Our Lady of Wisdom Italo-Greek Byzantine Catholic Church

            Sunday Bulletin - MARCH 24, 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 23rd

10:00am Temple Cleaning

3:45pm Kids Lazarus Story*

4:00pm Vespers

5:00pm Divine Liturgy Palm Sunday*

Intention: Milano and Miller Families

Sunday, March 24th Palm Sunday*

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

9:30am Festal Matins

10:30am Divine Liturgy 

Intention: Long and Melancon Families

1:00pm Mystagogia

Potluck Following Liturgy

3:00pm Great Vespers: Annunciation of the Theotokos

Monday, March 25th Holy Monday

Annunciation of the Theotokos*

5:00am Matins, 3rd Hour (Matt. 1:1-14:21), 6th Hour (Matt 14:22-28:20), 9th Hour (Mark 1:1-8:34)

Divine Liturgy Intention: Jacque Purchas+

Tuesday, March 26th Holy Tuesday

5:00am Bridegroom Matins, 3rd Hour (Mark 8:34-15:20), 6th Hour (Luke 1:1-8:39), 9th Hour (Luke 8:40-14:24)

4:30pm Presanctified Liturgy

Intention: Moore and Murray Families

Wednesday, March 27th Holy Wednesday*

5:00am Bridegroom Matins, 3rd Hour (Luke 14:24-24:53), 6th Hour (John 1:1-6:47), 9th Hour (John 6:48-12:50)

4:30pm Presanctified Liturgy

Intention: Nelson and Noll Families

Thursday, March 28th Holy Thursday*

4:00pm Vespers

5:00pm Divine Liturgy (Basil)

Intention: Norris and Nunziata Families

All night vigil

Friday, March 29th Holy Friday*

4:00pm Royal Hours

6:00pm Vespers

Saturday, March 30th Holy Saturday*

10:00am Jerusalem Matins

6:00pm Festal Vespers

7:00pm Divine Liturgy

Intention: Our Lady of Wisdom Parishioners

Blessing of Baskets

Pot Luck Dinner

Sunday, March 31st Pascha

9:30am Resurrection Matins

10:30am Divine Liturgy

Intention:  Our Lady of Wisdom Parishioners

Blessing of Baskets



23rd - St. Niocon, Venerable-martyr and two hundred disciples fled the persecution in Palestine to a refuge in Sicily where they were put to death A.D. 250 under Decius, Emperor.

24th - Our venerable father, Zachary, and James, Confessor. Our holy father, Artemius, Bishop of Thessalonica, a Seuleucian by birth, he was elevated to the Bishopric by St. Paul the Apostle. St. Artemon, Martyr-presbyter of Laodicea, was burned to death A.D. 305 under Diocletian, Emperor.

25th - Annunciation of the Theotokos, made by the Archangel Gabriel. (This Feast of Blessed Virgin Mary is celebrated from the 5th century.)

26th - Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel. His chief ministry to mankind was his appearing to the Blessed Virgin Mary to tell her that she was chosen Mother of the Messias. St. Gabriel was the Angel sent to Zachary also, to announce the conception of St. John the Baptist.

27th - Our holy mother, Matrona of Seluna, Martyr, was imprisoned and cruelly tortured with fire to death.

28th - Our venerable father, Hilary, Monk, and St. Stephen, wonderworker, died during the reign of Leo the Armenian. St. Jonas and his brother, St. Barachisius of Bethasa, Martyrs, and others, suffered cruel tortures under King Sapor of Persia and died A.D. 327 in the reign of Constantine, Emperor.

29th - Our venerable father, Mark, Bishop of Arethusa, and Cyril, a Palestinian Deacon, and other Martyrs, suffered death from tortures under Julian the Apostate A.D. 362 for destruction of idol temples. 

30th - Our venerable father, John Climacus, Hegumen-Abbot, born in Palestine. At the age of 16 he declined a brilliant worldly future and retired to a Monastery on Mt. Sinai, where at the age of 75, chosen Hegumen-Abbot, he wrote the famous “Ladder of Perfection.” He died A.D. 605. Venerable John the Silent, Bishop of Colonia, in Armenia. Resigned his Bishopric and retired into the Monastery of St. Sabbas, where, concealing the face that he was a Bishop, he did menial work. Called for ordination by St. Sabas, his true state was revealed in confidence. Aged 104, he died A.D. 558

31st - Venerable father, Hypatius, Bishop of Gangra, In Paphlagonia, he attended the Ecumenical Council of Nicea A.D. 25, and defended the Faith. Returning from Nicea, heretics attacked and stoned him to death, during the reign of Constantine, the Great, 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 – 4:00pm

Friday 9:00am – 12:00pm

Saturday 3:00pm – 6:30pm

Sunday 8:30am – 2:00pm

EASTER BASKETS – Food donations are needed to fill Easter Baskets for those in need. Please place your non-perishable items in front of the St. Nicholas Icon.    

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. Amy Melancon March 25, Selina Finley March 26, Nicole Kong March 27. 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!