Dec. 23 Sunday Before Nativity
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.