Sunday, May 26, 2024

Sunday of the Paralytic

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Ministries

Ministry Groups
Several fellowship and service organizations exist within our community, providing members with additional opportunities to give 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: John Bushko

Choir
Our choir, led by the talented and dedicated Barbara Harp, is an integral part of our liturgical services. Barbara Harp's leadership ensures that our choir is always prepared to elevate our prayers through beautiful singing. We welcome new members who share our passion for enriching our communal worship with their voices. Whether proficient in English, Slavonic (Russian), or willing to learn, our choir embraces diversity to enhance the beauty of our collective singing and praying experience.  Contact: Barb Harp


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 fundraising projects and other activities within the Church. Contact: Heather Pheiffer  

Youth Group
Our Youth Group provides the foundation for the youth activities in our Church. Sunday School is sponsored and supported by 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: Youth Ministries

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: Judy Bushko

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Regular Services

Saturday: Vespers, 5:00 pm

Sunday: Divine Liturgy, 9:00 am

 

Address

1614 E. Monte Vista Rd.

Phoenix, Az 85006

 

Phone / Email

Fr. Mikel: 907-444-8545

Church: 602-253-9515

 

Directions To Saints Peter & Paul

 

Announcements
 

This Week...

May 25, 2024

Tuesday May 28th Vespers and Wednesday May 29th Liturgy is canceled.

Bible Study/Class will still be Weds May 29th, 6pm.

The Backpack drive has begun for students returning to Whittier School.  You can sponsor a backpack for $30 See attachment.

 When parking please be courteous and do not block anyone in.  If the church lot is full you may park on the street or across the street at Bamboo Bakery.

During the summer months when you are traveling on vacation please don’t forget the church. Always remember to tithe, as this is very important,and an offering to God. The tithe goes into the operating budget to keep the church running, and in this way we are able to bring Christ to the community.    

Prayer, fasting, vigil and all other Christian activities, however good they may be in themselves, do not constitute the aim of our Christian life, although they may serve as the indispensable means of reaching the end. The true aim of our Christian life consists in the acquisition of the Holy Spirit of God. As for fasts and vigils, and prayer, and almsgiving, and every good deed done for Christ’s sake, they are only means of acquiring the Holy Spirit of God. But mark, my son, only the good deed done for Christ;s sake brings us the fruits of the Holy Spirit.  All that is not done for Christ’s sake even though it be good, brings neither reward in the future life nor the grace of God in this.   St. Seraphim of Sarov

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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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The Holy Scripture is a collection of books written over multiple centuries by those inspired by God to do so. It is the primary witness to the Orthodox Christian faith, within Holy Tradition and often described as its highest point. It was written by the prophets and apostles in human language, inspired by the Holy Spirit, and collected, edited, and canonized by the Church.

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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