Parish Feast Day Schedule
The celebration of our community feast day is an event that must fill our hearts with joy, pride, and fulfillment. Multiple liturgical services will be celebrated and serve as the perfect and pure catalyst of our other holiday gatherings during this time of fellowship and joy. Please choose to be present at as many of the church services as you are able – most important at the Divine Liturgy on Christmas morning!
Although many families have beautiful traditions on Christmas morning, please choose as a family to initiate them all with the experience and gift of Jesus Christ! When you individually or as a family receive Holy Communion together on Christmas morning, your continued celebrations at home and with loved ones will be filled with the greatest joy! Pray as a family and choose to gather at the Divine Liturgy before gathering around the tree or the dining room table.
In addition to the traditional services surrounding the feast of the Nativity, we will celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Unction as we approach our parish feast day. We are all in continual need of healing, whether spiritually or bodily, as individual Christians, as families, and as a parish family. As we approach our parish feast, the Birth of our Lord, let us gather to seek this sacramental healing in the Lord’s House. Please note: Holy Unction will not be given out to be taken home by individuals. If a community member is unable to attend the service due to health complications, please communicate with the church office so that arrangements may be made for a home visit where they can be anointed with the Holy Sacrament.
Wednesday, December 21, 6:00 PM: Holy Unction Service
Friday, December 23, 10:00 AM: Royal Hours of Christmas
Saturday, December 24, 9:30 AM: Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
Saturday, December 24, 5:00 PM: Great Vespers
Sunday, December 25, 8:30 AM: Orthros (Matins)
Sunday, December 25, 9:30 AM: Hierarchical Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great
We look forward to celebrating this most precious time with you as a member or friend of the Nativity family.