Sunday Bulletin 7/18/21

Bulletin as of July 17 2021

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Sunday, July 18 – Fathers of the Six Ecumenical Councils           

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy

Monday, July 19  –  Marina, Great Martyr & Blessed Paul Gojdich         

7:30 AM          Morning Prayer

6:30 PM          Vespers

7:30 PM          Vigil Divine Liturgy   +John Bosak from MJ Koman-Keogh

Tuesday, July 20  –  Elijah, Prophet         

7:30 AM          Morning Prayer

4:00 PM          Evening Prayer

Wednesday, July 21  –  Simeon and John, Venerables    

7:30 AM          Morning Prayer

4:00 PM          Evening Prayer

6:30 PM          Divine Liturgy   Blaise and Therese Blain &Family

7:30 PM          Fire Pit Social

Thursday, July 22  –  Mary Magdalene, Equal to the Apostles     

7:30 AM          Morning Prayer

8:30 AM          Photina Walk

4:00 PM          Evening Prayer

Friday, July 23  –  Trophimus & Others, Martyrs          

7:30 AM          Morning Prayer

4:00 PM          Compline

Saturday, July 24  –  Boris and Gleb, Martyrs      

8:30 AM          Divine Liturgy   +Bishop Gerald Dino                    

5:00 PM          Ventura County Divine Liturgy

6:30 PM          Vespers

Sunday, July 25  –  9th 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, 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: $2,148.00; Candles: $21.00; Online: $685.00; Church Improvements: $150.00; VC Outreach: $80.00; Holydays: $25.00  

Total: $3,109.00 / Attendance PSM: 63; VCO: 41

The Great Prophet Elijah (July 20th)

“God’s great love for the human race saw the prophet sorrowing over the great transgressions of all. Elijah was enraged, and he hurled these unmerciful words to the Merciful One: Become angry and cry out against those who turned against You, O just Judge. Move the heart of every good person to torment your enemies. The only Lover of Mankind always seeks the repentance of all.” Ikos for the Glorious Prophet Elijah

Elijah was a righteous man living in unrighteous times (for example, read I Kings 17-19). He struggled against ungodly kings and queens, false prophets, siding with the truth. At times God came to his side and showed miraculously who was right. Think of the prophets of Baal and Elijah calling fire down from heaven, something that God granted at that time, but would later not grant with some other followers of God (Luke 9:54-55)…

The Glorious Prophet Elijah can teach us so much about our humanity, as we meditate upon the conflict in his world, and our world today. Church corruption, political insanity, the overall inhumanity, loneliness and sin of our day can be faithfully documented. Will that bring us to a good vision of how to respond to it all? Perhaps, perhaps not. It must never cast us away from the most important vision of all, and that is the beauty of this world and all of creation, even our enemies who are currently our enemies…

We may cry for un-mercy as did Elijah, and it may be because of the hurt we have received, but if we profess to follow the Merciful One, His response to our prayers may sometimes be a No that appears to contradict us. If we see more mystically, this response will transform us and take us to see the higher reality of reconciliation and repentance… let your heart meet mercy, whether it is content or full of rage. Transformation is real, and it is what we all need.

(Abridged from https://prayerofsaintephrem.blog/2019/07/20/when-rage-meets-mercy/)

“Bring them to me.” Jesus miraculously fed the thousands by blessing the loaves and the fish. To do this, he asked his followers to gather and bring the food to him. He still uses us as his servants, particularly those men and women who are monastics, as well as through men called to holy orders. Is this something God is calling you to? Contact the Vocations Office at 206-329-9219 or email: vocations@ephx.org

THE BYZANTINE CATHOLIC EPARCHY OF PHOENIX subscribes to the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People adopted by the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops.  The Eparchy, within all its parishes, institutions and programs, is committed to assuring a safe environment in ministry for its children and young people that conforms to the Charter requirements. 

For information regarding the Eparchial Safe Environment Program, please contact:
Dcn. Michael Hanafin: Safe Environment Program Coordinator

Cell: (480) 387-5182 – Email: dcnhanafin@ephx.org
Sbdcn. Paul F. Kilroy: Asst. Safe Environment Program Coordinator
Office: (602) 861-9778 – Cell: (702) 498-5972 – Email: sbdcnkilroy@ephx.org
Dr. Caroline Bonham: Victim Assistance Coordinator 

Cell: (505) 314-3943 – Email: victimassistanceofphoenix@gmail.com

Saturday, July 17 –

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