Services for Christmas




Today the Virgin gives birth to the Transcendent One, and the earth offers a cave to the Unapproachable One! Angels, with shepherds, glorify Him! The wise men journey with the star! Since for our sake the eternal God was born as a little child! (Kontakion of the Nativity)

After preparing for the feast for 40 days, we celebrate the Nativity According to the Flesh of Our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ on December 25.  During this season, we remember that God became man for our sake. 

We would love for you to join us for our Christmas services. 
 On the morning of Christmas Eve, we will pray festal Vespers. This is a shorter service which includes several Old Testament readings about the birth of Christ. Late on Christmas Eve, we begin the Christmas celebration with festal Orthros (9:30 PM), when we will finally sing "Christ is born!" The Divine Liturgy immediately follows (10:30 PM), so that we welcome Christmas with the Eucharist. After the services, we will enjoy a midnight potluck feast! Visitors are welcome to this beautiful service! (Young children are welcome to bring pillows.)

Services for 2016
Wednesdays @ 6 PM: Nativity Paraklesis
Fri, Dec 23 @ 9 AM:  Royal Hours for the Nativity
Sat, Dec 24 @ 9 AM: Festal Vespers for the Nativity


Sat, Dec 24 @9:30 PM: Festal Orthros
10:30 PM: Festal Divine Liturgy
(This is the primary Christmas service, 
followed by light feasting.)

There is NO SUNDAY SERVICE. 
The evening service was the Sunday Liturgy.

Because New Year's Eve falls on Saturday this year, we will have our usual Great Vespers at 6 PM followed by snacks and games and Vasilopita! Join us to celebrate the New Year!

NEW YEAR'S EVE:
Sat, Dec 31 @ 6 PM: Vespers for St. Basil
6:45-late: Snack in the New Year!

After celebrating the 12 days of Christmas, we conclude the Nativity season with the feast of Theophany. Theophany is the feast of the Baptism of Jesus Christ, and made plain the three Persons of the Holy Trinity—the Father speaking from the heavens, the Son being baptized and the Holy Spirit descending on the Son in the form of a dove. During the services for this feast, we bless the water that will be used throughout the year.

Thurs, Jan 5 @ 9 AM: Royal Hours for Theophany
5 PM: Divine Liturgy for Theophany with the Great Blessing of the Waters