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December 24, 2019 What is a Typika?

(Revised Nov. 1, 2021)

Typika (typika is the plural of typikon but it is frequently referred to as typika) service is an abbreviated Vespers with presanctified gifts. Attendance at a Typika service fulfills your Sunday obligation. Holy communion is distributed as part of this service.

Fr. Deacon Fred Abboud will celebrate Typika in the event that Father Daniel Lenz is unavailable for a Divine Liturgy.


We celebrated Typika on a weekly basis starting in October 2016 to August 2017 when Fr. Deacon George Butterfield was living in Omaha. Following his move to Oklahoma, weekly Typika were stopped and replaced with monthly Divine Liturgies in Omaha/Ralston and Lincoln. 

We resumed Typika on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2019 at St. Gerald Chapel in Ralston.  Whenever possible, we alternate Divine Liturgy and Typika. Our liturgical schedule is  announced through our omahalincolnbyzantine mailing list and the Liturgy Schedule on this web site. 

We currently do not have any liturgies scheduled for St. George in Lincoln. This is due to interested people moving out of Lincoln. We plan to test streaming of liturgies that are celebrated at St. Gerald Chapel in Ralston. If this succeeds we will announce regular streaming of liturgies at a later date.

Feel free to contact me if you want to be added to the omahalincolnbyzantine mailing list.

Bill Mihalo


Glory to Jesus Christ!


Thank you for visiting the Omaha Byzantine Catholic Community. We hope that our site highlights the beauty of the Catholic Faith - particularly the Eastern lung of the Church. Please feel free to read more about our community on this site, or come experience the Divine Liturgy. We would love to greet you and share with you our love for Jesus Christ and His mystical body, the Church. Please contact us if you would like to know more, or get involved.

Our Divine Liturgies and Typikas are scheduled for Saturdays at 4 PM at St. Gerald Chapel, 7857 Lakeview St, Ralston, NE 68127. These services fulfill your Sunday obligation whether you are Byzantine or Roman Catholic.


All Souls liturgies are for deceased relatives and friends. The list of the deceased will be sung at every All Souls liturgy.   

Send names of deceased relatives and friends to and they will be included in our All Souls liturgy.


The Panachida is a memorial service for the dead, which is celebrated fairly frequently in the Byzantine Catholic Church. Like all our services for the departed, it provides an opportunity to pray for the soul of the one who has died, asking God to grant them rest and forgiveness of all their sins, and also serves to comfort and console those left behind. The name comes from the Greek pannychis, meaning an all-night vigil (from the Metropolitan Cantor Institute

All of our liturgies are sung in English.

We hope that you can join us!

Liturgical Schedule February through May, 2023. All of our liturgies start at 4 PM on Saturday.

Schedule for June-Sept. 2023


Date                Type of Liturgy

6/3                  Divine Liturgy

6/10                Typika

6/17                 No liturgy scheduled

6/24                Typika

7/1                  Divine Liturgy (Saints Peter and Paul, holy day, June 29).

7/8                  Typika

7/15                Typika

7/22                Divine Liturgy (St. Elijah–Blessing of Cars, holy day, July 20).

7/29               Typika

8/5                 Divine Liturgy (Transfiguration holy day, August 6–Blessing of Fruits)

8/12              Typika

8/19              Divine Liturgy (Dormition of the Theotokos holy day, August 15–Blessing of Flowers).

8/26              Typika

9/2                No Liturgy Scheduled

9/9                Divine Liturgy (Nativity of Theotokos holy day Sept 8)

9/16              Divine Liturgy  (Exultation of the Holy Cross holy day, Sept. 14)

9/23              Typika

9/30              Divine Liturgy




  1. June 29 and August 15 are holy days of obligation. The other holy days do not require attendance at Divine Liturgy or Mass. We do not have any liturgies scheduled on holy days. 

  2. We do not have any liturgies scheduled on June 17 and Sept. 2.



We hope that you can join us!

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