Sunday Bulletin 8/13/23

Bulletin as of August 12 2023


Saturday, Aug 12  –  Photius and Anicetus, Martyr    

5:00 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy

Sunday, Aug 13  –  11th Sunday after Pentecost  

8:30 AM        Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy

Monday, Aug 14  –  Translation of the Relics of Theodosius of the Cave, Venerable         

5:00 PM          Akathist* for those suffering Addictions & Mental Illness

5:30 PM          Great Vespers

6:30 PM          Divine Liturgy for the Dormition (holy day of obligation) + Blessing of flowers, herbs, and medication

7:45 PM          Firepit Social and Feast

Wednesday, Aug 16  –  Translation of the Icon of Our Lord    

6:30 PM          Divine Liturgy

7:30 PM          Firepit Social

Saturday, Aug 19  –  Andrew and Others, Martyrs         

5:00 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy

6:30 PM          Reader Vespers

Sunday, Aug 20  –  12th Sunday after Pentecost          

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, All the sick and suffering of St. Mary’s


No deposit this week due to building maintenance


Eparchial Appeal 2023 – Ends Aug. 31

There are only a few weeks left to reach our goal of $29,470.53!  We have raised 60% of our goal with $17,800.00. Donations can be made directly to the Eparchy by mail or on their website: and then clicking on our church. Payments can also be made directly to St. Mary’s by check. If you wish to donate online, please use the Eparchy’s website found above.

Thank you to everyone who has donated already!

Alig; Alviz; Bates; Brady; Clemens; Cook; Fitzgerald; Golya; Horey, F; Horey, M; Jimenez; Jordan; Kieselhorst; Koman-Keough; Marschner-Coyne; Matthews; Michnya; Mina; O’Neill; Onufrak; Parrot; Petach; Reichert; Somits; Sumandra, M.; Sumandra, N&S; Summe; Wiltz; Zimmerman, P; Zimmerman, W

Dormition of the Theotokos

Great devotion to the Most Holy Mother of God left a mark on our Liturgical Year. The year opens with the Nativity of the Mother of God on September 8th, and the last of the 12 great feasts of the church year, the Dormition of the Mother of God, culminates the cycle of feasts.  The faithful always prepared themselves for the great feasts with fasting and prayer.  Therefore, the Feast of the Dormition is preceded by a two weeklong fast. 

The Feast of the Dormition reveals God’s ultimate plan for mankind: that having completed this earthly life, the faithful shall be resurrected in body and soul and united with Christ for all eternity.   Thus, this Feast is a feast of hope, hope in Resurrection and life eternal.  It is the celebration of the fact that all men are “highly exalted” in the blessedness of the victorious Christ, and that this high exaltation has already been accomplished in Mary the Theotokos.

According to an old custom, flowers and medicinal herbs are blessed after the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of the Dormition.  According to traditional belief, after Mary’s assumption, her tomb was filled with a “heavenly fragrance” and flowers.  The herbs, used as natural medicine, are blessed in commemoration of the numerous healing and extraordinary graces bestowed on the pilgrims at Mary’s tomb.

(Full article and explanation of the festal icon at:

 “The lord of that slave, moved with compassion, released him, and forgave him the debt.” In today’s parable, we see our Lord acting out of a compassion that transcends what we deserve and brings forgiveness in the midst of debt. Is a life of prayer and compassion through the religious or ordained life something that God is calling you to consider? To learn more, contact the Vocations Office at 206-329-9219 or email:

Saturday, August 12 –

  • 1:28 PM