Christmas Services


ADVENT, 2018
Wed, Dec 19 @ 6 PM: Nativity Paraklesis
Sun, Dec 22 @ 10 AM: Divine Liturgy
followed by Children's Nativity Concert

CHRISTMAS EVE
Tuesday, Dec 24 
9 AM, Royal Hours 
10 PM: Festal Orthros

11 PM: Festal Divine Liturgy
(This is the primary Christmas service, 
followed by light feasting.)


Royal Hours for Nativity is on the morning of Christmas Eve. It is characterized by special Psalms and hymns, as well as special Old Testament, Epistle and Gospel Readings, relating to the Feast of the Nativity.

Late on Christmas Eve, we begin the Christmas celebration with festal Orthros, when we will finally sing "Christ is born!" The Divine Liturgy immediately follows, 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.)

We conclude the 12 days of Christmas with the feast of Theophany on Jan. 6. Theophany is the feast of the Baptism of Jesus Christ, when we bless the water that will be used throughout the year.