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Weekly Bulletin for Sunday, January 15th

The Escape to Egypt

When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. "Get up," he said, "take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him."

So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt, where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: "Out of Egypt I called my son."

When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi. Then what was said through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled: 

"A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more."

The Return to Nazareth

After Herod died, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt and said, "Get up, take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel, for those who were trying to take the child's life are dead."

So he got up, took the child and his mother and went to the land of Israel. But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning in Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. Having been warned in a dream, he withdrew to the district of Galilee, and he went and lived in a town called Nazareth. So was fulfilled what was said through the prophets, that he would be called a Nazarene.

Matthew 2:13-23

Upcoming Sеrvices

January 18th, Тheophany Eve (Крстовдан), Divine Liturgy at 8 AM

January 19th, Theophany (Богојављење), Divine Liturgy at 8 AM

 January 20th, St. John the Baptist (Св Јован Крститељ), Divine Liturgy at 8 AM

​Epistle Reader: Jovan Bukarica

Altar Boys: Marko Macura, Mirko Macura, Stevo Medan, Maxim Vrcelj, Nikola Pesic, Stefan Kostic, Jovan Bukarica, Milan Grbovic, Theodore Collins.

LUNCH at 12:00 pm

In Loving Memory of +MARGIE ROGERS (Pomen)

In Loving Memory of +ZORICA PETROVIC (3 Year Pomen)

Lunch sponsors for the following Sundays:

Jan. 22

Jan. 29 St. Sava School Program

Feb. 5 Davidovich

Feb. 12

Feb. 19

Feb. 26

March 5 Family Kosich

If anyone would like to sponsor lunch for any Sunday, please call Fr. Slobodan at 408-867-4876 to put you on the list and for the Church announcement. Sponsorship can be done by one or two families donating $300, to partially cover the cost of food and preparation.


10:00 -10:45 Religious Instruction (Veronauka)

11:00 - 12:00 Serbian language classes

12:20 - 1:00 Folklore rehearsal - younger group

1:00 - 2:00 Church Children Choir

1:30 - 3:30 Folklore rehearsal - older group (when in Saratoga)


Jan. 28 St. Sava Ball

Jan. 29 St. Sava Sunday School Program

Feb. 25 Sarma Fest (More details to come!)

March 11 Crab Dinner



Sylvester was born in Rome and from his early youth was learned in worldly wisdom and in the Faith of Christ. He always conducted his life according to the Gospel commandments. He benefited much from the instruction of Timothy the priest whose death for the Faith Sylvester himself witnessed and, observing the example of the heroic sacrifice of his teacher, was imbued with such a spirit throughout his entire life. At age thirty, he became the Bishop of Rome. He amended the customs of Christians. For example, he dispensed the fast on Saturdays, which was practiced by many Christians up to that time, and ordered that fasting be observed only on Holy and Great Saturday as well as on those Saturdays that fall within the fasting seasons. By his prayers and miracles Sylvester assisted in bringing Emperor Constantine and his mother Helena into the True Faith. They were later baptized. He participated with the Empress Helena in finding the Honorable Cross. He governed the Church of God for twenty years. His earthly life ended honorably and he was translated into the heavenly Kingdom.


Рођен у Риму и од младости изучен светској мудрости и вери Христовој. Свој живот је увек управљао према заповестима јеванђелским. Много се користио поукама свештеника Тимотеја, чијем је погубљењу за веру и сам присуствовао, па гледајући пример јуначког пожртвовања свога учитеља, и сам се запојио таквим духом за цео живот свој. У тридесетој години постао је епископ римски. Поправљао је обичаје хришћана. Тако, на пример, укинуо је пост сваке суботе, како се то дотле држало код неких хришћана, и одредио, да се пости само Велика Субота као и оне суботе које падну уз постове. Својим молитвама и чудесима помагао је, да се цар Константин и мајка му Јелена обрате у веру праву и крсте. Садејствовао царици Јелени да пронађе Часни крст. Управљао је црквом Божјом двадесет година и чесно је скончао свој земаљски живот преселивши се у Царство небеско.

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