Our Lady of Wisdom Italo-Greek Byzantine Catholic Church

                      Sunday Bulletin - MAY 26, 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, May 25th

10:00am Temple Cleaning

4:00pm Festal Vespers

5:00pm Divine Liturgy Sunday of All Saints

Intention: Lisa Norris

Sunday, May 26th Sunday of All Saints

8:30am Adult Education

9:30am Resurrection Matins

10:30am Divine Liturgy

Intention: Margaret Lynott+

1:00pm Mystagogia: Divine Liturgy

Pot Luck following Liturgy

Monday, May 27th

6:00am    Jesus Prayer  

Tuesday, May 28th

6:00am  Jesus Prayer   

12:00pm 6th Hour

3:15pm  Vespers

Wednesday, May 29th

6:00am   Jesus Prayer   

11:30am 6th Hour

12:00pm Helpers of St. Nicholas Homeless Ministry

Thursday, May 30th

No service

Friday, May 31st

No Service

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

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



25th - Our venerable father, Simeon of the Wonderful Mountain, Stylite, spent 45 years on a pillar, lived to the age 85, died A.D. 574. Venerable Nicetas the Stylite, Wonderworker.

26th - St. Carpus, Apostle, one of the 70 Apostles and considered by some Greek authors as Bishop of Berea, by others as Bishop of Berylus and by some as Bishop of Crete.

27th - St. Therapontus, Priest-Martyr, died for the Faith A.D. 259, I the reign of Valerian, Emperor.

28th - Our venerable father, Nicetas, Bishop of Chalcedon, A.D. 836 – St. Helladius, Priest-Martyr. – St. Eutyches, Martyr in Miletus.

29th - St. Theodosia, venerable-Virgin Martyr of Tyre, who, on seeing some martyrs led to their execution, asked them to pray for her. She was seized, tried, tortured and cast into the sea A.D. 308, in the reign of Constantine and Galerius, Emperors. 

30th - Our venerable father, Isaac, Monk in Dalmatia A.D. 374 in the reign of Emperor Valentian.

31st - St. Hermas, Apostle, Bishop of Philippi, a disciple of St. Paul, mentioned in the Epistle to the Romans (16:14) – St. Hermas, Martyr, A.D. 141 in the reign of het Emperor Antoninus Pius.

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 Christian Religion and a Dialogue with the Jew Tryphon. He was beheaded in Rom 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.



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

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. Molly Adams May 25; Nick Kramer May 28; Elizabeth Gallagher May 28; Brandon Bankhead May 29. God Grant You Many Happy Blessed Years!

SUNDAY OF ALL SAINTS – Lord our God, you shine in the lives of your holy ones who we commemorate as one heavenly host today. Grant your Church saints on earth who lose their lives for your sake, so that they may bring others into your kingdom. We especially ask for an increase of vocations to the priesthood, diaconate, monastic and religious life, 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!