Sunday, April 18, 2021

5th Sunday of Great Lent: St Mary of Egypt

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Ministries

Ministry Groups
Several fellowship and service organizations exist within our community, providing members with additional opportunities to give of their time and talents in furthering the work of God's Church.

Parish Council
Our parish council consists of fourteen members who are elected by the parish body and meet monthly with the guidance of the priest to conduct the business of the parish. Meetings are held regularly every second Tuesday of the month at 6:00 PM in the church hall. Contact: Andrew Evans (480-948-7929)  

Choir
Our choir sings regularly at all liturgical services and is always ready to accept new members who can add to the beauty of our praying and singing together. Proficiency exists in being able to sing (or learn) in English and / or Slavonic (Russian) as the circumstances warrant.  

Altar Servers
Our Altar Servers assist the Bishop/priest at the liturgical services.

Myrrh Bearers Altar Society
This organization of women of the Church was formed on February 12, 1961. It has historically provided an active channel through which women of all ages meet regularly and share ideas and efforts in service to and beautification of the Church. They have been responsible for purchasing and also sewing some of the following articles: vestments, linens for the Altar, curtains for the Royal Doors, Altar Server’s robes, etc. Great support is lent in fund raising projects and other activities within the Church. Contact: Heather Pheiffer  flagstaffred@gmail.com

Youth Group
The Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America (FOCA), (Phoenician "O" Club) provides the foundation for the youth activities in our Church. Sunday School is sponsored and supported with teachers from the organization. Youth Group meetings and social activities are supervised by volunteer adult advisors. Involving the youth in Church and social activities is critical to making them feel useful and wanted. Contact: Stephanie Homyak, FOCA (623-869-0470)

FOCA
Fellowship of  Orthodox Christians in America, An official organization of the Orthodox Church in America, and whose mission is to proclaim, share and reveal the Orthodox Christian Faith through service, fellowship and example. Contact: Pat Starkey, FOCA (623-512-2021)

Teen and Young Adult League (TYAL)

 

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Announcements
 
Schedule for Lenten Services

 

 

April 14th - Wednesday

Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts

6:00 p.m.

April 17th - Saturday

Divine Liturgy at 9:00 a.m.

April 18th - Sunday

St. Mary of Egypt

Divine Liturgy at 9:00 a.m.

April 21st - Wednesday

Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts

6:00 p.m.

 

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CONFESSIONS - As we continue our Lenten Journey, we have our minds focused on being prepared to celebrate the Lord’s triumph over sin and death through His glorious Resurrection.  Our celebration of Christ’s Paschal Victory has greater spiritual meaning and brings more joy when we have received the Lord’s forgiveness through the Mystery of Repentance.  CONFESSIONS ARE HEARD BEFORE EVERY SERVICE AND BY APPOINTMENT.  Please plan on making your Easter Confession in a timely manner and to avoid the “rush” so that your confession may be made peacefully and prayerfully.

PASCHA FLOWERS – donations being accepted now

VESPERS OF PASCHA – It is an annual tradition in our parish to continue the celebration of the Pascha Midnight Liturgy with Paschal Vespers, this year on Sunday, May 2, at 12:00 p.m.  The Vespers service will be followed by an “Easter Egg Hunt” for the children. We look forward to next year when we can resume our traditional Pascha afternoon pot-luck. 

BLESSING OF PASCHAL BASKETS - Baskets will be blessed in the hall after the Midnight Liturgy.  Tables will be placed inside the hall and on the patio and arranged to provide for social distancing, with the hall doors being left open.  On Sunday, baskets will be blessed in church following Vespers.  People will remain in their pews for the prayer of blessing and the priest will circulate the pews to sprinkle the baskets with Holy Water.

The Mission of The Orthodox Church in America, the local autocephalous Orthodox Christian Church, is to be faithful in fulfilling the commandment of Christ to “Go into all the world and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…”

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Holiness or sainthood is a gift (charisma) given by God to man, through the Holy Spirit. Man's effort to become a participant in the life of divine holiness is indispensable, but sanctification itself is the work of the Holy Trinity, especially through the sanctifying power of Jesus Christ, who was incarnate, suffered crucifixion, and rose from the dead, in order to lead us to the life of holiness, through the communion with the Holy Spirit.

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