Our Lady of Wisdom Italo-Greek Byzantine Catholic Church

            Sunday Bulletin - JANUARY 28, 2024

SUNDAY of THE prodiga l son


 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 27th    Stephen Protomartyr

10:00-12:00pm 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

Monday, December 29th

6:00am   Jesus Prayer   

Tuesday, January 30th Three Holy Hierarchs

6:00am  Jesus Prayer   

10:00am Matins

11:00am Divine Liturgy

Intention: George Portakelos+

3:15pm Evening Prayer

Wednesday, January 31st

6:00am   Jesus Prayer   

11:00am Divine Liturgy

Intention: Rebecca Russo

12:00pm Helpers of St. Nicholas Homeless Ministry

3:15pm  Evening Prayer

Thursday, February 1st *

12:00pm 6th Hour

4:00pm Great Vespers

5:00pm Divine Liturgy Meeting of Our Lord with Simeon and Anna (Anointing of Children) 

Intention : Rebecca Russo   

Friday, February 2nd *

12:00pm 6th Hour

10:00am Festal Matins

11:00am Divine Liturgy Meeting of Our Lord with Simeon and Anna (Anointing of Children) 

Intention: Mary Marlene Santo+  

Saturday, February 3rd

10:00am Divine Liturgy 1st All Souls Saturday

4:00pm Great Vespers

5:00pm Divine Liturgy Sunday of Meat-Fare

Intention: Emma Oleski+ 

Sunday, February 4th Sunday of Meat-Fare

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

9:30am Festal Matins

10:30am Divine Liturgy  

Intention: Our Lady of Wisdom Parishioners   

Potluck following Liturgy

1:00pm Mystagogia



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. 

29th - Translation of the Relics of St. Ignatius, the “God-Bearer,” Priest-Martyr, Bishop of Antioch. He was devoured by lions at Rome. His disciples carried his relics to Antioch into his Church in the year A.D. 109, in the reign of Trajan, the persecutor, (confer December 20). 

30th - Feast of the Three Holy Hierarchs, i.e., The Three Great Fathers of the church; namely, St. Basil the Great, St. Gregory, the Theologian and St. John, the Chrysostom. St. Hippolytus, Priest-Martyr, Bishop of Porto. He was put to death by drowning, under Alexander Severus, Emperor. 

31st - SS. Cyrus and John, wonderworkers and Unmercenaries, i.e., Physicians without remuneration: suffered death with Athanasia and her three daughters: Theodotia, Theopista and Eudokia, in the year A.D. 292 in the reign of Diocletian, Emperor.

1st - St. Typhoon, Martyr, put to death A.D. 250 by Akylinus, during the reign of the persecutor Emperor Decius. 

2nd - Encounter of our Lord with Simeon and Anna, This is one of the most ancient of all the feasts, for we find it established at Jerusalem in the 4th century.

3rd - St. Simeon, the Venerable-Senex and “God-Bearer”, lived to see and hold the Infant Jesus, the consolation of Israel, in his arms. St. Anna, prophetess, prophesied concerning Christ. She remained in widowhood consecrated to the service for 54 years, not leaving the Temple, she persevered night and day in prayer and fasting. At the age of 84 she beheld the Infant Jesus at the Presentation.


ALL SOULS SATURDAY – If you wish to submit any updated names you would like remembered at the All Souls Liturgies, please write their 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 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: Madella Landon January 27; Jared Larsen January 28; Helen Abrea January 29; Margaret Kelso January 29; Louis Nunziata January 30. 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!