Announcements for Dec. 24, 2017

Christ is born! Glorify Him!

 December 24, 2017

Sunday Before the Nativity – Tone 4

Nun-Martyr Eugenia of Rome and her Companions (262)

Matins Gospel #7: St. John 20: 1-10

Divine Liturgy:  Hebrews 11:9-10, 17-23, 32-40; St. Matthew 1: 1-25


  • No Church School today
  • Decoration of the Temple after Coffee Hour
  • 6 p.m. Nativity Vigil – Great Compline and Matins

MONDAY – December 25 – Nativity of the Lord

  • 9:30 a.m. – Divine Liturgy of St. Basil
  • NO FASTING until January 5.


  • 6 p.m. – Vespers – No Class


  • Vespers – 5:30 p.m.

OUR ANNUAL PARISH MEETING for nomination of Parish Council members and approval of a budget will be held Sunday, January 14, after Coffee Hour.

 PARENTS AND YOUTH – Look at the websites for and and consider sending your children to an Orthodox camp this summer. Our youth have benefitted greatly from this experience. Our church will help with costs if needed. These camps fill up quickly; we need to register in January to be sure of getting a place. Speak to Fr. Paul about it.

 THEOPHANY HOUSE BLESSINGS: I will begin these January 7. The Diocesan Priests Conference will be held here starting February 12, and Lent begins the next week, so I will not be able to bless many houses this year. I’d like especially to do those I have not blessed before; if yours has not been blessed, please contact me soon to set a time. I will also bless them after Pascha if requested.  To learn more about house blessings and how to prepare for them, see this. — Fr. Paul


January 1 – Circumcision of the Lord

January 6 – Theophany – Baptism of the Lord

January 7 – Outdoor Blessing of Water – Cock of the Walk Restaurant on the Reservoir

January 14 – Annual Parish Meeting

February 2 – Meeting of the Lord

February 11 – Meatfare Sunday

February 12-16, 2018 – We host DOS Pastoral Conference

February 18 – Forgiveness Sunday – Lent Begins

March 25 – Annunciation

April 1 – Palm Sunday

April 8 – Pascha – We host Paschal Vespers

May 17 – Ascension

May 27 – Pentecost


Regular Services

Saturday 5:30 p.m. Vespers

Sunday 8:30 a.m. Matins (Orthros), 9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy

Wednesday 6:00 p.m. Vespers; feast days see

Confessions Saturday after Vespers and other times by appointment

Phone 601 924-2441 – email – Bookstore open after Liturgy

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