AZ: Gilbert - 3

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Metro Area: Phoenix (AZ)
St Thomas the Apostle Byzantine (Ruthenian) Church
19 W Bruce Ave
Gilbert
AZ
85233-5403
USA
See Mailing Address Below
Phone: 480-584-6676
Other: 480-497-5799 (Hall)
Fax: 480-907-7819

Rite: Byzantine
Church sui iuris: Byzantine Ruthenian Catholic
Canonical Jurisdiction(s):
Metropolitan Archeparchy: Pittsburgh of the Ruthenians
Eparchy: Holy Protection of Mary in Phoenix of the Ruthenians
Cemetery: This parish has dedicated space in a cemetery not its own


 

Schedule of Divine Services

Always call ahead to verify times

Day

Service

Time

Sunday Third Hour
9:45am
  Divine Liturgy 10:00am
Monday Divine Liturgy 9:00am
Tuesday - Thursday Divine Liturgy As Announced
Friday Divine Liturgy 9:00am
Saturday Divine Liturgy 9:00am
  Vespers 5:00pm
Feast Day Vigils Divine Liturgy 7:00pm
Feast Days Divine Liturgy 9:00am
     
     

Mystery of Reconciliation

Sundays 9:15am - 9:30am
Saturdays 4:30pm - 4:45pm
 

Mailing Address:
St Thomas the Apostle Church
PO Box 667
Gilbert
AZ
85299-0667
USA
Ph: 480-584-6676
Fax: 480-497-6726
Served By: Resident Clergy
Sacramental Records: In custody of the parish

 

Notes

The interior and exterior photographs formerly appeared on the parish website and are used here with the kind permission of Father Wesley (Izer), pastor of St Thomas the Apostle
Semi-official Website links to a page maintained by the Eparchy

Status & Location Changes:
Formed in: 1980, meeting in Mesa AZ, as Byzantine (Ruthenian) Outreach of Mesa
Relocated in: 1982, to Gilbert AZ (first time)
Mission established in: 1982, under the patronage of the Protection of the Mother of God
Relocated in: 1986, to Chandler AZ, meeting in the (Latin) Chapel, Seton Catholic High School
Relocated in: 1987, to Tempe AZ, meeting in a private home
Parish erected in: 1989, under the patronage of St Thomas the Apostle
Relocated in: 1989, to Gilbert AZ (second time) and its present site

For this church, this is entry 5
of 5
Status: ACTIVE CHURCH
This Entry Last Updated: 06/30/2014
Latitude: 33.351287
Longitude: -111.79057
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Teachings of Christ

“Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account." (Matthew 5:11 ESV)

Joachiam and Anna Rejoice

Today the bonds of childlessness are loosed, * for God has heard Joachim and Anna * and He promises manifestly that they, against all hope, would give birth to the Maiden of God * from whom the Uncircumscribed One Himself would be born, becoming man, * and he commanded the Angels to cry out to her: * “Rejoice, O Full of Grace, the Lord is with you!” (Troparion - Tone 4)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Today the whole world celebrates * the conception of Anne which was brought about by God, * for she gave birth to the one who, beyond understanding, * gave birth to the Word. (Kontakion - Tone 4)

Saint Nicholas of Myra

The truth of your deeds has revealed you to your flock, * as a rule of faith, an image of meekness, and a teacher of abstinence. * Therefore, you attained the heights through humility, * and riches through poverty. * O Father and Hierarch Nicholas, * pray to Christ God that our souls may be saved. (Troparion, Tone 4)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

In Myra, You were shown to be a servant of the sacred things, O Holy Nicholas, * for, fulfilling the Gospel of Christ, you, O Venerable, laid down your life for your people, * and saved the innocent from death. * Therefore, you were sanctified as a great initiate of the grace of God. (Kontakion, Tone 3)

Random Proverb

"One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want." (Proverbs 11:24 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

While the Bridegroom tarried, they slumbered and slept: Give ear, ye prudent, to our Lord's parable, for it is all light. All of them slept, both the foolish and the wise -- Which signifies that the good and the wicked die until the resurrection. The same sleep comes upon the ten of them, which is as much as to say, That death is the same for all creation without distinction. One was the sleep of the wise and of the foolish, For one is death, both of the righteous and of sinners. The good die, as the wise virgins slept; And the bad die, as the foolish also slept. Behold, all creation looketh for the coming of the Bridegroom, Christ, Who cometh at the end with His angels. But since He hath tarried, all generations slumber and sleep with the sleep of death, while looking for when He cometh.

A Homily on the Ten Virgins by Mar Jacob, Bishop of Serugh