Sunday Bulletin 10/03/21

Bulletin as of October 2 2021

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Sunday, Oct. 3 – 19th Sunday after Pentecost            

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy

11:30 AM          Family Day celebration

Monday, Oct. 4 – Hierotheus, Bishop Martyr; Francis of Assisi       

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

4:00 PM          Evening Prayer

Tuesday, Oct. 5 – Charitina, Martyr           

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

4:00 PM          Evening Prayer

Wednesday, Oct. 6 – Thomas, Apostle     

4:00 PM          Evening Prayer

6:30 PM          Divine Liturgy       intentions of Fr. Nathan

7:30 PM          Fire-pit Social

Thursday, Oct. 7 – Sergius and Bacchus, Martyrs         

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

4:00 PM          Evening Prayer

Friday, Oct. 8 – Pelagia, Venerable             

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

4:00 PM          Evening Prayer

Saturday, Oct. 9 – James Alpheus, Apostle        

5:00 PM          Ventura County Divine Liturgy

6:30 PM          Vespers

Sunday, Oct. 10 – 20th 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, 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: $1,088.00; Candles: $74.67; Online: $330.00; VC Outreach: $680.00

Total: $2,192.67 / Attendance VC: 54 PSM: 51

 

The Story of Pokrov for kids

On Sunday October 1, in the year 911, the Christian people of Constantinople were afraid. Pagan terrorists from a faraway nation had threatened to invade and destroy the Christian city. Feeling that almost all hope was lost, Christians gathered in Blachernae Church of the Mother of God, where relics of clothing once worn by the Theotokos such as her robe, her veil, and part of her belt were kept for veneration. They had planned an all-night vigil to beg God to protect them.

There was a man there known as St. Andrew, the Blessed Fool for Christ, due to his tendency to go to extremes in his devotion to Our Lord… At about 4 o’clock in the morning, Andrew looked up to see the dome of the church seemingly disappear and a shining figure of the Theotokos, surrounded by angels and saints such as John the Baptist, John the Theologian and Nicholas of Myra, descend from heaven toward the altar where she knelt in prayer. She appeared to beg God tearfully on behalf of the citizens of Constantinople, asking her Divine Son to hear the prayers of all those who prayed for protection and begged her intercession.

When she finished her prayers, Andrew saw her remove her veil, and spread it over all the people in the church as a protection. He turned to his friend, a disciple of his named Epiphanius who later became a saint, and asked him if he saw the wondrous sight. St. Epiphanius replied that he saw Our Lady indeed, and was amazed. As long as Our Lady remained in the church, many were able to see her and the veil she extended over them. When she left their presence, a peaceful calm remained and when morning came, it was clear that the enemy had retreated and they would be safe.

Every October 1st, to this very day, we commemorate this great miracle by celebrating the feast of Pokrov, otherwise known as the Protection or Patronage of the Theotokos. The word Pokrov in Church Slavonic means veil, covering, or cloak, but interestingly, it also means Protection!

from byzimom.com

 

 “Therefore be merciful, even as your Father is also merciful.” Our Lord teaches us how to love one another in today’s Gospel, taking us beyond our human understanding of only being good to those who do good to us. A life in ordained ministry and monasticism is one way to give one’s life to all people. Is this something that God may have in store for your life? Contact the Vocations Office at 206-329-9219 or email: vocations@ephx.org

Saturday, October 2 –

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