After preparing for the feast for 40 days, we celebrate the Nativity of Our Lord 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!
Friday, Dec 22
9 AM: Royal Hours for the Nativity
(Served on the Eve of Nativity,
unless the feast falls on a Saturday or Sunday, when it is moved to the Friday before)
Sunday, Dec 24
10 PM: Festal Orthros, 11 PM: Festal Divine Liturgy
(This is the primary Christmas service,
followed by light feasting.)
December 25 No services
Royal Hours for Theophany
Divine Liturgy for Theophany with the Great Blessing of the Waters
ABOUT THE SERVICES:
Royal Hours for Nativity 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 sleep.)
We conclude the 12 days of Christmas with the feast of Theophany. Theophany is the feast of the Baptism of Jesus Christ, when we bless the water that will be used throughout the year.