As we approach the Nativity of our Lord, it is appropriate to realize that many in our modern society have turned this Feast of the Church into a reason to consume material goods, watch movies and ignore the spiritual realities of the incarnation (even, as a priest friend of mine reminded me recently, closing churches on Sunday when services recently conflicted with traditional family holiday plans!). The appropriate place for Christians to be during this feast, is gathered in community, worshiping the Holy Lord Jesus as the Shepherds and Wise Men did thousands of years ago.
- Vigil (services of Compline and Matins) at 6:30 on Friday Evening, December 24
- Divine Liturgy for Nativity at 9:30am on Saturday Morning, December 25
- No Great Vespers on Saturday Evening, December 25
- Divine Liturgy for the Afterfeast of Nativity (also Joseph, James and King David) at 9:30am on Sunday Morning, December 26
- Great Vespers for St. Basil the Great: Friday, December 31 6:30pm
- Divine Liturgy for St. Basil the Great: Saturday, January 1 9:30am
- Again, No Great Vespers on Saturday Evening, January 1, 2011