Our Lady of Wisdom Italo-Greek Byzantine Catholic Church

                   Sunday Bulletin - APRIL 28, 2024



CONFESSION is offered before and after all Services (no confession around “Jesus Prayer”); Saturday at 3:30pm and after Liturgy, Sunday starting 10:00am and at 2:00pm. To set up an alternative time for Confession or spiritual direction, please email Fr. Nathan at fradams@ephx.org.


Saturday, April 27th

10:00am Temple Cleaning

4:00pm Vespers

5:00pm Divine Liturgy Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

                                        Bang Bang Sunday

Intention: Louis and Ruth Spernak with Panachida 

Sunday, April 28th Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

                                 Bang Bang Sunday

8:30am Adult Education: Catechumenate

9:30am Festal Matins

10:30am Divine Liturgy 

Intention: Michael Arnot

1:00pm Mystagogia: The Divine Liturgy

Monday, April 29th

6:00am  Jesus Prayer   

Tuesday, April 30th

6:00am   Jesus Prayer   

12:00pm 6th Hour

3:15pm Vespers

Wednesday, May 1st

6:00am    Jesus Prayer   

11:00am Divine Liturgy

Intention: Dmytro and Daria Drechsler+  

12:00pm Helpers of St. Nicholas Homeless Ministry

Thursday, May 2nd

12:00pm 6th Hour

3:15pm Vespers

Friday, May 3rd

No service

Saturday, May 4th

4:00pm Great Vespers

5:00pm Divine Liturgy Sunday of the Man Born Blind

Intention: Our Lady of Wisdom Parishioners  

Sunday, May 5th Sunday of the Man Born Blind

8:30am Adult Education: Catechumenate

9:30am Festal Matins

10:30am Divine Liturgy

Intention: Shari Sanderson  

1:00pm Mystagogia: The Divine Liturgy

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



27th - St. Simeon, Priest-Martyr, son of Cleopas and kinsman of our Lord, was Bishop of Jerusalem, governed that church for over forty years, lived over one hundred years and was crucified in the reign of Emperor Trajan A.D. 112. Venerable father, Stephen, Bishop of Vladimir.

28th - SS. Jason and Sosipater, Apostles, were disciples of St. Paul in the reign of Nero A.D. 69. SS. Maximus, Dadas and Quinctillianus, Martyrs, beheaded about A.D. 303. Venerable father, Cyril, Bishop of Turov.

29th - SS. Nine Martyrs at Cyzice – Venerable, Memnon, wonderworker.

30th - St. James the Greater, Apostle, Brother of St. John the Theologian, was beheaded by King Herod Agrippa in Jerusalem A.D. 43.

1st - St. Jeremiah, the Second of the Greater Prophets, was of the Tribe of Levi. Tradition states that at age 55 he was stoned to death at Taphnes. Egypt 590 B.C. by the Jews who shared his captivity. Venice, Italy holds some of his relics. 

2nd - Our holy father, Athanasius the Great, Patriarch of Alexandria. (For the other Feast of this Saint, see the 18th of January.)

3rd - Death of our venerable father, Theodosius of the Cave,Hegumen-Abbot, died A.D. 1078 in the reign of Michael VIDucas, Emperor (Confer August 14). SS. Timothy and Maurus, Martyrs.

4th - St. Pelagia, Martyr, Emperor Diocletian, chose her to be the wife of one of his sons. Learning that she was a Christian, the son committed suicide; she was then sentenced and died during torture A.D. 288. Venerable Mother, Pelagia, formerly a public sinner, chanced to hear a sermon by St. Nonnus, Bishop of Edessa. Stricken by remorse she did sever penance in a cave on Mt. Olivet. She died about A.D. 457. 

5th - St. Irene, Glorious Martyr, daughter of the Emperor Licinius and his wife Licinia, suffered courageously for Christ, and by many miracles thousands were converted to Christianity. She died A.D. 315 in the reign of Emperor Constantine the Great. Venerable father, Nicephorus, Hegumen. 


CHURCH AND OFFICE HOURS - Hours are subject to change such as on a Feast day with Liturgy.

Monday through Wednesday 6:00am – 7:00am

Tuesday through Thursday 9:00am – 4:00pm

Friday 9:00am – 12:00pm

Saturday 3:00pm – 6:30pm

Sunday 8:30am – 2:00pm

2024 EPARCHIAL APPEAL has begun. Each registered family is asked to participate to help us reach our financial goal of $26,259.92 and also our goal of 100% participation. Thank you to the 11 families who have submitted their pledge. There are pledge forms in the back of the church.

CATHOLIC HOME MISSIONS APPEAL Special Collection will be taken April 27/28, 2024. This year we received information explaining this Appeal and a special envelope for donations which have been put into your mailbox.

Thank you for your contribution.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our parishioners who celebrate birthdays this week. Michael Murray April 28; Judy Stone May 1. God Grant You Many Happy Blessed Years!

ByzanTEEN Rally 2024 - On January 20th, registration for the ByzanTEEN Rally opens. It will be at the University of San Diego from June 27-30. This dynamic gathering of the future of our Church will include 3 keynote speakers (Fr. Chris Zugger, Mother Iliana, and Trent Horn), prayer, social and sport activities, bringing Byzantine Catholic Teens across the country together to walk on the waters of faith in Christ. Stay tuned for more info!

SUNDAY OF THE SAMARITAN WOMAN – Christ our God, you give us the water that quenches our thirst. You also promised that drinking this water would make us wells of water springing up to eternal life. We implore you to give us an abundance of vocations to the priesthood, diaconate in Christ, and monastic orders, so that we would grow in our calling to bring life to the world, we pray you, hear and have mercy.


MYSTAGOGIA: CATECHESIS FOR THE ENLIGHTENED Adult education continues through continual faith formation:  Starting again on Sunday, April 28th at 1:00pm, join us for advanced studies in our spiritual life, Liturgy, theology, patristics and more. For the classes, you can purchase The Divine Liturgy: A Commentary in the Light of the Fathers from our bookstore. 

CATECHESIS FOR THE CATECHUMENATE begins Sunday, April 28th at 8:30am. Our catechumens will be prepared for baptism through this one-year program. Anyone who wants to learn more or refresh their Byzantine faith is welcome to attend. For the class, download the Ascension app on your phone or computer. See the flyers at the back of the church for more information on the resources you will need.


FACEBOOK GROUP - If you are on Facebook, please join Fr. Nathan’s “Eastern Catholic Daily Catechesis Group”: The group features daily Bible Readings, the Saints of the Day, and a Daily Icon. The group also offers educational opportunities in the Eastern Tradition.


PHONE APPLICATION FOR DAILY PRAYER —for daily prayer services and more, download the application    ECPubs.  This is great for family prayer. 

YOU TUBE - Please check out and subscribe to our new Our Lady of Wisdom - YouTube.   


      Christ is Risen!  Indeed He is Risen!

         Christós Anésti̱!  Ali̱thó̱s Anésti̱!