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, 2022

Dear Parishioners & Friends:  

Glory to Jesus Christ!  Glory to Him Forever!

Happy New Year! The Church New Year begins on September 1st


Sunday, September 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th: : The Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 11 a.m. as usual at La Casa, Christ the King Retreat Center, 6520 Van Maren Lane, Citrus Heights, CA. On Sunday, September 18th we will celebrate the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.

God With Us Online: Many on-line classes and much information is being offered by God With Us, a catechetical service provided by the eastern catholic eparchies in the United States. The tropars and kondaks of the week are offered for your listening and practicing pleasure in the Byzantine, Melkite and Ukrainian traditions. To learn about our eastern heritage and faith, do take a look at their website and register for their inspiring classes offered in Zoom. We are really fortunate to have this website and its offerings.

31st Annual Polish Festival: After a two year absence because of COVID, the festival returns on Saturday, September 10th. Live music, folk dancers (Ukrainian Dance Veselka, will perform) and good food! From noon to 6 p.m. At the Polish American Club, 327 Main Street, Roseville. For more information, go to https://sacpolishclub.com.

Please continue to pray for Ukraine!

Blessings to All! Thanks for your continued support of our mission!


About our Holy Shroud
The Plashchanytsya

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!