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Philip the Apostle Byzantine (Ruthenian) Catholic Church

3866 65th street Sacramento, CA 95820
Phone: (916) 452-1888


E-mail: feromurin@hotmail.com Mobile: (916) 539-1534

O Holy Apostle Philip, Intercede with the merciful God That he may grant our souls forgiveness of sins.

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory for ever! + Slava Isusu Christu! Slava i vo viki!

From the Fathers of the Church

St. John Chrysostom He commended them for doing what was right. He reveals how great is his bond of love for them and has been from the beginning. Then the king will say to those at his right hand, Come, O blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. To what other blessedness could this blessedness be compared? To be blessed of the Father! Why were they counted worthy of such a great honor? I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink. What honor! What blessedness! He did not say take but inherit as ones own, as your Fathers, as yours, as due to you from the first. For before you were, he says, these things had been prepared and made ready for you, because I knew you would be such as you are.

Hospitality sign-up sheet: Feb 10 Hannah Prescott, Feb 17 Baker family, Feb 24 Murin family, Mar 3 Ajiduah family. Please sign up for hospitality for the

upcoming Sundays; the list is in the parish hall. Thank you to the Baker and Janson family who provided hospitality for us last Sunday. Bishops Appeal 2013. Yes, it is here again! You may have already received the pledge form and a flier with the information from the Eparchy, if not, please see Fr. Francis to get one. A reminder that pledge forms have to be processed by the parish, likewise your donations have to go through the parish. Please be generous with your gift. The appeal ends on May 31, please send the pledge cards to the office before the end of the month. Thank you. The goal for our parish is $3600, it is calculated according to the number of households in the parish ($200/household). Great Fast begins on February 11th. Bishop Gerald issued fasting directive for this season. In short, all faithful receiving Holy Eucharist are to abstain from meat foods on Wednesdays and Fridays of the Great Fast. The first day of the Fast (Feb 11 th) and Great and Holy Friday (Mar 29th) are days of strict fast, all faithful ages 18-59 are to eat one full meal that day and two small meals, no meat and dairy foods. Pastor can dispense individual faithful or family (come and ask) from fasting discipline for appropriate reasons. Prayer requests. Please remember in your prayers the members of our parish family: Steve Klinkovsky, Oceana Grabianowski, Gary and Ingrid Stewart, Walter Gerlach, Margaret Ihnat, Darlene Janson, Alexis and Rebecca Harris, Janet, Michael, Curtis, Norman, Joseph, Elijah, Michael, Robert, Agatha, Lucy (Fr. Francis).

Liturgical schedule
Tue Thu Sun Feb 5th Feb 7th Feb 10th 6:30 AM Divine Liturgy. 5:30 PM Vespers. 9: 00 AM Confessions. 9: 40 Office of the 3rd Hour. 10: 00 AM Divine Liturgy. Sunday of Cheesefare. Tone 4. Leave-taking of the Encounter. Holy Martyr Agatha.

For Confession, please come half an hour earlier to scheduled services, or schedule an appointment. Fridays in general are marked as days of simple abstinence or equivalent penance. 2

Year of Faith
BY DEATH HE TRAMPLED DEATH In the preparation rite (Prothesis or Proskomedia) of the Divine Liturgy the priest says: You have redeemed us from the curse of the law with Your precious blood; nailed to the cross and pierced with the lance, You have become a fountain of immortality for us; glory to You, our Savior. These words remind us that Christ is our redeemer who has ransomed us from the captivity of sin and hell. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. / Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows / like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is dumb, so He opened not His mouth. Prophecy of Isaiah 53. He bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors. Is. 53:12. By His humility, Christ has overcome the pride of Satan and the sins of man. Fr. Anthony Hernandez, Eparchy of Phoenix, Office of Religious Education.