Our Lady of Wisdom Italo-Greek Byzantine Catholic Church

                      Sunday Bulletin - JUNE 2, 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, June 1st

4:00pm Great Vespers

5:00pm Divine Liturgy   2nd Sunday After Pentecost

Intention: Michael Spencer+

Sunday, June 2nd   2nd Sunday After Pentecost

8:30am Adult Education: Catechumenate

9:30am Festal Matins

10:30am Divine Liturgy 

1:00pm Mystagogia: Divine Liturgy

Intention: Our Lady of Wisdom Parishioners  

Pot Luck following Liturgy

Monday, June 3rd

No Service

Tuesday, June 4th

No Service

Wednesday, June 5th

11:40am 6th Hour

12:00pm Helpers of St. Nicholas Homeless Ministry

Thursday, June 6th

No service

Friday, June 7th

No service

Saturday, June 8th

4:00pm Great Vespers

5:00pm Divine Liturgy  3rd Sunday After Pentecost

Intention: Our Lady of Wisdom Parishioners   

Sunday, June 9th  3rd Sunday After Pentecost

8:30am Adult Education: Catechumenate

9:30am Festal Matins

10:30am Divine Liturgy  

Intention: Hilda Valle+ 

Pot Luck following Liturgy

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



1st - St. Justin, Martyr, a great philosopher, was born in Sichem in Palestine.  He delved deeply into philosophical meditations, became a convert to Christianity with others, wrote Apologies for the Chirstian Religion and a Dialogue with the Jew Tryphon  He was beheaded in Rome A.D. 167 in the reign of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius. 


2nd - Our holy father, Nicephor, Patriarch of Constantinople.  Our holy father, Alexander, archbishop of Constantinople.  He resolutely stood against the Arian heresy, assisted at the Council of Nicea.  The awful death of Arius is regarded as a response to the Saint’s prayer for deliverance from the evils of this heresy.  He died A.D. 340 in the reign of Emperor Constantinus. 


3rd - St. Lucillian, Martyr and with him: Claudius, Hypatius, Paul and Dionysius.  Lucillian, an old man, was first tortured and with the four – mere boys – tied to the stake to be burned.  Rain however, extinguished the fire.  He was then crucified, and the boys beheaded, under Aurelian A.D. 273.  St. Paula, Martyr, a Christian maiden of Byzantium who was tortured and beheaded A.D. 273.


4th - Our holy father, Metrophanes, Patriarch of Constantinople, suffered imprisonment in the persecution under Diocletian, Emperor.  He died A.D. 325 in the reign of Constantine the Great, Emperor. 


5th - St. Dorotheus, Priest-Martyr, Bishop of Tyre, suffered banishment under Julian the Apostate A.D. 362 being 107 years of age. 


6th - Our venerable father, Bessarion, wonderworker, because of his virtues and miracles the Greek writers compare him with Moses, Elias and others of the Prophets.  He is thought to have died before A.D. 400.  Venerable, Hilarion, the “Newer,” monk in Dalmatia.  He suffered exile for his resistance to the Iconoclasts.  He died A.D. 864.


7th - St. Theodotus, Priest-Martyr, Bishop of Ancyra.  “Wonderworker” was cruelly tortured to death for the Faith. 


8th - Translation of the Relics of St. Theodore the Great Martyr.  (For the other Feast of this Saint see the 8th day of February.)  Our holy father, Ephrem, Patriarch of Antioch.  



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 – 1:00pm

Friday 9:00am – 12:00pm

Saturday 3:00pm – 6:30pm

Sunday 8:30am – 2:00pm

2024 EPARCHIAL APPEAL - Each registered family is asked to participate and help us reach our financial goal of $18,505.00 and also our goal of 100% participation. Currently, with 20 families, we have raised $7,474.20 or 41.41%. There are pledge forms at the back of the church. Thank you!

ECF – Registration for next year’s ECF classes will be early this year. Parents of this year’s ECF students will receive a registration form to fill out. New students can pick up a registration form at the back of the church. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Albert

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our parishioners who celebrate birthdays this week.  Juliette Davis June 3; Vera Milano June 6.  God Grant You Many Happy Blessed Years!

SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST – Jesus Christ, you met the fishermen where they were and called them to follow you. You raised their vision to not only fish in the sea but to cast out spiritual nets to seek and save the lost. We humbly implore you to call all of us to follow you, and that you help those that you have called to the monastic life or holy orders to be faithful to your call, we pray you, hear and have mercy. 


CATECHESIS FOR THE CATECHUMENATE is held every Sunday 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.

MYSTAGOGIA: CATECHESIS FOR THE ENLIGHTENED Adult education continues through continual faith formation each Sunday 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. 


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!