You are on page 1of 3


Philip the Apostle Byzantine (Ruthenian) Catholic Church

3866 65 th street
Sacramento, CA 95820
Phone: (916) 452-1888 E-mail: Mobile: (916) 539-1534

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory for ever!

Slava Isusu Christu! Slava i vo viki!

From the Fathers…

St. Cyril of Alexandria
The God of all releases us from the difficulties of our faults, according to the parable.
This is what is signified by the ten thousand talents. But this happens on the prosvisio
that we ourselves release our fellow servants from the hundred denarii, that is, from the
few minor faults they have committed against us. The angels who stand over us and are
under the same yoke of service as we are make accusations before God. They do not
speak to God as if God does not know – for God knows everything. Rather, in the interest
of justice, they demand the proper punishment for those who choose to despise and
dishonor the command that we love one another. When we meet our proper deserts, either
we receive punishment in our present life, such as being visited with some pain or trouble
or infirmity, or if not, we will certainly be punished in the future life. God punishes the
obstinate, intractable parson with a view to improving and changing him for the better.
This is easy to see. Holy Scripture is pertinent here, in these wisely spoken words: The
Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes everyone he accepts as a son,”(Heb 12:6,
Prov 3:12) and again: “Abide instruction.”(Prov 4:13)

• Last Sunday’s attendance was 30 souls, collection was $ ___total (tithes: ___,
candles: _, other: __). May our Lord God reward you abundantly for your generosity.
We also received Bishop’s Appeal Rebate of $____ this week.
• Hospitality sign-up sheet: August 15: Janson family, August 22: Gene Ford,
August 29: Baker family. Please sign up for hospitality.
• Please remember in your prayers the sick and suffering members of our parish
family: Steve Klinkovsky, Oceana Grabianowski (Slawomir’s wife), Arthur Harris (Ted
Janson‘s son-in-law).
• We will have parish Advisory Board meeting next week on Sunday, after lunch.
• Pilgrimage 2010 – to the Eparchial Shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in
Olympia, Washington, August 20-21. Join Bishop Gerald, priests and faithful from
throughout the Eparchy for a spiritually refreshing and rejuvenating weekend. Divine
Liturgies, Matins and Vespers, a spiritual conference, and the Holy Mysteries of
Penance and Anointing of the Sick will highlight the weekend. The Byzantine
Challenge (contest) and children’s activities are also planned. See the shrine newsletter
of visit at for more information.
• The 76th Annual Pilgrimage in Honor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help will be
held at Mount St. Macrina, Uniontown, PA, September 3-6, 2010 (Labor Day
Weekend). It holds the distinction of being the oldest and largest Byzantine Catholic
Pilgrimage in the United States. The Sisters invite you to join the many who will come
to honor Our Lady of Perpetual Help at this most blessed weekend! For further
information, visit or call (724) 438-8644.

Liturgical schedule
Tue Aug 10th 6.30 AM Divine Liturgy. (p. 350)

Thu Aug 12th 6.30 AM Divine Liturgy (p. 350)

Sun Aug 15th 9.00 AM Confessions. 12th Sunday after

9.40 AM The 3rd Hour Office. Pentecost. Dormition of
10.00 AM Divine Liturgy. the Theotokos. (Tone 3,
Blessing of Flowers and p. 135, 352)
Fridays in general are marked as days of simple abstinence or equivalent penance.
Let us remember each other as we offer prayers and sacrifices to God, in union with the
Cross of Christ.

August 1st marks the beginning of the Fast before the Dormition of the Mother of God,
traditional fasting period; the fasting discipline is like during the Great Fast. Observation
of this fast is voluntary.