Sunday Bulletin 8/29/21

Bulletin as of August 28 2021

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Sunday, Aug. 29 – 14th Sunday after Pentecost / Beheading of John the Baptist       

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy

Monday, Aug. 30 – Return of the Relics of Bartholomew, Apostle         

7:30 AM          Morning Prayer          

Tuesday, Aug. 31 – Deposition of the Cincture of the Theotokos        

7:30 AM          Morning Prayer

4:00 PM          Evening Prayer

Wednesday, Sept. 1 – Beginning of the Church Year – Simeon, Venerable    

7:30 AM          Morning Prayer

6:30 PM          Divine Liturgy for Church New Year

7:30 PM          Fire Pit Social

Thursday, Sept. 2 – Mammas, Martyr        

7:30 AM          Morning Prayer

8:30 AM          Photina Walk

4:00 PM          Evening Prayer

Friday, Sept. 3 – Anthimus, Bishop-Martyr              

7:30 AM          Morning Prayer

4:00 PM          Compline

Saturday, Sept. 4 – Babylas, Bishop-Martyr & Moses, Prophet         

8:30 AM          Divine Liturgy and Cantor Workshop           

6:30 PM          Vespers

There is no Divine Liturgy in Ventura County this Saturday

Sunday, Sept. 5 – 15th 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: $905.00; Candles: $17.50; Online: $415.00; Church Improvements: 80.00;

Haiti Relief Special Collection: $5,000.00

Total: $6,417.50 / Attendance PSM: 68

UPCOMING

Cantor Workshop 4 Sept.  All day workshop begins with 8:30 am Divine Liturgy. Lunch will be provided. All parishioners welcome. Questions: Talk to Fr. Michael.

Everywhere Present

From our Book Club text, Everywhere Present, chapter two, “we live in an altar,” we read, “On the one hand, we say that ‘God dwells in heaven.’ But the church also says that He is ‘everywhere present and filling all things.” Metropolitan Kalistos Ware goes so far as to say Christianity is panentheistic. This is the belief that God is in all things. Certainly, the apostle Paul agrees that he “upholds all things by the word of his power.” The point is, the clear line between the sacred and the profane is the result of the fall. All of creation will eventually be renewed according to the Book of Revelation. This is what we see in the garment Christ wore which healed a woman, or when his saliva is mixed with dirt unto the healing of the blind man. We see when Peter’s shadow heals a man. We see this in the sacraments, in icons, in the blessings of holy water, in relics, and in all holy objects, not least sanctified in mankind. The theologian Alfaev points out that creation always had the potential of corruption because it was other than God, but it also has the potential of restoration with God’s presence. The new heavens and the new earth will one day be one. The job of the Christian is to realize this in our own lives. Let us make our families and ourselves holy. Let us make our property holy. Let us make our houses holy. Invite God into all of your life and all of your life will be made holy.

Fr. Nathan Symeon 

“Indeed, many are called but few are chosen!” Our Lord shows mercy to all and calls each of us to our own particular vocation. Will we respond to his call with an open heart? For most of us, this is the life of the family, the domestic Church. For some of us, he is calling us to consider a life as a priest, deacon, monk, or a nun, to build up his kingdom and celebrate the wedding feast of the Lord in a special way. If this may be his will for you, please call 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, August 28 –

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