Nativity of the Mother of God Ukrainian Catholic Church
Fr. Richard Janowicz, Pastor email@example.com
Cantors: Joe Escobar, Jeremy Morton
704 Aspen Street
Springfield, Oregon 97477
Nativity Parish is an Eastern Catholic parish which celebrates
the Byzantine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom.
"We believe that the venerable and ancient tradition of the Eastern Churches
is an integral part of the heritage of Christ's Church . . .
the first need for Catholics is to be familiar with that tradition..."
- Pope John Paul II, Orientale Lumen, "Light of the East" (1995)
"That the Eastern Catholic Churches and their
venerable traditions may be known and esteemed as a spiritual treasure for the whole Church."
- Pope Benedict XVI, Prayer Intention for November 2011
BRETHREN, you know that a man is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ,
even we have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ, and not by works
of the law, because by works of the law shall no one be justified. But if, in our endeavor to be
justified in Christ, we ourselves were found to be sinners, is Christ then an agent of sin?
Certainly not! But if I build up again those things which I tore down, then I prove myself a
transgressor. For I through the law died to the law, that I might live to God. I have been crucified
with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me; and the life I now live in the
flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Gospel: Mark 8:34-38; 9:1
The Lord said: "If anyone wishes to come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and
follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it; and whoever loses his life for my sake and
the gospel's will save it. For what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world and forfeit his
life? For what can a man give in return for his life? For whoever is ashamed of me and my words in
this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of man also be ashamed, when he comes in
the glory of his Father with the holy angels." And he said to them, "Truly, I say to you, there are
some standing here who will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God come with power."