Dear Parishioners & Friends:
Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him Forever!
Sunday, October 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th the Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at
9 a.m. as usual at La Casa, Christ the King
Retreat Center, 6520 Van Maren Lane, Citrus Heights, CA. Thank you Fr. Petro Kozar for serving our community.
God With Us Online: From September through January of 2020 on eleven selected Wednesdays five qualified teachers will present live online a program of instruction designed to build on the foundation of knowledge we already have of what our Church teaches. For an hour beginning at 8:00 PM Eastern time we have a chance to learn more. (Central, Mountain and Pacific Time Zones are earlier by 1, 2 or 3 hours, as you know). Presenters include Rev. Deacon Daniel Dozier, Fr. Alexander C. Wroblicky, Joshua Mangels, Fr. David E. Anderson and Rev. Sebastian Carnazzo., representatives of the Byzantine Catholic Church, Ukrainian Catholic Church and Melkite Catholic Church. You have to register for each presenter …. go to EasternCatholic.org/Events. There is no cost to register for the classes.
American Lebanese and Middle Eastern Festival: October 12th and 13th at Our Lady of the Rosary Maronite Catholic Church, 6811 Fair Oaks Blvd, Carmichael.
in Eastern Europe: Presented
by St. Philip the Apostle Byzantine Catholic Church, in November. Details coming!
Christ Our Pascha, the Catechism of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in English
have copies of the recently released Catechism of the Ukrainian
Catholic Church in English. Copies are $26 plus $5 for mailing and
handling. If you would like to purchase a copy, please go to the
contact button on this site so we can send you a copy. Or you can save
the mailing and handling costs by picking up a copy after our Sunday
The Holy Shroud (Plashchanytsya) we have was given to us by Holy Resurrection Monastery, formerly of Newberry Springs California, and its Ihumen (Head), Father Nicholas Zacharaidis, via Holy Theophany Monastery in Olympia Washington. The Shroud was originally given to the monks by the Sisters of Saint Basil the Great in Uniontown Pennsylvania.
When Holy Resurrection received the Shroud it was already old and was probably one of the first Shrouds to be made that uses the English language for the inscription of the Troparion of the Noble Joseph. The Shroud appears to have been made by the Sisters in Uniontown, then sent to a parish and then again found its way back to Uniontown. When the Holy Resurrection Monastery was founded a number of years ago, the monks needed a Plashchanytsya and the Uniontown Sisters gave them the shroud.
A few years ago, the monks acquired a new shroud. When the Sisters at Holy Theophany Monastery needed a Shroud, Father Nicholas loaned them the Shroud given to them by the Sisters in Uniontown. The sisters in Olympia acquired a new Plashchanytsya, and Father Abbot asked them to send the one he had loaned them to Holy Wisdom.
Thus the Shroud that we used this Holy Week is a “hand-me-down” and it is a holy “hand-me-down” that shows its age, which also shows us the many blessings that have poured out from it. One quickly sees that it is worn and tattered in places. But, it has been venerated in a good number of churches by many people, and, although it is worn, it still is worthy of veneration. We are very fortunate to have been given this blessed article Please pray for all of the benefactors over the years who cherished OUR shroud and saw fit to give it to us for our services on Good and Great Friday. And that is the rest of the Story!
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