Sunday Bulletin 12/27/20

Bulletin as of December 26 2020

Christ is Born!  Glorify Him!

Christos Razdajetsja!  Slavite Jeho!

Merry Christmas!

Sunday after the Nativity



Sunday, Dec. 27         

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy

Wednesday, Dec. 30  

7:30 AM          Morning Prayer

8:30 AM          Divine Liturgy            +John Bosak from George Bosak

4:00 PM          Evening Prayer

Thursday, Dec. 31      

7:30 AM          Morning Prayer

8:30 AM          Photina Walk

6:30 PM          Vespers

7:30 PM          Divine Liturgy            Daniel McCarthy from Kay Wiskuchan

Friday, Jan.  01          

7:30 AM          Morning Prayer

4:00 PM          Compline

Saturday, Jan. 02        

8:30 AM          Divine Liturgy            +Edward Parrot from Jerome Parrot

5:00 PM          Divine Liturgy in Ventura County

6:30 PM          Vespers

Sunday, Jan. 03          

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy


Please remember the following people in your prayers: Estella Biedenbender,  Ken Bosak, Julie Carlin, 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


Collection: $1,915.00; Candles: $45.00; Online: $285.00; Church Improvements: $100.00; Property Rental: $205.00; Ventura County Outreach collection: $15.00

Total: $2,565.00 / Attendance 50


Circumcision of Our Lord – January 1

On the eighth day after His Nativity, our Lord Jesus Christ was circumcised in accordance with the Old Testament Law. All male infants underwent circumcision as a sign of God’s Covenant with the holy Forefather Abraham and his descendants [Genesis 17:10-14, Leviticus 12:3].

After this ritual, the Divine Infant was given the name Jesus, as the Archangel Gabriel declared on the day of the Annunciation to the Most Holy Theotokos [Luke 1:31-33, 2:21]. The Fathers of the Church explain that the Lord, the Creator of the Law, underwent circumcision in order to give people an example of how faithfully the divine ordinances ought to be fulfilled. The Lord was circumcised so that later no one would doubt that He had truly assumed human flesh, and that His Incarnation was not merely an illusion, as certain heretics had taught.

In the New Testament, the ritual of circumcision gave way to the Mystery of Baptism, which it prefigured [Colossians 2:11-12]. Accounts of the Feast of the Circumcision of the Lord continue in the Eastern Church right up through the fourth century. The Canon of the Feast was written by Saint Stephen of the Saint Sava Monastery.

In addition to circumcision, which the Lord accepted as a sign of God’s Covenant with mankind, He also received the Name Jesus [Savior] on the eighth day after His Nativity as an indication of His service, the work of the salvation of the world [Matthew 1:21; Mark 9:38-39, 16:17; Luke 10:17; Acts 3:6, 16; Philippians 2:9-10]. These two events — the Lord’s Circumcision and Naming — remind Christians that they have entered into a New Covenant with God and “are circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ” [Colossians 2:11]. The very name “Christian” is a sign of mankind’s entrance into a New Covenant with God.                                                                                   



Saturday, December 26 –

  • 12:22 PM