Sunday, December 5, 2021

Venerable Savva the Sanctified

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The Right Reverend Daniel

Bishop of Santa Rosa

Bishop Daniel [Brum] was born in 1954 the eldest of three children born to Orville Antonio and Marjory Brum. He was raised in Riverdale, CA—a community predominantly comprised of Portuguese-American families—where he graduated from high school in 1973.

Raised in the Roman Catholic tradition, he enrolled at Saint Patrick’s College Seminary, Mountain View, CA, where, during his freshman year, he first encountered the history of the Orthodox Church and frequently attended services at Saint Nicholas Church, Saratoga, CA, at that time under the rectorate of Mitered Archpriest George Benigsen, who welcomed him and encouraged him to explore Orthodox Christianity further. In the early 1970s, he began reading the Church Fathers and tried to integrate what he was learning of Orthodoxy into his regular courses of study.

He received a BA in Humanities, with specialization in history, philosophy and English literature, from Saint Patrick’s College Seminary in 1977, after which he entered Saint Patrick’s Seminary, Menlo Park, CA, where he continued the study of Church history. In 1981, he received his Masters of Divinity degree and was ordained to the Roman Catholic priesthood. After ordination, he served in a variety of capacities and was especially involved in the Portuguese-American community. He also served as diocesan Director of Vocations and as editor of the Portuguese-language page of the diocesan newspaper.

In 1992, he was asked by his bishop to pursue further studies and, in 1995, he completed the academic work and received a degree in canon law (JCL) from the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. His relationship with Orthodoxy continued as he continued research within the context of the Orthodox Church councils. During this time, he seriously contemplated conversion to Orthodox Christianity—a difficult decision given his background and ties. Ultimately, it was his study of canon law that impelled him to respond to the call to embrace Orthodox Christianity.

After completing his course of studies in canon law, he returned to his diocese and was assigned to the Diocesan Tribunal, as well as to a small mission parish in a rural setting. During this period, his feelings and perceptions about Catholicism, based upon years of personal experience and reinforced through informal and formal study, were confirmed, while his growing love and appreciation for the Orthodox Church were increasingly confirmed and strengthened.

He petitioned to be received into the Orthodox Church in America in 1997 and was vested as an Orthodox priest by His Grace, Bishop Tikhon of San Francisco and the West at the Monastery of Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco on the Saturday of the Praises of the Theotokos the same year, after which he served briefly at Saint Nicholas Church, Saratoga, CA before his assignment to Saint Paul the Apostle Church, Las Vegas, NV. In August 1998, he was transferred to the omophorion of His Eminence, Archbishop Peter and the Diocese of New York and New Jersey and assigned Rector of Saint Gregory Palamas Mission, Flemington, NJ, where he gained a new appreciation for the hard work and special challenges faced by mission priests. In 2000, he was appointed Secretary to His Beatitude, Metropolitan Theodosius and, later, to His Beatitude, Metropolitan Herman. He also served on several Church committees and commissions, including the Canons and Statute Commission, the Statute Revision Task Force, the Legal Advisory Board, and the Canonization Commission, and in numerous other capacities.

In December 2005, he expressed his desire to return to parish ministry and, in July of the following year, he was transferred to the Diocese of San Francisco and the West and appointed Rector of Saints Peter and Paul Church, Phoenix, AZ, which he continues to serve. In October 2006, he was elected as a member of the Diocesan Council.

On October 21, 2014, the Holy Synod elected him to serve as auxiliary to His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin of San Francisco and the West as Bishop of Santa Rosa, CA. He was consecrated to the episcopacy on January 24, 2015.

Regular Services

Saturday: Vespers, 5:00 pm

Sunday: Divine Liturgy, 9:00 am

 

Address

1614 E. Monte Vista Rd.

Phoenix, Az 85006

 

Phone

Church: 602-253-9515

Mobile: 480-287-0240

 

Directions To Saints Peter & Paul

 

Photos

Visit of Metropolitan Tikhon - 11/03/2019

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December 12, 2020

Online Presentation by His Grace Bishop DANIEL

Walking to Bethlehem | Holy Assumption Monastery

 

On Sunday, August 4, 2019, His Grace Bishop Daniel of Santa Rosa presided at the Divine Liturgy at the Church of the Icon of the Mother of God “Joy of All Who Sorrow” in Moscow... Click here to view

Parish News

DECEMBER 2021

ADDITIONAL LITURGIES:

 

Monday, December 6

Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker

Divine Liturgy, 9:00 a.m.

 

Monday, December 13

Saint Herman of Alaska

Divine Liturgy, 9:00 a.m.

 

SERVICES FOR THE NATIVITY OF CHRIST:

Friday, December 24

Christmas Eve

Great Compline, 5:00 p.m.

followed by Holy Supper

 

Saturday, December 25

The Nativity of Christ

Divine Liturgy, 9:00 a.m.

There will be no evening Vespers

 

Sunday, December 26

Synaxis of the Theotokos

Divine Liturgy, 9:00 a.m.

 

CONFESSIONS- Everyone seems to be busy at this time of the year: busy traveling, busy working, busy getting ready for Christmas, busy making or purchasing gifts.  Busy. Busy. Busy. As the Feast of the Lord’s Nativity draws near, do not forget to also take the time to prepare yourself spiritually before receiving the Holy Gifts on Christmas morning.  An essential part of our spiritual preparation is the confession of our sins and receiving the Lord’s forgiveness.  Confessions are heard before the Divine Services or by arrangements with Bishop DANIEL, Father David or Father Mihai.  Social distancing and masks are worn for confessions.

CHURCH DECORATING- Please mark your calendars and plan on joining in decorating our church on Tuesday, December 21, at 10:00 a.m.  Plan on being a part of the joy as we come together to adorn the church for our celebration of the Lord’s Birth.  The more, the merrier!

NEW YEAR’S DAY- We begin the New Year by invoking God’s blessing upon our families, our parish, the Church, and the world.  Divine Liturgy (Feast of the Circumcision of Christ and Commemoration of Saint Basil the Great), 9:00 a.m.

NATIVITY FAST - The annual Nativity Fast begins on Monday, November 15th.  This annual period of fasting, prayer, and repentance offers us the graced opportunity to enter more deeply in our relationship with Jesus Christ, the Word Made Flesh.  We ask the Most Holy Theotokos, Mother of the Incarnate God, to intercede for us in this season which is filled with all too many worldly distractions.  May She watch over our families and loved ones and accompany us as we prepare to welcome the Lord Who comes to save us!

ARTS AND CRAFTS – The nuns of Saint Macarius will offer their handcrafts for sale, (mounted icons, handmade prayer ropes, crochet and knitted works, etc.) On Sunday, December 12.  They will set up their tables in the parish hall.  Please patronize the monastery, a monastery of our Diocese of the West and have this on your planning list for Christmas gifts!

HOLY SUPPER-  Mark your calendars now!  We will be returning to our practice of celebrating the Holy Supper on Christmas Eve, following the Service of Great Compline.  This annual pot luck (fasting foods) is a beautiful way to celebrate the Feast with family, friends, and fellow parishioners.  More to come about the details.

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Saints Peter & Paul Orthodox Church
1614 E Monte Vista Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85006