Sunday Bulletin 04/04/21

Bulletin as of April 3 2021

 

Christ is Risen!    Indeed He is Risen!

Christos Voskrese!    Voistinnu Voskrese!

Great and Holy Pascha – The Resurrection of Our Lord

WEEKLY LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sunday, April 4                  

9:30 AM          Paschal Matins & Divine Liturgy for Pascha 

Monday, April 5 – Bright Monday         

7:30 AM          Matins                                   

7:30 PM          Divine Liturgy

Tuesday, April 6 – Bright Tuesday        

7:30 AM          Matins                                    

8:30 AM          Divine Liturgy                                

4:00 PM          Evening Prayer

Wednesday, April 7 – Bright Wednesday   

 7:30 AM          Matins                                  

 4:00 PM          Evening Prayer                                  

7:30 PM          Divine Liturgy

Thursday, April 8 – Bright Thursday        

7:30 AM          Matins                                   

4:00 PM          Evening Prayer

Saturday, April 10 – Bright Saturday      

8:30 AM          Divine Liturgy                                   

5:00 PM          Ventura County Divine Liturgy                                   

6:30 PM          Vespers

Sunday, April 11 – Thomas Sunday        

 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: $1,190.01; Candles: $68.10; Online: $685.00; VC Outreach: $40.00; Misc.: $61.10; Flowers: $5.00; Church Improvements: $50.00; Palm Sunday: $270.00; Bookstore: $150.00

Total: $2,519.21 / Attendance 70   

 

Christ is Risen!    Indeed He is Risen!

Christos Voskrese!    Voistinnu Voskrese!

The Paschal Sermon of St. John Chrysostom  

If any man be devout and love God, let him enjoy this fair and radiant triumphal feast. If any man be a wise servant, let him rejoicing enter into the joy of his Lord. If any have labored long in fasting, let him now receive his recompense. If any have wrought from the first hour, let him today receive his just reward. If any have come at the third hour, let him with thankfulness keep the feast. If any have arrived at the sixth hour, let him have no misgivings; because he shall in nowise be deprived thereof. If any have delayed until the ninth hour, let him draw near, fearing nothing. If any have tarried even until the eleventh hour, let him, also, be not alarmed at his tardiness; for the Lord, who is jealous of his honor, will accept the last even as the first; He gives rest unto him who comes at the eleventh hour, even as unto him who has wrought from the first hour. 

And He shows mercy upon the last, and cares for the first; and to the one He gives, and upon the other He bestows gifts. And He both accepts the deeds, and welcomes the intention, and honors the acts and praises the offering. Wherefore, enter you all into the joy of your Lord; and receive your reward, both the first, and likewise the second. You rich and poor together, hold high festival. You sober and you heedless, honor the day. Rejoice today, both you who have fasted and you who have disregarded the fast. The table is full-laden; feast ye all sumptuously. The calf is fatted; let no one go hungry away. 

Enjoy ye all the feast of faith: Receive ye all the riches of loving-kindness. let no one bewail his poverty, for the universal kingdom has been revealed. Let no one weep for his iniquities, for pardon has shown forth from the grave. Let no one fear death, for the Savior’s death has set us free. He that was held prisoner of it has annihilated it. By descending into Hell, He made Hell captive. He embittered it when it tasted of His flesh. And Isaiah, foretelling this, did cry: Hell, said he, was embittered, when it encountered Thee in the lower regions. It was embittered, for it was abolished. It was embittered, for it was mocked. It was embittered, for it was slain. It was embittered, for it was overthrown. It was embittered, for it was fettered in chains. It took a body, and met God face to face. It took earth, and encountered Heaven. It took that which was seen, and fell upon the unseen. 

O Death, where is your sting? O Hell, where is your victory? Christ is risen, and you are overthrown. Christ is risen, and the demons are fallen. Christ is risen, and the angels rejoice. Christ is risen, and life reigns. Christ is risen, and not one dead remains in the grave. For Christ, being risen from the dead, is become the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. To Him be glory and dominion unto ages of ages. Amen. 

Christ is Risen! “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” Being ordained or consecrated as a monastic is a special way to bring the presence of the Risen Christ to this world. This may be something that God is calling you to do! Contact the Vocations Office at 206-329-9219 or email: vocations@ephx.org

Saturday, April 3 –

  • 12:44 PM
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