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

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 22:37-40 ESV)

Protection of the Mother of God

Protected by your coming, O Mother of God, * the faithful people celebrate today with splendor, * and, gazing at your most pure image, * we say with compunction: * "Shield us with your precious veil * and deliver us from all evil * imploring your Son, Christ our God, to save our souls.” (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 Virgin stands forth in the Church, * and with the choirs of saints she invisibly prays to God for us. * The Angels worship with the hierarchs, * and the apostles exult with the prophets, * because, in our behalf, the Mother of God entreats the pre-eternal God. (Kontakion - Tone 3)

The Church celebrates the Feast of the Protection of the Mother of God on October 1st.

Random Proverb

"My son, be attentive to my wisdom; incline your ear to my understanding, that you may keep discretion, and your lips may guard knowledge." (Proverbs 5:1,2 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

We should zealously cultivate watchfulness, my brethren; and when, our mind purified in Christ Jesus, we are exalted by the vision it confers, we should review our sins and our former life, so that shattered and humbled at the thought of them we may never lose the help of Jesus Christ our God in the invisible battle.

St. Hesychius the Presbyter