Our Lady of Wisdom Italo-Greek Byzantine Catholic Church

            Sunday Bulletin - APRIL 7, 2024

THOMAS SUNDAY


MYSTERY OF REPENTANCE


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.



WEEKLY SCHEDULE


Saturday, April 6th   Bright Saturday

4:00pm Great Vespers

5:00pm Divine Liturgy   Thomas Sunday

Intention: Paul Parquette+


Sunday, April 7th   Thomas Sunday

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

9:30am  Festal Matins

10:30am Divine Liturgy  

1:00pm  Mystagogia

Intention: Rosales and Sanderson Families   


Monday, April 8th

6:00am  Jesus Prayer   


Tuesday, April 9th

6:00am  Jesus Prayer   


Wednesday, April 10th

6:00am    Jesus Prayer   

11:30am 6th Hour

12:00pm Helpers of St. Nicholas Homeless Ministry


Thursday, April 11th

No service


Friday, April 12th

No service


Saturday, April 13th

4:00pm Great Vespers

5:00pm Divine Liturgy   Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearers

Intention: Fr. Robert Daigle   


Sunday, April 14th  Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearers

9:30am Festal Matins

10:30am Divine Liturgy  

Intention: Schoof and Sedor Families  

                

                                                                                                        SAINTS OF THE DAY


6th - Death of Methodius - “Apostle of the Slavs.” Our holy father, Eutyches, Archbishop of Constantinople, lived about A.D. 546, during the reign of the Emperor Justinian.


7th - Our venerable father, George, Bishop of Melete, Venerable father, Serapion, an Egyptian Monk, and later Bishop of Thumuis, too, part in the Council of Sardica A.D. 347 and strenuously opposed the Arians. Associated with SS. Athanasius and Anthony. St. Jerome mentions him.


8th - SS. Herodion, Agavus, Ruphus, Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermas and others. Bishop-Martyrs, apostles; mentioned by St. Paul Apostle (Rom 16.11-14). Venerable, Celestine, Pope of Rome, remarkable for his zeal, deposed a Bishop in Africa, repressed abuses, sent SS. Paladius and Patrick as missioners to the Scots and Irish. He condemned the Nestorian heresy. By his legates he presided over the 3rd Ecumenical Council of Ephesus A.D. 431, died A.D. 432.


9th - St. Eupschius, Martyr, a young patrician of Caesarea in Cappadocia, accused of destroying the Temple of Fortune, was cruelly tortured and beheaded A.D. 362, under Emperor Julian the Apostate. 


10th - SS. Terence, Africanus, Maximus, Pompilius and a band of 36 Martyrs, were put to death for their Faith A.D. 250 in the Decian Emperor persecution in Africa. 


11th - St. Antipas, Bishop-Martyr of Pergamus in Asia Minor and styled in the Apocalypse by St. John the Apostle as a “Faithful Witness.” Tradition says he was roasted to death on a brazen ox during the reign of Emperor Domitian A.D. 81-96. This Martyr has from God a grace to cure the pains of the teeth.


12th - Our venerable father and confessor, Basil, Bishop of Pharia, died A.D. 736.



ANNOUNCEMENTS


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



THANK YOU to all those who worked to make the church and all our Easter Services beautiful and prayerful.


CATHOLIC HOME MISSIONS APPEAL Special Collection will be taken April 27/28, 2024. This year we received information explaining this Appeal and a special envelope for donations which have been put into your mailbox. Thank you for your contribution.



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!




EDUCATION


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!