Sunday Bulletin 2/18/24

Bulletin as of February 12 2024


Saturday, Feb. 17  –  Commemoration of the Miracle of the Great-Martyr Theodore       

5:00 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy

5:30 PM          Reader Vespers

Sunday, Feb. 18  –  Sunday of Orthodoxy – 1st Sunday of the Great Fast         

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy

Tuesday, Feb. 20  –  Leo if Catania, Bishop        

5:30 PM          Akathist* for those suffering Addictions & Mental Illness

Wednesday, Feb. 21  –  Timothy, Venerable  

6:30 PM          Presanctified Divine Liturgy

7:30 PM          Firepit Social

Friday, Feb. 23  –  Polycarp, Bishop-Martyr            

6:00 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Presanctified Divine Liturgy

Saturday, Feb. 24  –  1st & 2nd Findings of the Head of John the Baptist       

5:00 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy

Sunday, Feb. 25  –  2nd Sunday of the Great Fast         

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy

*Add first names to this prayer service by emailing


St. Mary’s: Sundays 8:45 AM or by appointment

Santa Paula: Saturdays 4:15 PM or by appointment


(Please resubmit or submit names to

The Carlin Family, Michael Hefferon, Shirley Kunze, Michael Mina, Peter Mina, Fr. John Mina, Mila Mina, Lana Zimmerman, Patrick Zimmerman, Shannon O’Neill, Fern Bonowicz, Carolina Chirdon, All the sick and suffering of St. Mary’s


Collection: $2,197.00; Santa Paula: $575.00; Online: $155.00; Candles: $55.00; Parish Socials: $80.00; Holydays: $30.00; Church Improvements: $180.00

Total: $3,272.00 / Attendance – PSM: 68    SPO: 91  


Quotes from St. John of Damascus, champion of the orthodoxy of icons used in worship

“The whole earth is a living icon of the face of God. … I do not worship matter. I worship the Creator of matter who became matter for my sake, who willed to take His abode in matter, who worked out my salvation through matter. Never will I cease honoring the matter which wrought my salvation! I honor it, but not as God. Because of this I salute all remaining matter with reverence, because God has filled it with his grace and power. Through it my salvation has come to me.” —John of Damascus


“Of old, God the incorporeal and uncircumscribed was never depicted. Now, however, when God is seen clothed in flesh, and conversing with men, I make an image of the God whom I see. I do not worship matter, I worship the God of matter, who became matter for my sake, and deigned to inhabit matter, who worked out my salvation through matter. I will not cease from honoring that matter which works my salvation.” ― John of Damascus


“Yes, O Lord, we adore all that belongs to Thee, and we take to our hearts Thy Godhead, Thy power and goodness, Thy mercy towards us, Thy condescension and Thy Incarnation. And as men fear touching red-hot iron, not because of the iron but because of the heat, so do we worship Thy flesh, not for the nature of flesh, but through the Godhead united to that flesh according to substance. We worship Thy sufferings. Who has ever known death worshipped, or suffering venerated? Yet we [54] truly worship the physical death of our God and His saving sufferings. We adore Thy image and all that is Thine; Thy servants, Thy friends, and most of all Thy Mother, the Mother of God. We beseech, therefore, the people of God, the faithful flock, to hold fast to the ecclesiastical traditions. The gradual taking away of what has been handed down to us would be undermining the foundation stones, and would in no short time overthrow the whole structure.” ― John of Damascus


“We have found the one about whom Moses wrote in the law and also the prophets.” Finding our Savior during this Great Lent, we see that our “soiled image was restored to its original form, commingled with divine beauty.” God may be helping you find that a vocation to monasticism or holy orders is the beauty meant for you. To learn more, contact the Vocations Office at 206-329-9219 or email:

Monday, February 12 –

  • 6:51 PM