A parish of the St. Nicholas Ukrainian (Byzantine) Catholic Eparchy serving the greater Sacramento area.
Holy Wisdom Eastern Catholic Parish
A Parish of the St. Nicholas Ukrainian (Byzantine) Catholic Eparchy of Chicago
Holy Days and Events, 2019
Dear Parishioners & Friends:
Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him Forever!
Liturgy will be celebrated each Sunday In February at 9 a.m.
when we meet in La Casa, at
Christ the King Retreat Center. Light
refreshments follow each Divine Liturgy. 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. Or you can save the mailing and handling costs by picking up a copy after our Sunday Divine Liturgy.
Blessings to all and thank you for your continued support of our parish!
About our Holy Shroud
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.
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.
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!