Our Lady of Wisdom Italo-Greek Byzantine Catholic Church

            Sunday Bulletin - FEBRUARY 18, 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, 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 18th - 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

Monday, February 19th

6:00am   Jesus Prayer   

Tuesday, February 20th

6:00am    Jesus Prayer   

12:00pm 6th Hour

3:15pm Evening Prayer

Wednesday, February 21st

6:00am    Jesus Prayer   

11:40am 6th Hour

12:00pm Helpers of St. Nicholas Homeless Ministry

6:30pm Pre-sanctified Liturgy

Intention: Fr. Stephen Casmus+ w/ panachida

Thursday, February 22nd

3:15pm Evening Prayer

Friday, February 23rd

12:00pm 6th Hour

4:30pm Pre-sanctified Liturgy

Intention:  Abrea and Bartish Families

Saturday, February 24th

10:00am Temple Cleaning

4:00pm Great Vespers 2nd Sunday of the Great Fast *

5:00pm Divine Liturgy

Intention: Albert and Allen Families   

Sunday, February 25th - 2nd Sunday of the Great Fast*

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

9:30am Festal Matins

10:30am Divine Liturgy  (Basil)

Intention: Adams Family   

Potluck following Liturgy

1:00pm Mystagogia



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 A.D. 461 during the reign of Emperor Leo the Great.

19th - St. Archippus, Apostle, a co-worker with St. Paul, first Bishop of the Colossians. Tradition says he was stoned to death during the reign of Emperor Nero. SS. Maxim, Theodot, Isychus and Asklepiodotus, Martyrs. 

20th - Our venerable father, Leo, Bishop of Catania, in Sicily. By his miracles he acquired the name “wonder-worker.” He lived near Mt. Etna, the first of which consumed Iliodorus, the sorcerer. He died about A.D. 780 during the reign of Leo IV and Constantine. St. Sadok, Priest-Martyr and with him 128 fellow Christians put to death by King Sapor of Persia A.D. 345. St. Agatho, Venerable, Pope of Rome, died A.D. 682.

21st - Our venerable father, Timothy, Hermit. Our holy father, Eustacius, Archbishop of Antioch, assisted at the Ecumenical Council of Nicea. He contended against the Arians by word and pen. He died about A.D. 337 during the reign of emperor Constantine the Great. 

22nd - Finding of the venerable Relics of SS. Martyrs at Eugenia. Venerable Peter, Monk and Athanasius, suffered martyrdom at the hands of Iconoclasts A.D. 735, during the reign of Leo III, the Isaurian, Emperor. 

23rd - St. Polycarp, Bishop-Martyr, Bishop of Smyrna, was burned alive A.D. 166 in the reign of Emperor Marcus Aurelius.

24th - St. Tarasius, Archbishop of Constantinople, opposed the Iconoclasts, denounced the vices of the Byzantine Princes and their profligate courts. Known as the “Father of the poor,” he died A.D. 806 during the reign of Nicephorus, Emperor. 

25th – First and Second Finding of the Venerable Head of St. John, the Precursor. The First Finding was by two monks in the home of Herod, King. They brought the Head to the city Emmesia. The Second Finding was much later, during the reign of Emperor Marcianus A.D. 431. 


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.



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

THANK YOU to all of those who put together our successful Valentine Fund Raiser. Together we raised $3,414.00!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our parishioners who celebrate birthdays this week: Helena St. George, February 20. 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!