Sunday, December 5, 2021

Venerable Savva the Sanctified

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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)

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

 

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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.

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