Sunday Bulletin 01/16/22

Bulletin as of January 15 2022

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Sunday, Jan. 16 – 34th Sunday after Pentecost           

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy

Monday, Jan. 17 – Anthony the Great, Venerable         

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

Tuesday, Jan. 18 – Athanasius & Cyril, Archbishops         

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

4:00 PM          Evening Prayer

Wednesday, Jan. 19 – Marcarius, Venerable    

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

6:30 PM          Divine Liturgy +Fr. Conon Timoney

7:30 PM          Fire-pit Social

Thursday, Jan. 20 – Euthymius the Great, Venerable        

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

4:00 PM          Evening Prayer

Friday, Jan. 21 – Maximus the Confessor, Venerable             

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

4:00 PM          Compline

Saturday, Jan. 22 – Timothy, Apostle and Anastasius, Martyr          

5:00 PM          Ventura County Divine Liturgy

6:30 PM          Vespers

Sunday, Jan. 23 – 35th 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, Nicole Hefferon, Rob Hooper, Chris Johnson, Mary-Jo Koman-Keogh, 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, Denise Painter, Austin Pearce, 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: $1,357.00; Candles: $93.50; Online: $595.00; VC Outreach: $270.00; Church Improvements: $95.00; Parish Socials: $5.00; Initial Offering: $15.00; Holydays: $160.00

Total: $2,590.50 / Attendance- PSM: 64 VCO: 29

House Blessings

It is a tradition to receive a house blessing every year after the feast of Theophany.  You will find sign up sheets for this year’s house blessing in the small hall.

2021 Contribution Statements

2021 contribution statements will NOT be printed unless requested. Please see Anne Seabright or email the office if this is the case. If your email address is not on file with the church, please email admin@byzantineLA.com to ensure you receive your statement.

The Veneration of the venerable Chains of St. Peter (Jan. 16)

The OCA notes “The Veneration of the Honorable Chains of the Holy and All-Praised Apostle Peter: In about the year 42, on the orders of Herod Agrippa, the Apostle Peter was thrown into prison for preaching about Christ the Savior. In prison, he was held secure by two iron chains. During the night before his trial, an angel of the Lord removed these chains from the Apostle Peter and led him out from the prison (Acts 12:1-11). Christians who learned of the miracle took the chains and kept them as precious keepsakes. For three centuries, the chains were kept in Jerusalem, and those who were afflicted with illness and approached them with faith received healing. Patriarch Juvenal (July 2) presented the chains to Eudokia, wife of the emperor Theodosius the Younger, and she in turn transferred them from Jerusalem to Constantinople in either the year 437 or 439. Eudokia sent one chain to Rome to her daughter Eudoxia (the wife of Valentinian), who built a church on the Esquiline hill dedicated to the Apostle Peter and placed the chain in it. There were other chains in Rome, with which the Apostle Peter was shackled before his martyrdom under the emperor Nero. These were also placed in the church. On January 16, the chains of Saint Peter are brought out for public veneration.”

Why do we venerate chains? All of us are chained to things, other people, our hobbies, our friends, families, and even enemies. But there is nothing more glorious than to be a prisoner of Christ! The Apostle Paul calls these “the bonds of the gospel.” (c.f Philemon 1:13; and Acts 28:20). To be bound by the Gospel means total freedom to be what God has made us to be. Indeed, “He whom the Son sets free is free indeed!” (John 8:36). Paradoxically, to be a slave to God is to be totally free because true freedom is freedom as God created it to be, freedom to become partakers of the Gospel, of the Divine Nature (2 Pet. 1:4).

God With Us Online

Check the flyer on the bulletin boards for God With Us Online’s Spring curriculum. All courses are offered as live webinars, and are free of charge. Register today: EasternCatholic.org/events

 “Your faith has healed you.” Jesus heard the pleas for him to have mercy on the blind man on the road near Jericho. He meets us wherever we are in life, to bring us the healing that we so dearly need, especially when we cry out in faith. Priests, deacons, monks and nuns bring the presence of Jesus to the world. Could this be your calling? To find out more, contact the Vocations Office at 206-329-9219 or email: vocations@ephx.org

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