Sunday Bulletin 06/27/21

Bulletin as of June 26 2021

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Sunday, June 27 – 5th Sunday after Pentecost          

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy

Monday, June 28 – Translation of the relics of Cyrus and John, Unmercenaries        

7:30 AM          Morning Prayer

6:30 PM          Vespers

7:30 PM          Vigil Divine Liturgy (Holy day of Obligation)

Tuesday, June 29 – Peter and Paul, Preeminent Apostles

Wednesday, June 30 – Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles   

7:30 AM          Morning Prayer

4:00 PM          Evening Prayer

6:30 PM          Divine Liturgy                +John Bosak from Ken Bosak

7:30 PM          Fire Pit Social

Thursday, July 1 – Cosmas and Damian, Unmercenaries         

7:30 AM          Morning Prayer

8:30 AM          Photina Walk

4:00 PM          Evening Prayer

Friday, July 2 – Deposition of the Robe of the Theotokos               

7:30 AM          Morning Prayer

4:00 PM          Evening Prayer

Saturday, July 3 – Hyacinth, Martyr          

8:30 AM          Divine Liturgy             +John Bosak from Nancy Rodriguez & Family                                        

5:00 PM          Ventura County Divine Liturgy

6:30 PM          Vespers

Sunday, July 4 – 6th Sunday after Pentecost           

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy 

PRAYER REQUESTS

Please remember the following people in your prayers: Estella Biedenbender,  Ken Bosak, , Fletes Family: Alicia, Frankie, Layla, Lupita & Veronica, Victoria Flores, Larry Goodwin, Holly Garlow,  Michelle Grana, Virginia Harrington, Jeanne Hart, Michael Hefferon, Rob Hooper, Chris Johnson, Patricia Kurczak,  Irene Lehman, Elizabeth & John Mallas, Dylan Mancia, Toni Martin, Marg Mauro, Juan Gabriel Martinez, Pedro Medina, Mina family: Mila, Diana, Rev. John & Mike,  Shannon O’Neill, Tanya Petach, Casandra Porch, Nicholas, Rodriguez Diane Romano, Paul Saucedo, Kathleen Savko, Robert Stamer, Leanne Steuer, Mary Washko, Dina & Matthew Wiggins,  Carmen Zambrano, Lana Zimmerman, Patrick Zimmerman, Fr. Chris Zugger and all those who serve in the Armed Forces

WEEKLY DEPOSIT

Collection: $2,203.00; Candles: $45.50; Online: $685.00; Church Improvements: $75.00; VC Outreach: $176.00; Gift Shop: $377.00  

Total: $3,552.50  

EPARCHIAL APPEAL 2021

We are in the midst of this year’s Eparchial Appeal. Funds donated to this appeal will support the various ministries that the Bishop and the Eparchy of Phoenix carry out for the Glory of God and the up-building of the Church. Our goal is to reach 100% participation, so please give any amount you can! Details should have been sent to you by the Eparchy, but if you have not received anything you can contribute anyway by writing “Eparchial Appel” on the memo line of a check to the parish, or donate online at https://ephx.org/st-marys-eparchial-appeal/      Thank you for your generosity!

Thank you to those who have contributed: Anonymous, Chirdon., Clemens, Cook, Davies, Delgado, Golya, Healy, Herrera, Horey F, Horey M, Koman-Keogh, Kopcho B, Michyna, Mina, Mowery, Fr O’Loughlin, O’Neill P, O’Neill S, Onufrak, Parrot, Patzwahl, Petach, Reichert, Richie, Seabright, Sumandra NS, Sumandra S, Tabak, Theisen, Zimmerman PM, and Zimmerman WJ.

Feast of Saints Peter and Paul – June 29th

This coming Tuesday is the great feast of the Preeminent Apostles Peter and Paul.  A single feast for these two great Roman martyrs is an ancient establishment, but a well-known icon of the feast is more recent.  The icon of Peter and Paul embracing gained much popularity in the 15th and 16th centuries.  Since icons are “windows into heaven”, they reveal not only who lived and what happened in our chronological time and physical space, but also the transcendent reality of what is happening in heaven.  This is why for instance you will see Pentecost icons both with and without the Theotokos.  The icon with the Theotokos emphasizes the moment in time when the Spirit descended on the Apostles and all those gathered in the upper room (including the Mother of God), while the icon without her and usually including St. Paul is an icon that emphasizes the foundation of the Church.  

In the icon of Peter and Paul then, they are embracing to emphasize the union that they now have in heaven, even if that union was complicated during the apostolic age.  That tension continues in the successors of these two men even today.  The reasons for their embrace, a hopeful act for those of us still living in the world, is at least three-fold.

-Peter and Paul’s relationship in the 1st century was rocky (See Galatians 2).

-Peter was an apostle to the Jews and Paul to the Gentiles, a distinction that will be fulfilled 

in heaven (Galatians 3:28).

-Peter and Paul can be seen to represent Orthodoxy and Catholicism, as both lived in the 

East, but died in Rome.  This is likely why this icon gained in popularity in the 15th Century.  500 years after the Great Schism, the Council of Florence attempted, unfortunately unsuccessfully, to unify the separated Churches.   

“Go!” This is the one word from our Lord that we hear in today’s gospel, and yet it is a profound one. Jesus can control evil spirits, which was and is a shock to this world. Is he calling you to “go” on a holy path, by discerning a vocation to the priesthood, diaconate, or monastic life? Contact the Vocations Office at 206-329-9219 or email: vocations@ephx.org

Saturday, June 26 –

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