Our Lady of Wisdom Italo-Greek Byzantine Catholic Church

            Sunday Bulletin - JANUARY 21, 2024



 CONFESSION is offered before and after all Services; 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, January 20th

4:00pm Great Vespers - Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee

5:00pm Divine Liturgy

Intention: Our Lady of Wisdom Parishioners

Sunday, January 21st - Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee

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

9:30am Festal Matins

10:30am  Divine Liturgy  

Intention: Rebecca Russo   

1:00pm Mystagogia

Potluck following Liturgy

Monday, January 22nd

6:00am   Jesus Prayer   

Tuesday, January 23rd

6:00am   Jesus Prayer   

8:15am Morning Prayer

3:15pm Evening Prayer

Wednesday, January 24th

6:00am   Jesus Prayer   

11:00am Divine Liturgy

Intention: Eldren Hein+ w/Panachida

12:00pm Helpers of St. Nicholas Homeless Ministry

3:15pm Evening Prayer

Thursday, January 25th

8:15am Morning Prayer

3:15pm Evening Prayer

Friday, January 26th

8:15am Morning Prayer

Saturday, January 27th - Stephen Protomartyr

10:00-12:00am Temple Cleaning

4:00pm Great Vespers Sunday of the Prodigal Son

5:00pm Divine Liturgy

Intention: Paul Parquette+

Sunday, January 28th - Sunday of the Prodigal Son

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

9:30am Festal Matins

10:30am  Divine Liturgy  

Intention: Our Lady of Wisdom Parishioners   

1:00pm Mystagogia

Potluck Following Liturgy



20th - Our venerable and divinely inspired father, Euthymius the Great, Hegumen-Abbot, lived at the time of the reign of Arcadius and Honorius, Emperors; died in the year A.D. 473.  

21st - Our venerable father, Maximus, Confessor; died from tortures A.D. 662, in the reign of Constans II. His Tongue torn out, and a right hand cut off, he died in prison. St. Neophitus, Martyr, a youth not yet 15 years old, died A.D. 310 in the reign of Diocletian. SS. Eugene, Canidius, Valerian and Aquilas, Martyrs; died by fire in A.D. 292. 

22nd - St. Timothy, Apostle, was the most famous disciple of St. Paul, during the reign of Emperor Nero, and the first Bishop of Ephesus in Asia Minor. St. Anastasius, venerable martyr of Persia, suffered martyrdom A.D. 619, at the hands of Chosroas, during the reign of Heracleus, Emperor. 

23rd - St. Clement, Priest-Martyr, Bishop of Ancyra, lived in exile for 28 years under several persecutors and died by the sword A.D. 296. St. Agathangel, Martyr, suffered death also in the reign of Maximian and Diocletian, Emperors. 

24th - Our venerable mother, Xenia was of a noble and famous Roman family. Her former name was Eusebia, and her parents planning her marriage, she escaped from her bridegroom and with two handmaids she fled to Alexandria for refuge. 

25th - Our holy father, Gregory, the Theologian of Cappadocia in Asia Minor. Archbishop of Constantinople is one of the greatest writers and poets and one of the four great doctors of the Byzantine Rite Church. He died in A.D. 389 in the reign of Theodosius the Great; he presided in Constantinople in the church of Holy Wisdom 12 years. He died at the age of 80.

26th - Our venerable father, Xenophon, his wife, Mary, and sons, Arcadius and John, died in the year A.D. 520, in the reign of Justin. Theodore, Hegumen-Abbot of Monks of Studites, and his brother, Joseph, who died A.D. 826, during the reign of Michael the Stutterer, Emperor. 

27th - Translation of the Relics of our father, St. John Chrysostom, took place in A.D. 435.

28th - Our venerable father, Ephraem, Prophet of Syrians and an instrument of Holy Spirit,” a great poet, orator, exegete and defensor of Orthodoxy. He died about A.D. 373 as a Deacon. 



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 8:00am – 4:00pm

Friday 8:00am – 12:00pm

Saturday 3:00pm – 6:30pm

Sunday 8:30am – 2:00pm

VALENTINE’S FAMILY SPAGHETTI BRUNCH fundraiser will be on Sunday, February 4th after Liturgy. Tickets are only $15.00 for adults and $5.00 for kids 5 and older. We are looking for donated items such as restaurant gift certificates, massage gift certificates, icons, etc to be auctioned. Volunteers are also needed. Prepackaged meals will be available for those that can not stay. Please contact Karen at 702-379-9853 or Cheryl at 702-595-8723 for any questions and if you can help and to preorder meals for takeout.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our parishioners who celebrate birthdays this week: Robert Dorsey, January 20; Betsy Melancon, January 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.   


Christ is Born!  Glorify Him!