Sunday Bulletin 01/24/21

Bulletin as of January 23 2021

Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee

WEEKLY LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sunday, January 24  – Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy

Monday, January 25  

7:30 AM          Morning Prayer

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

Wednesday, January 27   

7:30 AM          Morning Prayer

8:30 AM          Divine Liturgy            +Warren&Rita Snyder from R&J Lichalic

4:00 PM          Evening Prayer

Thursday, January 28 

7:30 AM          Morning Prayer

8:30 AM          Photina Walk

7:00 PM          Evening Prayer

7:30 PM          Divine Liturgy            +John Bosak from George Bosak

Friday, January 29     

7:30 AM          Morning Prayer

4:00 PM          Vespers

Saturday, January 30 

7:30 AM          Matins

8:30 AM          Divine Liturgy: The Three Holy Hierarchs             Gary and Angela Edgington

5:00 PM          Ventura County Divine Liturgy

6:30 PM          Vespers

Sunday, January 31 –  Sunday of the Prodigal Son

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy

PRAYER REQUESTS

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

WEEKLY DEPOSIT

Collection: $805.00; Candles: $17.00; Online: $75.00; Ventura County Outreach collection: $115.00

Total: $1,012.00 / Attendance 25

UPCOMING

  • House Blessings: So that you can get to know him better, Father Nathan will be doing this year’s house blessings.  Please speak with him, or email him at frnathansymeon@gmail.com to schedule.  If you would rather not have a priest visit during the pandemic, we will be providing booklets you can use to bless your own home. 
  • All-Souls Saturdays: Please hand or email Father Michael (pastor@ByzantineLA.com) the first names of any deceased family members you would like remembered at this year’s All-Souls Saturday Divine Liturgies.  The first All-Souls Saturday is February 6th!!!

 

 Lives of the Saints for Kids:  Three Holy Hierarchs

The devil is very good at taking things that are good and beautiful and twisting them into something evil and ugly.  God though, is even better at untwisting them to reveal the original goodness and beauty that He gave them.  Such is the case with a feast that we will celebrate on this coming Saturday (1/30).  Basil the Great was given the gift of explaining both the life of God and the life that God wishes us to live.  Gregory the Theologian had a deep and abiding relationship with God that was revealed in his teachings.  John Chrysostom moved hearts and minds with his comforting and convicting preaching.  They were of one mind in teaching about Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ.  All three lived about 300 years after Jesus, and played very important roles in the growth of the Church.  Many years later, the devil succeeded in beginning to harm the good and unified work they did by convincing people to take the good they saw in these three great hierarchs (bishops), and use it as a weapon against each other.  People took their eyes off Christ, the subject of these men’s zealous labor, and focused on the men themselves.  They began to argue over which of the three men was the greatest.  Our Lord healed this evil competition by sending these three Holy Hierarchs in a dream to the bishop of a town near where they had lived.  They told this bishop “There are no divisions among us, and no opposition to one another”.  A feast day was then established so that we can celebrate all three on the same day.  This is why we still love to celebrate the feast of the Three Holy Hierarchs.      

    

“O God, be merciful to me a sinner.” The Publican prayed simply for mercy, and our Byzantine prayer services begin with these simple words. Do you want to receive and share this mercy by giving your life to prayer as a religious, monastic, priest or deacon?  Contact the Vocations Office at 206-329-9219 or email: vocations@ephx.org

Saturday, January 23 –

  • 12:27 PM
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