Friday, August 6, 2021

The Holy Transfiguration of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ (the Second “Feast of the Savior” in August)

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Sunday, August 8, 2021

Afterfeast of the Transfiguration of our Lord

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Aug 2021

Dear Ones in Christ,

 Last Sunday, August 1, we entered the Dormition Fast and began our days of preparation for the commemoration of the Falling-asleep of the Holy Theotokos on August 15. I ask that you join me in the fast and invoke the prayers of the Mother of God, asking her prayers and protection in these challenging and difficult times.  May the Most Holy Theotokos protect our families, guide us to Her Son, and pray for us in our time of need!

 Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos, Mary, full of grace! The Lord is with you! Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, for you have borne the Savior of our souls.

With love in the Lord,

+Bishop Daniel

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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

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DIACONAL ORDINATION – Sunday, July 11, will be yet another day of joy for our parish community as we celebrate the Ordination to the Holy Diaconate of Subdeacon Rodion Pfeiffer.The Hierarchical Divine Liturgy will begin at 9:00 a.m. A special coffee hour/reception will follow the Liturgy to continue the celebration on that festive day.The Holy Cross parish community and other guests will also be present.

REMEMBERING WITH GRATITUDE- This year marks the70th Anniversary of the founding of our parish and the 53rd Anniversary of the Consecration of Saints Peter and Paul Church, we remember all the Clergy and Faithful who founded our parish (1951), who built the “new” church and witnessed its consecration (1968), and who, through all these 70 years since the founding of our parish, have faithfully served Christ’s Flock here in our parish community.  We especially remember Archbishop JOHN (Shahovskoy), the Archbishop of San Francisco, who founded our parish and placed it under the spiritual guidance of Archimandrite Peter (Zaychenko).  Archbishop John also consecrated the church during the pastorate of Archpriest John Karateev, rector of our parish from 1962 to 1972.  And we give thanks to God for all the clergy and faithful parishioners, gone to their rest before us, who, through their faith, sacrifices, and dedication, have provided us with the gift that is ours as members of this God-protected flock.  May the Lord grant them rest with the saints!  May their memory be eternal!

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