Christmas

SCHEDULE: 2018 - 2019
Christmas, New Years and Epiphany Feast Day

 

December 23
Sunday Before the Nativity: Orthros and Divine Liturgy.....9:00/10:00 am
December 24
Orthros & Royal Hours of the Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ.....8:00 am
Prayers Before Holy Communion.....5:45 pm
Vesperal Liturgy: Nativity of Our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ.....6:00 pm

Please note: This is a strict Fast Day

December 25
Orthros for the Nativity
of Our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ.....9:00 am
Divine Liturgy
for the Nativity of Our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ......10:00 am

December 26
Orthros and Divine Liturgy for Synaxis of the Theotokos 8:00/9:00 am

December 31
Great Vespers for the Circumcision of the Lord
and St. Basil the Great.....6:00 pm

 

 

 

Circumcision of the Lord and Theophany

January 1
Orthros & Divine Liturgy Circumcision of the Lord and St. Basil......9:00/10:00 am

January 4
Orthros and Royal Hours of the Forefeast of Theophany.....8:00 am

January 5
Orthros and Devine Liturgy.....8:00/9:00 am
for the Theophany of Our Lord and Lesser Blessing of Waters

Please note: This is a strict Fast Day

January 6
Orthros for Theophany of Christ.....9:00 am
Divine Liturgy & The Great Blessing of Waters (no fasting).....10:00 am

January 7
Feast of St. John the Baptist Orthos and Liturgy.....8:00/9:00 am

Please note: Every Orthodox Christian should go to Holy Confession prior to the celebration of our Lord’s Nativity. Confessions can be heard before or after Great Vespers on Saturday Evenings or by appointment during the week.

Please remember that only Orthodox Christians who have properly prepared themselves by prayer, fasting and recent confession may partake of Holy Communion.

There is no fasting from December 25 until January 4 (inclusive). January 5 is a strict fast day and January 6 is always a fast free day.

Christ is Born! Glorify Him!

 

2018 Christmas Schedule