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 https://campstthekla.org/ and https://avcamp.org/ 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
PUT THE MASS BACK IN CHRISTMASS.
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 www.holyres.net
Confessions Saturday after Vespers and other times by appointment
Phone 601 924-2441 – email email@example.com – Bookstore open after Liturgy