Sunday, January 19th, 2020

Venerable Macarius the Great of Egypt

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Holy Land Pilgrimage

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Oct. 26th - Nov. 3rd, 2020

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Pilgrimage to Alaska 2020

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Visit of Metropolitam Tikhon - 11/03/2019

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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

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January Newsletter

JANUARY ANNOUNCEMENTS

ANNUAL HOUSE BLESSINGS:  To arrange to have your home blessed, please contact Bishop Daniel, Father David, Father Thomas, or Father Mihai.

ANNUAL PARISH MEETING:  The annual parish meeting will be held on Sunday, January 19, following the Divine Liturgy.

THANK YOU to all of you for your love, support, cards, gifts, and kind words during the Holiday Season.  Your words and sentiments and your many expressions of love and support are deeply appreciated.  God bless you for your thoughtful kindness!  +Bishop Daniel and the Fathers

THANK YOU to everyone who made our 2019 celebration of the Nativity of Christ another joy-filled, beautiful, inspiring, and spiritually-rewarding celebration.  We are truly blessed! The Divine Services, Holy Supper, music, flowers, decorations, food, etc., etc., were all wonderfully arranged and yet another sign of our parish community’s love of God and of neighbor.  Blessings to everyone!

FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF EPISCOPAL CONSECRATION:  Bishop Daniel will celebrate the 5th Anniversary of his Episcopal Consecration on the Feast of Blessed Xenia of Saint Petersburg, January 24.  May the Lord grant him many years!

FEAST OF THE THEOPHANY:  Vespers, Sunday, January 5, 5:00 p.m.  Divine Liturgy and GREAT BLESSING OF WATER, Monday, January 6, 9:00 a.m.  Blessing of Tempe Town Lake, 12:00 noon.

BLESSING OF TEMPE TOWN LAKE:  His Grace Bishop Daniel will preside at the Great Blessing of the Waters at Tempe Town Lake on the Great Feast of the Theophany, January 6, at 12:00 noon.  Local clergy and faithful will gather to bless the waters and to give witness to the Orthodox Faith. 272 Rio Salado Parkway, parking in Tempe Beach Park Parking lot, then walk north to the edge of the lake.)

MEMORY ETERNAL to the newly-departed servant of God, ANN GARZA.  Ann, a longtime member of our parish community and member of the Myrrhbearers Altar Society, reposed in the Lord on December 31, at the age of 101.  Services are to be announced.

2020 CHURCH CALENDARS:  We are grateful to John Blischak and Nick Enoch for their generosity in continuing to provide our parish with the beautiful church calendars!  Thank you!

 

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