Thursday, December 7, 2017

December Events and Christmas Services

Blessed Nativity Season!

We had a wonderful festival and celebration of our patron St. Nicholas! Get involved in the other special events and services during this season:

GAME NIGHT is Wednesday, Dec. 13th, at 6:45 PM, following Paraklesis service. Bring your favorite game and snack, and join us!

CHILDREN’S NATIVITY PLAY follows immediately after the normal Sunday morning Divine Liturgy on Christmas Eve (NOT the festal liturgy in the evening). Please plan on being there to enjoy our kids’ (and church school teachers’) hard work and fun!

NATIVITY SERVICES are included below. Read about our Christmas services here.
Fri, Dec 22: 9:00AM - Royal Hours & Typika
Sat, Dec 23: 5:45PM - 9th Hour Prayers; 6:00 PM - Great Vespers
Sun, Dec 24: 9:00AM - Orthros; 10:00AM-Divine Lit.
               9:30PM - Festal Orthros; 10:30PM-Divine Lit. for Nativity
Mon, Dec 25: No Services.

SNACK-IN THE NEW YEAR is Dec. 31st, at 6:45 PM after Great Vespers. Bring your favorite snack, dessert, drink and/or game to welcome in 2018!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

St. Nicholas Festival!

Join us on December 2nd, from 11 am – 5 pm, for our annual St. Nicholas Festival in Jackson, TN! Learn more about the real St. Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, whose gift giving started a legend that spread around the world. 

Activities include:
Storytime with St. Nicholas
Ready to eat International Foods, including hot piroshki and baklava
Coffee and cocoa around the fire pit
Shopping in the St. Nicholas marketplace
Free children’s crafts and activities

Visitors will be able to tour a traditional Orthodox Christian church and have the opportunity to attend Vespers, our evening prayer service, at 5 PM. Start your celebration of the Christmas season with St. Nicholas. FREE Event admission: suggested donation of 1 canned good per person.

Patronal Feast:
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 5:30 PM-8:00 PM

We have the St. Nicholas Festival because we love our patron saint. But we also celebrate him liturgically on his feast day, December 6. This year we will have the Divine Liturgy on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 5:30 PM. We'll have a potluck afterward and storytime for the kids (with a visit from St. Nicholas!) as we do each year.

We're starting a little early so that we don't end too late. Don't worry if you can't arrive right at 5:30. We know many of you have work and school activities during the week. Please come when you're able and celebrate our patronal feast with us!