Nativity of the Mother of God Ukrainian Catholic Church
Fr. Richard Janowicz, Pastor email@example.com
John Patterson, Deacon
704 Aspen Street
Springfield, Oregon 97477
"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
Nativity Parish is an Eastern Catholic parish which celebrates the Byzantine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom.
Divine Liturgy is at 10 a.m. every Sunday Confessions before and after any service For directions to Nativity click here
Besides this you know what hour it is, how it is full time now for you to wake from
sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed; the night
is far gone, the day is at hand. Let us then cast off the works of darkness and put
on the armor of light; let us conduct ourselves becomingly as in the day, not in
reveling and drunkenness, not in debauchery and licentiousness, not in quarreling and
jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh,
to gratify its desires.
As for the man who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not for disputes over opinions.
One believes he may eat anything, while the weak man eats only vegetables.
Let not him who eats despise him who abstains, and let not him who abstains pass
judgment on him who eats; for God has welcomed him. Who are you to pass judgment on
the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he
will be upheld, for the Master is able to make him stand.
Gospel: Matthew 6:14-21
For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father also will forgive you;
but if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your
trespasses. "And when you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they
disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by men. Truly, I say to you, they
have received their reward. But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face,
that your fasting may not be seen by men but by your Father who is in secret; and your
Father who sees in secret will reward you. "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures
on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal, but lay
up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where
thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart
Vespers for the Fast
First Day of the Great Fast
Strict fast today
Small Compline - 7:30 pm
Bible study after
First Hour - 7:00 am
Obidnitsa - 9:00 am
Sixth Hour - Noon
Pre-Sanctified Liturgy - 7:00 pm
With Soup Supper and Presentation
Sunday of Orthodoxy
Divine Liturgy - 10:00 am
Epistle: Hebrews 11:24-26,32 to 12:2
By faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter,
choosing rather to share ill-treatment with the people of God than to enjoy the fleeting
pleasures of sin. He considered abuse suffered for the Christ greater wealth than the
treasures of Egypt, for he looked to the reward.
And what more shall I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson,
Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets—who through faith conquered kingdoms,
enforced justice, received promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched raging fire,
escaped the edge of the sword, won strength out of weakness, became mighty in war, put
foreign armies to flight.
Women received their dead by resurrection. Some were
tortured, refusing to accept release, that they might rise again to a better life.
Others suffered mocking and scourging, and even chains and imprisonment.
They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were killed with the sword; they went about
in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, ill-treated—of whom the world
was not worthy—wandering over deserts and mountains, and in dens and caves of the
And all these, though well attested by their faith, did not receive what was
promised, since God had foreseen something better for us, that apart from us they should
not be made perfect.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay
aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance
the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our
faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame,
and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
Gospel: John 1:43-51
The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. And he found Philip and said to him,
"Follow me." Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.
Philip found Nathanael, and said to him, "We have found him of whom Moses in the law
and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph." Nathanael said
to him, "Can anything good come out of Nazareth?" Philip said to him, "Come and see."
Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and said of him, "Behold, an Israelite indeed, in
whom is no guile!" Nathanael said to him, "How do you know me?" Jesus answered him,
"Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you." Nathanael
answered him, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!" Jesus
answered him, "Because I said to you, I saw you under the fig tree, do you believe? You
shall see greater things than these." And he said to him, "Truly, truly, I say to
you, you will see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the
Son of man."