the high priest, St. James was cast down headlong from thence, then was stoned , and while he prayed for his slayers, his head was crushed by the wooden club wielded by a certain scribe. The first of the Catholic (General) Epistles written to the Jews in the Diaspora who believed in Christ was written by this St. James.

From: The Great Horologion


“If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone rises from the dead.” Abraham spoke to the rich man to emphasize to him and to us that we have many words of truth that show us the right way to live our lives. In his mercy, Our Lord calls servants  to be those modern day prophets by living as priests, deacons, subdeacons, monks and nuns. Is this something the Lord may be doing in your life? If so, contact the Vocations Office at 206-329-9219 or email: 


The October issue of the GCU Magazine is now available in the back of the church

Saturday, October 21 –

  • 12:55 PM