Sunday Bulletin 12/05/21

Bulletin as of December 4 2021


Sunday, Dec. 05 – 28th Sunday after Pentecost          

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy

Monday, Dec. 06 – St. Nicholas of Myra, Archbishop       

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

6:30 PM          Divine Liturgy            Mariah Hamdi from Rick White

7:30 PM          Fire-pit Social

Wednesday, Dec. 08 – Maternity of the Holy Anna  

8:30 AM          Festal Matins

6:30 PM          Divine Liturgy            Katie & Liam Kelly from Rick White

7:30 PM          Fire-pit Social

Thursday, Dec. 09 – Patapius, Venerable      

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

4:00 PM          Evening Prayer

Friday, Dec. 10 – Mennas and Others, Martyrs          

8:30 AM          Morning Prayer

4:00 PM          Compline

Saturday, Dec. 11 – Daniel the Stylite, Venerable & Spiridon, Wonderworker-Bishop      

5:00 PM          Ventura County Divine Liturgy

6:30 PM          Vespers

Sunday, Dec. 12 – Sunday of the Forefathers      

9:00 AM          Matins

10:00 AM          Divine Liturgy 

12:00 PM         St. Nicholas Day Celebration


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, 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


Collection: $1,899.00; Candles: $24.04; Online: $205.00; VC Outreach: $498.46; Socials: $26.00; Giftshop: $40.00; Eparchial Appeal Rebate: $7,555.06

Total: $10,247.56 / Attendance- PSM: 60 VCO: 44


St. Nicholas Day Celebration Potluck

We will celebrate the feast of St. Nicholas Archbishop of Myra (Dec. 6) on Sunday December 12th with a joint liturgy with St. Mary’s Romanian church at 10am followed by a potluck luncheon. There will be a special visit from St. Nicholas for the children. Sign-up sheets are in the small hall.

Returning to our Eastern Identity

During the past few hundred years, the Easter Catholic Churches have had to fight for their Eastern heritage. One of the difficulties has been our question, “how can we be both Eastern in our theology, spirituality, and liturgical life, while at the same time being in communion with Rome?” During the past sixty years (at least), we have been making great strides forward. The Magisterium, our bishops, and the faithful have been encouraged to return to our traditions and many of us have been joyous to do just that. The importance of total immersion in our faith is nothing less than an impetus for us to truly live our Eastern traditions to the totality of our lives in Christ. The Nineteenth century saw the rise of the Ressourcement in the Western Churches and the Neo-Patristic revival in the Eastern Churches, basically moving back to the sources of our faith. In this same century, Fr. George Florovsky offered the following way forward. He called the East to,

A prayerful entry into the Church, a fidelity to Revelation, a return to the Fathers, a free encounter with the West. The way of history has still not been fully travelled; the history of the church is not yet finished. The road is open though difficult…It is a mysterious way of spiritual labor (Podvig), a way of secret and silent labor in the acquisition of the Holy Spirit.

Here we find the crux of the matter; it is not just a return to the sources, but a life of prayer as we engage our whole faith. May your Christmas fast be blessed!

In Christ,

Fr. Nathan Symeon 


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Saturday, December 4 –

  • 1:50 PM