Sunday Bulletin 11/06/22

Bulletin as of November 5 2022


Saturday, Nov. 5  –  Galaction and Episteme, Martyrs         

5:00 PM          Outreach Divine Liturgy in Santa Paula

6:30 PM          Reader Vespers

Sunday, Nov. 6  –  22nd Sunday after Pentecost         

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy

Monday, Nov. 7  –  33 Martyrs of Melitene          

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

5:00 PM          Akathist* for those suffering Addictions and Mental Illness

5:30 PM          Vespers

6:30 PM          Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Archangel Michael and all the Angels   For the Cantors from Rick White

Wednesday, Nov. 9  –  Onesiphorus and Pophryius, Martyrs 

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

9:30 AM          Photina Walk

6:30 PM          Divine Liturgy   For the Parish Servers from Rick White

7:30 PM          Firepit Social

Saturday, Nov. 12  –  Josaphat, Archbishop   

5:00 PM          Outreach Divine Liturgy in Santa Paula

Sunday, Nov. 13  –  23rd 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 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, Fern Bonowicz, Shannon O’Neill, All the sick and suffering of St. Mary’s



Collection: $2,341.00; Candles: $80.00; Online: $130.00; Santa Paula: $360.00; Church Improvements: $100.00; Holydays: $10.00; Insurance Payout: $16,886.92; Charity: $260

Total: $20,167.92 / Attendance- PSM: 66 VCO: 65


You can pick up the October issue of the GCU Magazine and the newest issue of the Joyful Light magazine from our seminary in the narthex.


The Holy Place

(Part II in a series of posts encouraging reverence of the Holy things)

When the priest stands at the royal doors and blesses the altar at the end of the Little Entrance (the one where he or the deacon carries the Gospel book), he says “Blessed is the entrance into your holy of holies…”. He is identifying this space in the parish temple with the most sacred section of the Old Testament temple, the Holy of Holies. This is where the arc of the covenant was kept and where God spoke with his people. Since God had not yet taken on a body, or any lasting physical form, the arc of the covenant was the closest God’s people had to a physical space where God was present in a unique way, and could be engaged within a specific location. In the arc were kept three physical items that God has used to manifest his presence and will. In our temple’s Holy Place and on the Holy Table, we keep the mysteries that “fulfilled” these Old Testaments manifestations. The 10 Commandments written on stone have been fulfilled by the written Word of God that is the Gospel book. The bread from heaven that was the manna has been fulfilled by the Eucharist in the tabernacle that is the Bread of Life, Christ himself, come down from heaven to dwell with us, as one of us. The Rod of Aaron that blossomed life from a dead piece of wood has been fulfilled by the hand cross, a representation of the cross of Christ that brought life through death.


“Daughter, be of good cheer! Your faith has made you well. Go in peace.” Our merciful Savior brought healing to the ill because he loves us all. By dedicating our lives to more prayer and devotion to him through a vocation to holy orders and monastic lives, this healing can be extended to the world. Is this something that may be in store for your future? Contact the Vocations Office at 206-329-9219 or email:

Saturday, November 5 –

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