& Upcoming Events
18 Monday President’s Day– ACCORDION CLUB DINNER 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
19 Tuesday BIBILE STUDY in the parish hall. 6 pm. COME & JOIN US. “Timeline Scriptures”
20 Wednesday LITURGY OF THE PRESANCTIFIED GIFTS 7:00 PM
5 to 7 pm LENTEN FISH FRIES
23 Saturday 2ND ALL SOULS
9:00 am Liturgy with Panachida
March 1 Friday
Noon PRESANCTIFIED LITURGY
5 to 7 pm LENTEN FISH FRY
March 2 Saturday 3RD ALL SOULS
9:00 am Liturgy with Panachida
Mega Bucks Calendar 2013 Total $15,000 of various amount prizes. Be sure to get your calendar fill out the back page and return it to the parish office or collection basket in church. The calendars are on the Greeting Table. See Kathy Slonka for more information.
HUGE CRANE was used to change the lighting and wash the windows in the church tower. Cars stopped on the street to see what we were doing. Thank you to our kind parishioners and friends who love God’s Holy Presence in our community.
ALTAR SOCIETY our church cleaners for this week is Joan Wolfe & Gilda Dougherty. Thank you for taking the extra time to serve our Cathedral and in praise and glory to our Lord.
February 10 Saturday 5 pm 23 souls
Sunday 8 am-29 & 10 am 91 Souls.
Thank you for your Sacrifice and Love for the Lord’s Holy House.
+Helen Sissea by the Family
Fr. Stephen Washko by Dorothy Bezeredi
Jerrine Sautry by Kathy Richard
+Manouk Mykeloff by Kathleen Mykeloff
Sr. Christopher Malcovsky by Alice Garcia
Meeting of our Lord:
Dorothy Bezeredi by Mary Washko
Welcome to our Church.
If you are looking for a bible & traditional based spiritual home, contact Father Stephen, one of our Deacons or Sisters for more information.
SATURDAY: 5:00 pm Vesper/Liturgy
SUNDAY: 8am & 10am Divine Liturgy
MON & TUES: Matins w/ Communion 8:00 am
WEDNESDAY Presanctified Liturgy 7:00 pm
FRIDAY Presanctified Liturgy 12 Noon
Holydays of Obligation & Solemn Feasts (check bulletin or call office to confirm)
7:00 pm Eve of Feast Vesper/Liturgy
9:00 am Feast Day Liturgy
LITURGY INTENTIONS use envelopes available on the Greeting Table in Church or call parish office.
Monday-Friday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
February 17, 2013
Sunday of Orthodoxy
CONFESSIONS one half hour before all Holy Services to 10 minutes before the start of the Service. Or by appointment in the Parish Office.
ANOINTING OF THE SICK after the Holy Services in church before hospitalization. For emergencies, call immediately.
BAPTISM/CHRISMATION/EUCHARIST must be arranged three months in advance.
CROWNING OF MARRIAGE must be arranged six months in advance.
EASTERN CHRISTIAN FORMATION contact Sister Jean Marie 602-861-9778. All grades meet every Sunday after the 10:00 am Liturgy for 1 hour. *Bible Studies for Adults Wednesday at 6:00 pm.
COLUMBARIUM & MEMORIAL GARDEN call the parish office for information & planning.
SENIOR CITIZEN APARTMENT LIVING contact Sister Christopher 602-943-5379 for availability.
CATERING/HALL RENTALS Theresa Rodriguez 602-821-2939. www.ststephencatering.com
Liturgies & Intentions
COME AND PRAY DAILY
IN THIS YEAR OF FAITH
16 SATURDAY Vigil for Sunday Use p. 104 for the Service & Inserts for Propers (Deuteronomy 5: 1-5, 18: 15-19:2 or Isaiah 42: 1-12)
5:00 pm Vesper/Liturgy Happy Birthday Donald Gallucci by Joseph Gallucci
17 SUNDAY OF ORTHODOXY, TONE 5 , p. 220 &146
*8:00 am For our parish members
9:45 am THE THIRD HOUR
**10:00 am God’s blessing on Jerrine Sauntry by Kathy Richard
*Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great is taken on the Sundays of the Great Fast.
**Children’s Procession with Icons & Blessing of Icons before the Liturgy. Gold Vestments are worn on Sundays.
ECF Classes after the Liturgy.
Second Week of the Great Fast
18 MONDAY Holy Father Leo, Pope of Rome
8:00 am Matins with Holy Communion
19 TUESDAY Holy Apostle Archippus
8:00 am Matins with Holy Communion
20 WEDNESDAY Abstinence from Meat, p 67
7:00 am Liturgy of the Presanctified Gift s
21 THURSDAY NO SERVICES-FATHER IS NOT AVAILABLE
22 FRIDAY Martyrs at Eugenia Abstinence from Meat, p 72 & 159 Tone 5
12 Noon Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
2ND ALL SOULS SATURDAY, p. 428 & 238
9:00 am Liturgy w/ Panachida
5:00 pm Vesper/Liturgy +Louis Remillard
by GCU Lodge 999
Vigil for Sunday use p. 104 for the Service & Special inserts for Propers (Jeremiah 31: 27-34 or Jonah 3: 1-10)
24 SECOND SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST, Tone 6, p. 141 & 222
*8:00 am For the members of the parish
9:45 am THIRD HOUR
*10:00 am +Basil Rabayda, Sr
by Mike & Florence Osilka
*Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great is taken on the Sundays of the Great Fast. Gold Vestments are worn on Sundays.
ECF Classes after the Liturgy
PRAYER REQUESTS Suzzie Stooks, Fr. Chris Zugger, Fr. Mel Rybarczyk, Dorothy Bezeredi, Mother of Hugo Marmol, Nancy Sandrock, mother of Jennifer Ball, Fr. Francis Vivona, Christina Toth, James McGill, Richard Gable, Anne Peterson, Robert King, Jon Hrovat, Larrie Ann Thets, Ricki Majklowjez, Henrietta Gazzano, Margaret Kunak, Vincent, James Hrovat, Ann Ryan.
MUSIC FOR SAINT BASIL’S LITURGY is on page 96 of the Green Faithful’s Book.
GROCERIES FOR SAINT MARY’S FOOD BANK help us support the local food bank. Bring a bag of non-perishable food to church.
WELCOME FR. MICHAEL SIDUN, HIS WIFE LUBA AND THEIR TWO DAUGHTERS: SOPHIA AND JORDONA. They will be here at the Cathedral until Bishop assigns Fr. Michael to one of our parishes on the west coast.
165 DINNERS were served at our Lenten Fish & Pierogi Dinner last Friday. We want to thank you for your support and help. We have 5 more Lenten Dinners coming up. Be sure to sign up for your area of specialty. Thank you to the Ruggerie Family, Marsha and Jennifer for the clean up.
BRING YOUR BIBLES FOR OUR TUESDAY 6:00 PM BIBLE STUDIES (1 1/2 hours) in our parish hall. DVD Presentation Bible Time Line by Jeff Cavins. This week’s class: Royal Kingdom part 2 (Read 2 Samuel 5-7 & 11: 1-12: 25 and 1 Kings 2: 1-12, 3, 6: 1-7: 19, 10: 23-29 & 11.). Call Joanie Mahar for more information.
BISHOP’S APPEAL 2013 Report #2
Bishop’s Honor Roll of recent pledges:
Sisters of St Basil, GCU Lodge 999, Michael & Mary Jo Pazak, Ron & Audrey Noble.
116 Households X $200 = $23,200.00–GOAL
27 Total Pledges/Payment Schedule
13 Paid Up Pledges Total: $2,250.00
87 Households Needed for $20,650.00
Be sure to use the Green “Bishop’s Appeal” Envelope in your budget sets for your payments on your pledges. Please note on it your intended pledge. Contact Fr. Stephen for information. Extra Pledge Forms are on the Greeting Table in Church.
Is the Veneration of Images Justified?
Some people reprove us for honoring images of the Savior, of the Mother of God and other holy servants of Christ. But let them think for a moment. In the beginning God created humanity in his own image. Why ever should we have such respect for one another, if not because we are made in the image of God? In Basil’s words, ‘the honor paid to the image is in reality paid to its prototype,’ that is to say, to what the image represents. Thus the Jewish people revered the Tabernacle because that, much more than the rest of creation, was an image of God.
The making and the veneration of images are not a novelty. They are based on a very ancient tradition. God made the first human being as an image of himself. Abraham, Moses, Isaiah and all the prophets saw God, not in his true being, but in his image. The burning bush was an image of the Mother of God. When Moses wanted to approach, God said to him: ‘Put off your shoes from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.’ [Exod. 3:5] If the ground on which Moses saw the image of the Mother of God was holy, how much more holy will the image itself be!
Fr. Stephen G Washko
Saint Stephen Cathedral
8141 N. 16th Street frnt
Phoenix, AZ 85020