Our Lady of Wisdom Italo-Greek Byzantine Catholic Church

            Sunday Bulletin - FEBRUARY 11, 2024

SUNDAY of cheese FARE


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, February 10th *

4:00pm Great Vespers

5:00pm Divine Liturgy - Sunday of Cheese-Fare

St. Blaise--Anointing of Throats

Intention: Our Lady of Wisdom Parishioners

Sunday, February 11th - Sunday of Cheese-Fare

St. Blaise--Anointing of Throats *

9:00am Adult Education: Ignatius Brianchaninovs’ The Field

9:30am Festal Matins

10:30am Divine Liturgy    Intention: Rebecca Russo   

Potluck following Liturgy

1:00pm Mystagogia

3:00pm Forgiveness Vespers

Monday, February 12th - First day of the Great Fast*

6:00am  1st hour, followed by Jesus Prayer (preceded by anointing)

9:00am 3rd hour (preceded by anointing)

12:00pm 6th hour (preceded by anointing)

3:00pm 9th hour (preceded by anointing)

4:30pm Presanctified Liturgy (preceded by anointing) 

Intention: Our Lady of Wisdom Parishioners

Tuesday, February 13th

6:00am   Jesus Prayer   

12:00pm 6th Hour

3:15pm Evening Prayer

Wednesday, February 14th

6:00am    Jesus Prayer   

11:40am 6th hour

12:00pm Helpers of St. Nicholas Homeless Ministry

6:30pm Presanctified Liturgy

Intention: Margaret Lynott+ w/panachida


Thursday, February 15th

3:15pm Vespers

Friday, February 16th

12:00pm 6th Hour

4:30pm Presanctified Liturgy

Intention: Michael Spencer+

Saturday, February 17th

4:00pm Great Vespers *

5:00pm Divine Liturgy - 1st Sunday of the Great Fast: Sunday of Orthodoxy

Intention: Our Lady of Wisdom Parishioners   

Sunday, February 18st - 1st Sunday of the Great Fast: Sunday of Orthodoxy*

9:00am Adult Education: Ignatius Brianchaninovs’ The Field

9:30am Festal Matins

10:30am Divine Liturgy (Basil) 

Intention: Claire Lynott   

Potluck following Liturgy

1:00pm Mystagogia



10th - St. Charalampus, Martyr, endured death by the sword A.D. 203 at Magnesia in Asia Minor, in the hegemony of Lucinianus, in the reign of Emperor Septimius Severus.

11th - St. Blasé, Bishop-Martyr, suffered martyrdom A.D. 316 at Sebaste, be beheading during the hegemony of Licinius, in the reign of Constantine the Great, Emperor.

12th - Our holy father, Meletius, Archbishop of Great Antioch was elected to the Patriarchal See in A.D. 360 but within a month he was sent into exile by the Emperor Constantius. Reinstated in 378 he held a council of 150 Bishops and took prominent part in the Council of Constantinople A.D. 38, in the reign of Theodosius the Great. St. Marina, Virgin, in male attire, lived in the monastery to the year A.D. 440.

13th - Our venerable father, Martinian, Hegumen, died in the year A.D. 415 in the reign of Theodosius the Younger. St. Zoe and St. Photina, Venerable Women. 

14th - The death of our venerable father, Cyril, Bishop of Catania, the brother of St. Methodius. Apostle of the Slavs and Bulgarians. The old Slavic alphabet (“Cyrillic”) is ascribed to him, who, with his brother, translated many church books from the Greek into the Slavonic language. He died A.D. 869 in Rome. Our venerable father, Auxentius, Hegumen, was a soldier in the bodyguard of the Emperor Theodosius the Younger. He defended the Catholic Faith at the time of the Council of Chalcedon A.D. 451. He died soon after. 

15th - St. Onesimus, Apostle, was a slave of Filemon, later a disciple of the Apostle Paul. He became Bishop of Ephesus after St. Timothy and died a martyr at Rome. Paphnutius, Venerable-Hermit in Egypt and his daughter, Euphrosyne.

16th - SS. Pamphilius, Valentine, Paul, Seleucus, Porphyrus, Julian, Theodulus, and the five Martyrs of Egypt, Elias, Jeremias, Isaias, Samuel and Daniel, suffered martyrdom during the reign of Diocletian. Our venerable father, Flavianus, Archbishop of Constantinople, died of ill treatment A.D. 450 and already the Fathers of Chalcedon proclaimed his Sanctity A.D. 451.

17th - St. Theodore of Tyre, the Great Martyr, was burned to death A.D. 306, during the reign of Emperor Maximian Herculeus. – Memory of St. Mariamna, sister of Philip, the Apostle.

18th - Our holy father, Leo the Great, Pope of Rome, opposed the Nestorians and taught, like St. Cyril of Alexandria, the unity of person in Christ.  He saved Rome from the invasion of Attila and died AD. 461 during the reign of Emperor Leo the Great  


ALL SOULS SATURDAY – If you wish to submit any names you would like remembered at the All Souls Liturgies, please write their first names on the forms found in the back of the church and place on the south side alter.

FORGIVENESS SUNDAY VESPER SERVICE will be on Sunday, February 11th at 3:00pm.

FIRST DAY OF THE GREAT FAST is Monday, February 12th. The Hours will be prayed at 6:00am, 9:00am, 12:00pm, 3:00pm with Presanctified Liturgy at 4:30pm. 



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

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our parishioners who celebrate birthdays this week: Shana Davis February 14. 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!


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.   


Glory to Jesus Christ!

Glory to Him Forever!