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Orthodox Christian Church
UOC of the USA-Ecumenical Patriarchate
3820 Moores Lake Road Dover FL 33527
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Dec. 23  Sunday Before Nativity

Confessions 9:15am-9:50am

Divine Liturgy 10am


Services of the Nativity

Monday, December 24

5:30pm Office of Confession

6pm-7:30pm:  Christmas Candlelight Vigil of the Nativity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Matins and Liturgy with exposition of reliquary with piece of the cave of the Nativity in Bethlehem, procession.  To partake of communion eat no meat, eggs, dairy, sweets, nor alcohol during the day and cease eating altogether from about 3:30pm (unless there is some serious medical need to eat, and then eat only strict fasting foods).  Younger children do not do the strict fast from 3:30pm but should still not have sweets, as they need to be encouraged to some self-restraint.     

Tuesday December 25 

12 noon  Akathyst of the Nativity (about a half hour). 


Sunday December 30  6th Day of Christmas, The approach of the New Year

10am Divine Liturgy, with prayers for the upcoming New Year (special written petitions)

Sunday January 6     Theophany:  The Holy Epiphany of our Lord, Manifestation of the Trinity at the Jordan, Great Blessing of Waters

10am Divine Liturgy of the Holy Theophany and Great Blessing of the Waters   

Followed by a Bonfire and Festal Meal on this, the Great "Feast of Lights"

*You may bring bottle to take water home or we have some holy water bottles for sale. 



Divine Liturgy on Regular Sundays:  10am, with fellowship and education following (fellowship following, with Christian education following usually starting around 11:30am).  Liturgy usually lasts about 1.5 hours (may be longer all depending how many people are there and how many take communion).  

Confessions:  Prior to 9:35am, or by appointment during the week.   It is best to let the priest know you are coming ahead of time.  Those who let the priest know in advance they are coming for confession will be taken before the others if they show up in a timely manner.   

See bulletin for weekly schedule 


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