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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“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." (John 13:34-35 ESV)

Encounter

Rejoice, O Mother of God, Virgin full of grace. * From you has risen the Sun of Righteousness, Christ our God, * shining upon those who are in darkness. * Rejoice also, you righteous Elder; * for you received in your arms the Deliverer of our souls, * Who has given us resurrection. (Troparion, Tone 1)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

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Random Proverb

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Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

Adam, God's first-formed man, transgressed: could He [God] not at once have brought death upon him? But see what the Lord does, in His great love towards man. He casts him out from Paradise, for because of sin he was unworthy to live there; but He puts him to dwell over against Paradise: that seeing whence he had fallen, and from what and into what a state he was brought down, he might afterwards be saved by repentance.

St. Cyril of Jerusalem (Catechetical Lectures: Lecture 2 no. 7)