Our Lady of Wisdom Italo-Greek Byzantine Catholic Church

                      Sunday Bulletin - MAY 5, 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 4th

4:00pm Great Vespers

5:00pm Divine Liturgy   Sunday of the Man Born Blind

Intention: Our Lady of Wisdom Parishioners 

Sunday, May 5th   Sunday of the Man Born Blind

8:30am Adult Education: Catechumenate

9:30am Festal Matins

10:30am Divine Liturgy

Intention: Shari Sanderson 

1:00pm Mystagogia: The Divine Liturgy

Monday, May 6th

6:00am    Jesus Prayer  

Tuesday, May 7th

6:00am    Jesus Prayer   

Wednesday, May 8th

6:00am    Jesus Prayer   

11:30am 6th Hour

12:00pm Helpers of St. Nicholas Homeless Ministry

5:00pm Great Vespers

6:00pm Divine Liturgy Ascension of Our Lord

Intention: Michael Spencer+

Thursday, May 9th

10:00am Festal Matins

11:00am Divine Liturgy Ascension of Our Lord

Intention: Michael Spencer+

Friday, May 10th

12:00pm 6th Hour

Saturday, May 11th

4:00pm Great Vespers

5:00pm Divine Liturgy Sunday of the Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council

Intention: Our Lady of Wisdom Parishioners

Sunday, May 12th Sunday of the Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council

8:30am Adult Education: Catechumenate

9:30am Festal Matins

10:30am Divine Liturgy  

Intention: Our Lady of Wisdom Parishioners  

1:00pm Mystagogia: The Divine Liturgy

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



4th - St. Pelagia, Martyr, Emperor Diocletian, chose her to be the wife of one of his sons. Learning that she was a Christian, the son committed suicide; she was then sentenced and died during torture A.D. 288. Venerable Mother, Pelagia, formerly a public sinner, chanced to hear a sermon by St. Nonnus, Bishop of Edessa. Stricken by remorse she did sever penance in a cave on Mt. Olivet. She died about A.D. 457. 

5th - St. Irene, Glorious Martyr, daughter of the Emperor Licinius and his wife Licinia, suffered courageously for Christ, and by many miracles thousands were converted to Christianity. She died A.D. 315 in the reign of Emperor Constantine the Great. Venerable father, Nicephorus, Hegumen. 

6th - St. and Venerable, Job, the “Patient.” He was “simple and upright, fearing God and avoiding evil.” He likely lived about 1500 B.C. 

7th - Commemoration of the appearance of the Sign of the Cross, formed by the stars in the heavens over Jerusalem, extending from Calvary to Mt. Olivet A.D. 346. St. Acacius, Martyr, testified for the Faith A.D. 299, in the reign of Emperor Maximian.

8th - St. John, the Apostle and Evangelist, the beloved of Jesus. He labored much in preaching the Gospel and was alone of the Twelve Apostles who did not forsake the Saviour in the hour of His Passion. He wrote a Gospel supplementary to the three other Gospels, three Epistles and the mysterious Book of the Apocalypse. Having lived 102 years, he died in the reign of the Emperor Trajon. Our venerable father, Arsenius the Great, tutor to the two sons of Theodosius, Emperor, declined all worldly honor, retired in the desert in Lower Egypt. He died at the age of 95 A.D. 450. 

9th - Translation of the Venerable Relics of our holy father, Nicholas, Wonderworker, from Myra to Bari (Italy) A.D. 1096, in the reign of Alexis Comnenus, Emperor. St. Isaias, Prophet. He was the First of the Greater Prophets a descendant of the royalty, Son of the prophet Amos and lived 700 B.C. Tradition tells us he was sawn in two by the order of King Manasses of Judea. St. Christopher, Martyr, a convert to Christianity, was put to death for the Faith in the reign of Decius A.D. 250. 

10th - St. Simon the Zealot, Apostle, one of the Twelve surnamed the Chanaean. Tradition has it that he was groom at the marriage of Cana of Galilee where Jesus changed water into wine. 



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!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our parishioners who celebrate birthdays this week. Richard Long, May 7. 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!

SUNDAY OF THE MAN BORN BLIND Lord Jesus Christ, you are the light of the world. Grant us eyes to see the beauty of your face, so that we may see everything clearly. We humbly ask that you help your servants to see our vocation, to respond to it and follow it all the days of our lives, so that we may bring healing to this world, 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.   


      Christ is Risen!  Indeed He is Risen!

         Christós Anésti̱!  Ali̱thó̱s Anésti̱!