Our Lady of Wisdom Italo-Greek Byzantine Catholic Church

            Sunday Bulletin - MARCH 10, 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, March 9th

4:00pm Great Vespers

5:00pm Divine Liturgy - St. John Climacus

Intention: Eliades and Fischbach Families

Sunday, March 10th - St. John Climacus

9:30am Festal Matins

10:30am  Divine Liturgy  

Intention: Doucet and Dunson Families

Potluck Following Liturgy

Monday, March 11th

6:00am    Jesus Prayer   

Tuesday, March 12th

6:00am    Jesus Prayer   

Wednesday, March 13th

6:00am    Jesus Prayer   

11:30am 6th Hour

12:00am Helpers of St. Nicholas Homeless Ministry

6:30pm Presanctified Liturgy

Intention: Arnot, Atkin and Lynott Families

Thursday, March 14th

10:00am Canon of St. Andrew

Friday, March 15th

4:30pm Presanctified Liturgy

Intention: Geesing and Harker Families

Saturday, March 16th

10:00am Divine Liturgy w/Panachida for Deceased

4:00pm Akathist*

5:00pm Divine Liturgy

5th Sunday of the Great Fast - Saint Mary of Egypt

Intention: Hastings and Hein Families

Sunday, March 17th

5th Sunday of the Great Fast - Saint Mary of Egypt

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

9:30am Festal Matins

10:30am Divine Liturgy  

1:00pm Mystagogia

Intention: Kelso and Kong Families   

Potluck Following Liturgy



10th – SS. Codratus and companions: Cyprian, Anectus and Criscent, died A.D. 257 after years in prison under Valerian, Emperor.

11th - Our holy father, Sophronius, Patriarch of Jerusalem, died A.D. 638 in the reign of Heraclius the Emperor. He revised the prominent Church Book called the “Minea,” and also composed the prayer for the solemn blessing of the water on the Feast of the Epiphany.

12th - Our venerable father and confessor, Theophan of Syngria, was banished by the Emperor Leo the Armenian for his stand against the Iconoclasts at the Second Council of Nicea A.D. 787. Died in exile A.D. 818, bound and starved to death. Our holy father, Gregory the Great, Dialogus, Pope of Rome, who probably composed the Liturgy of the Presanctified for the Church of the Eastern Rites. He died A.D. 604 in the reign of Emperor Phocas.

13th - Translation of Relics of our father, Nicephor, Patriarch of Constantinople. He defended the practice of the veneration of Icons in the persecution of Leo the Armenian. He died in the fifteenth year of his exile A.D. 771 in the reign of Constantine V Copronymus, Emperor.

14th - Our venerable father, Benedict, Abbot. He founded in Italy in the sixth century the Benedictine Order based on the rules of St. Basil the Great, hence merited the title of “Patriarch of the Western Monks.” Died A.D. 543. St. Alexander of Pidna, Priest-Martyr, suffered and died in Thrace A.D. 272 in the reign of Aurelian, Emperor. 

15th - St. Agapius, Martyr, and with him six others. Timolaus, two Alexander’s, Romel, two Dionisii. These were put to death A.D. 290 in the reign of Diocletian, Emperor.

16th - SS. Sabinus and Papas, Martyrs, Egyptians, were thrown into the River Nile A.D. 296 in the persecution under Diocletian. St. Julian, Martyr, died A.D. 298 in the reign of Maximian, Emperor. St. Alexander, Priest-Martyr, Pope of Rome, passed away about A.D. 119 under Hadrian, Emperor. 


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.

PRESANCTIFIED LITURGIES are each Wednesday at 6:30pm and Friday at 4:30pm during the Great Fast.



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

OFFICE HOURS for Tuesday, March 12th to Friday, March 15th will be 9:00am to 1:00pm.

PRESANCTIFIED LITURGIES are each Wednesday at 6:30pm and Friday at 4:30pm during the Great Fast.

ROSE PETALS – Please bring rose petals for Holy Friday Vesper Burial Service.

MEMORIAL LILIES for the Holy Place may be brought to the church beginning Monday of Holy Week. Please place the name of the deceased you wish remembered on the bottom of the plant. 

EGG – Please be sure to bring a blue or red hardboiled egg for the Divine Liturgies on Holy Saturday and Pascha Sunday. 

EASTER EGG HUNT – There will be a huge Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday with lots of prizes!

EASTER BASKETS will be blessed after Holy Saturday Liturgy on March 30 and Pascha Liturgy on March 31.

POT LUCK – We will be having parish potluck on Holy Saturday after Liturgy. Please bring a dish to share and celebrate with your parish family.


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!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our parishioners who celebrate birthdays this week.  Logan Allen March 12; Mark Kelso March 15.  God Grant You Many Happy Blessed Years!


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!