Upcoming Holy Days and Events
Dear Parishioners & Friends:
Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him Forever!
Sunday Divine Liturgy: In June, we continue to celebrate the Divine Liturgy on Sundays at 9 a.m. at La Casa, Christ the King Passionist Retreat Center. We thank Fr. Petro Kozar for serving our community!
Feast of Ss. Peter & Paul, Friday, June 29: This feast day is a Holy Day of Obligation in our Church. As we will not be able to celebrate the Divine Liturgy at La Casa, please sanctify the day as best as you are able.
Father’s Day: On Sunday, June 17, we will celebrate the Divine Liturgy for the health and salvation of all of our living fathers and for the eternal memory and repose of our fathers who have been born into eternal life.
Happy Anniversary - On June 14th, we will celebrate Holy
Wisdom’s 16th anniversary as a parish! Thank you for your continued support!
All services are followed by refreshments. Please join us! All are welcome!
Christ Our Pascha, the Catechism of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in English
We have copies of the recently released Catechism of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in English. Copies are $26 plus $5 for mailing and handling. If you would like to purchase a copy, please go to the contact button on this site so we can send you a copy! Thank you!
Thanks for your continued support of our mission! We look forward to seeing all of you!
The Holy Shroud (Plashchanytsya) we have was given to us by Holy Resurrection Monastery, formerly of Newberry Springs California, and its Ihumen (Head), Father Nicholas Zacharaidis, via Holy Theophany Monastery in Olympia Washington. The Shroud was originally given to the monks by the Sisters of Saint Basil the Great in Uniontown Pennsylvania.
When Holy Resurrection received the Shroud it was already old and was probably one of the first Shrouds to be made that uses the English language for the inscription of the Troparion of the Noble Joseph. The Shroud appears to have been made by the Sisters in Uniontown, then sent to a parish and then again found its way back to Uniontown. When the Holy Resurrection Monastery was founded a number of years ago, the monks needed a Plashchanytsya and the Uniontown Sisters gave them the shroud.
A few years ago, the monks acquired a new shroud. When the Sisters at Holy Theophany Monastery needed a Shroud, Father Nicholas loaned them the Shroud given to them by the Sisters in Uniontown. The sisters in Olympia acquired a new Plashchanytsya, and Father Abbot asked them to send the one he had loaned them to Holy Wisdom.
Thus the Shroud that we used this Holy Week is a “hand-me-down” and it is a holy “hand-me-down” that shows its age, which also shows us the many blessings that have poured out from it. One quickly sees that it is worn and tattered in places. But, it has been venerated in a good number of churches by many people, and, although it is worn, it still is worthy of veneration. We are very fortunate to have been given this blessed article Please pray for all of the benefactors over the years who cherished OUR shroud and saw fit to give it to us for our services on Good and Great Friday. And that is the rest of the Story!
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