Our Lady of Fatima Russian Byzantine Catholic Church

Our Lady of Fatima Russian Byzantine Catholic Church is an Eastern Catholic parish grounded in the Russian tradition welcoming members from many cultures and traditions.

Fr. Kevin Kennedy, Pastor
Fr. Deacon Kyrill Pagacz, Deacon

Operating as usual

09/03/2021

Speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love. (Ephesians 4:15) #bodyofchrist #catholicchurch #Church

09/02/2021

New calendar

September 1st marks the first day of the Church New Year and is also called the beginning of the Indiction. St Nikolai Velimirovic provides this explanation:

"The First Ecumenical Council (Nicaea, 325) decreed that the Church year should begin on September 1. The month of September was, for the Hebrews, the beginning of the civil year (Exodus 23:16), the month of gathering the harvest and of the offering of thanks to God. It was on this feast that the Lord Jesus entered the synagogue in Nazareth (Luke 4:16-21), opened the book of the Prophet Isaiah and read the words: The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me; because the Lord hath anointed Me to preach good tidings unto the meek; He hath sent Me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn (Isaiah 61:1-2). The month of September is also important in the history of Christianity, because Emperor Constantine the Great was victorious over Maxentius, the enemy of the Christian Faith, in September. Following this victory, Constantine granted freedom of confession to the Christian Faith throughout the Roman Empire. For a long time, the civil year in the Christian world followed the Church year, with its beginning on September 1. The civil year was later changed, and its beginning transferred to January 1. This occurred first in Western Europe, and later in Russia, under Peter the Great."

~St. Nikolai Velimirovic, The Prologue of Ohrid

#newyear #churchnewyear #beginningofindiction #indiction

09/01/2021

For captives and for their salvation, let us pray to the Lord!"

Prayers for the protection, and release of Metropolitan Boulos Yazigi and Mar Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim, kidnapped April 22, 2013.
For Jesuit Fr. Paolo Dall’Oglio S.J. kidnapped July 29, 2013.
And for all held captive for the faith.
For all those persecuted for the faith, let us pray to the Lord

Kyrie eleison! Kyrie eleison! Kyrie eleison!

08/31/2021

For captives and for their salvation, let us pray to the Lord!"

Prayers for the protection, and release of Metropolitan Boulos Yazigi and Mar Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim, kidnapped April 22, 2013.
For Jesuit Fr. Paolo Dall’Oglio S.J. kidnapped July 29, 2013.
And for all held captive for the faith.
For all those persecuted for the faith, let us pray to the Lord

Kyrie eleison! Kyrie eleison! Kyrie eleison!

08/31/2021

There is still time - St Basil the Great

[08/31/21]   I am weak, but God is my strength;
I am foolish, but God is my wisdom;
I am lost, but God is my Savior;
I am desperate, but God is my hope;
I have failed, but God is my success;
I am burdened, but God is my easy yoke;
I am mortal, but God is my life;
I am unworthy, but Jesus is my High Priest.
Glory to God, who alone is our faith, our hope and our love.

- David Petras Today, August 28, I am eighty years old. I thank God for the gift of life and for all my family and friends who have accompanied me on this journey.

Thank you Fr David for this. May God grant you many blessed years.

08/30/2021

The conference takes place in-person for the invited speakers. However, due to to the pandemic, the access for audience is limited. You are cordially invited to follow the live streaming on Youtube:

September 2:
https://youtu.be/7-3grnK6E00

September 3:
https://youtu.be/pM110dn_d-o

September 4:
https://youtu.be/YjzdT3oq3Qc

If you would like to participate at the conference in person, please register by e-mail at [email protected]. The possibility of your participation will be confirmed.

The international conference entitled "Building the House of Wisdom: Sergii Bulgakov – 150 Years After His Birth" is organized by the Bulgakov Research Centre at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) with the Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University and the Volos Academy for Theological Studies (Greece) and will be held on Youtube from Sept. 2nd to Sept. 4th. Be sure to learn more information on scheduling and guest speakers below!

https://www.unifr.ch/sergij-bulgakov/de/forschung/konferenzen/bulgakov-conference-2021/?fbclid=IwAR3Hlj3dydw1vpoe6xdKXFRZdjAFNELJCo-d5SsdOIa36nNEIy1B2OnFmL8

08/30/2021

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:22-23)

08/30/2021

For captives and for their salvation, let us pray to the Lord!"

Prayers for the protection, and release of Metropolitan Boulos Yazigi and Mar Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim, kidnapped April 22, 2013.
For Jesuit Fr. Paolo Dall’Oglio S.J. kidnapped July 29, 2013.
And for all held captive for the faith.
For all those persecuted for the faith, let us pray to the Lord

Kyrie eleison! Kyrie eleison! Kyrie eleison!

OLF Parish 08/29/2021

OLF Parish

Hi Friends,
Hope you're all well! Please join us!

Sunday, August 29th
10th Sunday after Pentecost, Feast of the Icon Not Made by Hands
3rd Hour 9:45 AM, Divine Liturgy 10:00 AM
*Please note, due to unforeseen circumstances, services are subject to cancellation.
We will do all we can to notify you in advance.
Spread the word and we're looking forward to seeing you all soon!
Blessings,
OLF Staff

OLF Parish Dear Parishioners and Friends. We have reviewed our service schedule and are pleased to announce that, effective Sunday, April 11, we will resume regular Sunday Divine Liturgy services at 10:00 am in our OLF chapel.

Phanouropita or Fanouropita | Mia Kouppa, Greek recipes and more 08/29/2021

Phanouropita or Fanouropita | Mia Kouppa, Greek recipes and more

Spradznikom!

New calendar celebrates Feast Day of Saint Phanourio today, the Patron Saint of Lost Things

"On August 27 the Orthodox Church celebrates the Feast Day of Saint Phanourios (pronounced “fan-OO-ree-os”) (or Saint Fanourios), the Martyr and Miracle Worker. The saint’s name sounds similar to the Greek verb “phanerono,” which means “to reveal” or “to disclose”. In fact, people pray to Saint Phanourios to help them find lost objects, to reveal lost or hidden spiritual matters of the heart, to redirect them or reveal actions which should be taken, and to restore health. When a lost object is discovered, or when prayers reveal what is needed, a symbolic cake called a phanouropita is baked and brought to the church where it is blessed by the priest and then distributed among the parishioners....

A Phanouropita (or fanouropita) is a small lenten (vegan) cake that can be baked any day of the week, except on Sunday. It traditionally consists of 7 or 9 ingredients representing the seven Holy Sacraments of the Church or the nine angelic choirs.
The baking of phanouropita is a centuries old tradition and therefore there will certainly be some variations between recipes, however most recipes are pretty similar. Regardless of the actual recipe, there is one unbreakable rule: Before you begin baking, take a moment to think of something you’d like Saint Phanourios to help you find—keep this in mind as you make the cake!..."

Phanouropita or Fanouropita | Mia Kouppa, Greek recipes and more Learn all about phanouropita or fanouropita and Saint Phanourios and how to make this EASY and VEGAN (Lenten) cake with lots of walnuts and raisins.

08/29/2021

Saint Moses the Black (a.k.a. Moses the Strong, Moses the Robber and Moses of Scete) was a Christian priest-monk in Egypt in the 4th Century. Before his conversion, he had been accused of murder and robbery. He was killed around 407 A.D. when bandits attacked the monastery where he was the leader of a group of hermits. Abba Moses the Strong, pray to God for us! #mosestheblack #mosesthestrong #desertfather

Father Ciszek 08/29/2021

Father Ciszek

Fr Walter Ciszek, S.J. is seen at the start of this video in front of the iconostasis at our sister parish in El Segundo, St. Andrew's Russian Greek-Catholic Church

Father Ciszek With God in Russiahttps://youtu.be/9b6whuSofTQ

08/29/2021

2021-0828 Vigil

08/28/2021

instituteofcatholicculture.org

instituteofcatholicculture.org

08/28/2021

And since the characteristic of the soul opposite pride is humility, the Word of God, the Mother of God and the holy fathers value humility above all. Without humility no spiritual labor will help a person, for he can always fall into pride and fall away from God. Love also joins man to God, but without humility there can be no love.

Abbot Nikon Letters to Spiritual Children p.80

08/28/2021

THE DAUGHTER OF THE KING
(Friday, August 27)

“Hearken, O daughter, and see, and incline your ear; and forget your own people and your father’s house. And the king shall greatly desire your beauty, for he himself is your Lord, and you shall worship him. And him shall the daughters of Tyre worship with gifts; the rich among the people shall entreat your countenance (τὸ πρόσωπόν σου λιτανεύσουσιν, лицу твоему помолятся). All the glory of the daughter of the king is within, with goldfringed garments is she arrayed, adorned in varied colors... I shall commemorate your name in every generation and generation.“ (Ps 44: 9-12, 16, Septuagint-translation)

Today, as those of us on the Older Calendar prepare to celebrate the Dormition of the Theotokos (and pictured here is her empty Tomb in Gethsemane near Jerusalem), our Church showers praise, gratitude and love upon “the daughter of the king.“ She did, indeed, “incline her ear“ to God’s call from an early age, growing up not in “her father’s house“ but in the Temple, and became “arrayed“ with a unique beauty “within.“ It wasn’t any bland or one-dimensional kind of beauty, but one “adorned in varied colors.“ Thus “in every generation“ we “entreat her countenance“ in the many and varied holy icons of the Mother of God.

Thank you, most-holy Mother of God, for not abandoning us in your Dormition, and blessing us daily with your loving countenance. “You were translated to life, O Mother of Life, and by your prayers, you deliver our souls from death.“ (Troparion-hymn of Dormition) #успение

08/28/2021

For captives and for their salvation, let us pray to the Lord!"

Prayers for the protection, and release of Metropolitan Boulos Yazigi and Mar Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim, kidnapped April 22, 2013.
For Jesuit Fr. Paolo Dall’Oglio S.J. kidnapped July 29, 2013.
And for all held captive for the faith.
For all those persecuted for the faith, let us pray to the Lord

Kyrie eleison! Kyrie eleison! Kyrie eleison!

Сьогодні ми святкуємо велике свято Успіння Пресвятої Богородиці, яке завершує наш літургійний рік.

Чимало монастирів і парафій нашої Церкви сьогодні святкують свій престольний празник. І не випадково. Це свідчить про те, що наші предки усвідомлювали велич цього свята.

Заспіваймо сьогодні і ми Божій Матері: «У різдві дівство зберегла Ти, в успенні світа не оставила Ти, Богородице. Переставилася Ти до життя, бувши Матір’ю Життя. І молитвами Твоїми ізбавляєш від смерти душі наші».

08/28/2021
OLF Parish 08/28/2021

OLF Parish

Hi Friends,
Hope you're all well! Please join us!

Saturday, August 28th
Feast of the Dormition of our Lady the Theotokos, Dormition Fast Ends
3rd Hour 9:45 AM, Divine Liturgy 10:00 AM, Blessing of Flowers and Herbs Following
Sunday, August 29th
10th Sunday after Pentecost, Feast of the Icon Not Made by Hands
3rd Hour 9:45 AM, Divine Liturgy 10:00 AM

*Please note, due to unforeseen circumstances, services are subject to cancellation.
We will do all we can to notify you in advance.
Spread the word and we're looking forward to seeing you all soon!
Blessings,
OLF Staff

OLF Parish Dear Parishioners and Friends. We have reviewed our service schedule and are pleased to announce that, effective Sunday, April 11, we will resume regular Sunday Divine Liturgy services at 10:00 am in our OLF chapel.

Our Lady of Fatima Russian Byzantine Catholic Church updated their website address. 08/27/2021

Our Lady of Fatima Russian Byzantine Catholic Church updated their website address.

Our Lady of Fatima Russian Byzantine Catholic Church updated their website address.

Photos from St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church's post 08/27/2021

AXIOS! AXIOS! AXIOS!

Timeline Photos 08/26/2021

For captives and for their salvation, let us pray to the Lord!"

Prayers for the protection, and release of Metropolitan Boulos Yazigi and Mar Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim, kidnapped April 22, 2013.
For Jesuit Fr. Paolo Dall’Oglio S.J. kidnapped July 29, 2013.
And for all held captive for the faith.
For all those persecuted for the faith, let us pray to the Lord

Kyrie eleison! Kyrie eleison! Kyrie eleison!

The Iconography of the Orthodox Church Building 08/26/2021

The Iconography of the Orthodox Church Building

A second video by Raymond Vincent. We have a wonderful icon of the Theotokos in our chapel at OLF which Raymond gifted us a number of years ago after our parish donated our Lenten alms giving to the parish where his family was at the time, a time of major crises for their parish. Their priest later told one of our parishioners when she visited, "You [OLF] saved our parish." They had moved on to financial stability by then. We were deeply moved by Raymond's beautiful gift to us.

The Iconography of the Orthodox Church Building In this lecture, I explore the iconographic decoration of a typical Orthodox Church from the vestibule to the Holy Place. Also, a full description of the ico...

08/26/2021
08/26/2021
Timeline Photos 08/24/2021

For captives and for their salvation, let us pray to the Lord!"

Prayers for the protection, and release of Metropolitan Boulos Yazigi and Mar Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim, kidnapped April 22, 2013.
For Jesuit Fr. Paolo Dall’Oglio S.J. kidnapped July 29, 2013.
And for all held captive for the faith.
For all those persecuted for the faith, let us pray to the Lord

Kyrie eleison! Kyrie eleison! Kyrie eleison!

08/24/2021

On September 14 please join us for a book launch: "Married Priests in the Catholic Church". Dr DeVille as well as several contributors are affiliated with MASI.

08/24/2021

Для нашої Української Греко-Католицької Церкви Константинопольська Церква є Церквою-Матір’ю. Ми як Церква, що народилася в Хрещенні святого князя Володимира, дякуємо Вселенському Патріарху Варфоломію за світло Христового Євангелія, яке Материнська Церква дарувала нам тут, в Україні. Ми з вдячністю розбудовуємо і несемо це Євангеліє.

Дякуємо за кожну можливість зустрічатися і сподіваємося, що діалог і співпраця будуть тільки розвиватися.

Детальніше: https://bit.ly/3kludZp

Photos from Блаженніший Святослав's post 08/24/2021

Photos from Блаженніший Святослав's post

Photos from Блаженніший Святослав's post 08/24/2021

Photos from Блаженніший Святослав's post

08/23/2021

The Holy Father has accepted the resignation of His Grace, Bishop John Pazak today. Let us pray for him as he transitions into retirement and may God grant him many happy, blessed, and healthy years!

Building the House of Wisdom: Sergii Bulgakov - 150th Years After His Birth 08/23/2021

Building the House of Wisdom: Sergii Bulgakov - 150th Years After His Birth

Building the House of Wisdom: Sergii Bulgakov - 150th Years After His Birth Fribourg - September 2-4, 2021. Under the patronage of Rowan Williams.

Rinunce e nomine 08/23/2021

Rinunce e nomine

Rinunce e nomine Rinuncia del Vescovo dell’Eparchia Holy Protection of Mary di Phoenix (U.S.A.) e nomina dell’Amministratore Apostolico sede vacante

08/23/2021

For captives and for their salvation, let us pray to the Lord!"

Prayers for the protection, and release of Metropolitan Boulos Yazigi and Mar Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim, kidnapped April 22, 2013.
For Jesuit Fr. Paolo Dall’Oglio S.J. kidnapped July 29, 2013.
And for all held captive for the faith.
For all those persecuted for the faith, let us pray to the Lord

Kyrie eleison! Kyrie eleison! Kyrie eleison!

"Whoever shuts his ears to the cry of the poor
Will also cry himself and not be heard." (Proverbs 21:13)
#mercy #compassion #charity #almsgiving

Videos (show all)

Why Does the Priest Say “Singing the Triumphant Hymn, Shouting, Proclaiming and Saying” during the Divine Liturgy?https:...
“Singing the triumphant hymn, shouting, proclaiming and saying”
Sunday, January 12 (December 31 OC) – Sunday After the Nativity: Commemoration of the Righteous David the King, Joseph t...
Sunday, December 22 (December 9 OC) 27th Sunday after Pentecost
Clergy Kiss of Peace during the Creed
Sunday November 3 (October 21 OC) 20th Sunday after Pentecost Clergy sharing the Kiss of Peace, the Creed.
Clergy Kiss of Peace during the Creed
Sunday, August 4 (July 22 OC) 7th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, August 4 (July 22 OC) 7th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, August 4 (July 22 OC) 7th Sunday after PentecostSunday, August 4 (July 22 OC) 7th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, August 4 (July 22 OC) 7th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, July 28, (July 15 OC) 6th Sunday after Pentecost: Commemoration of the Holy Fathers of the First Six Councils/Ho...

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Check our parish website calendar, our Facebook Wall, and our Facebook "Events" section for Great Feasts' Liturgies. We follow the Julian Calendar.
http://www.byzantinecatholic.org/calendar/index.php

PARKING in school yard accessible from 23rd Avenue.

Our YouTube channel can be found here:
http://www.youtube.com/user/OLFatimaSF

Review us on Yelp: http://www.yelp.com/biz/our-lady-of-fatima-russian-byzantine-catholic-church-san-francisco-2

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5920 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA
94121
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