Services of Nativity

The NATIVITY FAST is divided into two periods. The 1st period begins Tuesday, November 15th through December 19th when the traditional fasting discipline (no meat, poultry, eggs, dairy, fish, wine and oil) is observed with katalysis for wine and oil on Tuesdays and Thursdays and for fish, wine and oil on Saturdays and Sundays. The 2nd period is December 20th through 24th when the traditional fasting discipline (no meat, poultry, eggs, dairy, fish, wine and oil) is observed with katalysis for wine and oil only on Saturday and Sunday.

SERVICES

Nov 21 – Paraklesis, 6:00 pm

Nov 28 – Paraklesis, 6:00 pm

Dec 5 – Great vespers for St. Nicholas, 6:00 p.m. Play and refreshments follow

Dec 6 – Divine Liturgy for St. Nicholas, 9:00 a.m.

Dec 12 – Paraklesis, 6:00 pm

Dec 19 – Paraklesis, 6:00 pm

Dec 23 – Royal Hours, 9:00 a.m.

-Vespers, 6:00 p.m.

Dec 24 – Orthros, 9:00 a.m.

-Paramon of Nativity 10:00 a.m.

-Orthros for Nativity, 9:15 p.m.

-Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom for the Nativity, 10:30 p.m.

Dec 25 – No service – the Nativity service served the night before