Sunday Bulletin 11/13/22

Bulletin as of November 12 2022


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

12:00 PM          Cantor Class

Monday, Nov. 14  –  Philip, Apostle    

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

6:00 PM          Compline for the Sanctity of Life

6:30 PM          Akathist* for those suffering Addictions &Mental Illness

Wednesday, Nov. 16  – Matthew, Apostle-Evangelist

6:30 PM          Divine Liturgy    +Bryan McBeth from Pat O’Neill

7:30 PM          Firepit Social

Saturday, Nov. 19  – Obediah, Prophet     

5:00 PM          Outreach Divine Liturgy in Santa Paula

6:30 PM          Reader Vespers

Sunday, Nov. 20  –  24th 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: $3,291.00; Candles: $97.35; Online: $330.00; Santa Paula: $575.00; Church Improvements: $200.00; Eparchial Appeal Rebate: $9,399.75

Total: $13,893.10 / Attendance- PSM: 59 VCO:

Table of Oblation

Along with the Holy Table, there are two other tables in the Holy Place. The table to the left of the Holy Table (under the icon of the Holy Trinity in our temple) is the called the Table of Prothesis (“placing before/offering”), Table of Proskomedia (“offering”) or Table of Offering/Oblation in English. Let’s call it the Table of Oblation (“offering” a sacrifice to God in this context) for simplicity’s sake. This was originally a whole separate room attached to the temple. The faithful would bring the bread they would bake as an oblation for the Divine Liturgy. The deacon would then choose the most perfect loaf or loaves (5 in our Slavic tradition) and these would be used for the Divine Liturgy. This Table of Oblation is now where the priest and deacon prepare the bread and wine (with prayers, cuts and pours) to be carried to the Holy Table during the Great Entrance, and then changed into the Body and Blood of Christ.

Philip’s Fast Nov. 14

The 40-day fasting period that prepares us for the Nativity of Our Lord begins on Tuesday, November 15th.  This Fast is called the Nativity Fast or the Philip’s Fast since it begins the day after the feast of St. Philip.  (The “Fast of Saints Gurias, Samonas and Habib” (Nov 15th) doesn’t roll off the tongue as easily.)  Remember that these fasting seasons are times when we trust the church’s wisdom to prepare us to celebrate and receive the grace of the feast that halts the fast.

From the Typicon of the Metropolia of Pittsburgh:

According to the forty-day tradition, the Philip’s Fast in preparation for Christmas begins on Tuesday.  During this fast, it was the custom to observe a strict abstinence on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and a lesser abstinence (mitigation for wine and oil) on Tuesday and Thursday.  The fast is observed more strictly from December 10, with daily strict abstinence, and a mitigated abstinence (wine and oil) on Saturday and Sunday.  The Ruthenian Metropolia has identified this period as a penitential season.  The fast may be observed voluntarily, partially or in its entirety.

I would encourage you to prayerfully decide on a fasting regimen based on one of these guidelines and stick with it throughout the fast.  Of course, let me know if you have any questions.  Remember that if you have an eating disorder, allergies, or any type of physical, mental or spiritual reason to observe an atypical fast, talk to a mentor and edit your practice with a sincere and penitent heart.                                                   

-Father Michael

“Go and do likewise.” Our Lord teaches the rich young man that showing mercy to all is the way to best fulfill the two greatest commandments, of loving God and loving our neighbor. For each of us, to “go and do likewise” will look different based on our unique gifts from God. Some of us are called to show mercy by serving the Church as priests, deacons, monks and nuns. If that may be your calling, contact the Vocations Office at 206-329-9219 or email:

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 of the church.

Saturday, November 12 –

  • 10:00 AM