December 15 (civil) / December 2(church)
Of old thou didst describe the Virgin Mother of God as a mountain/ from which the God of all would shine forth in the flesh for our sake./ Hence we honour thee as a Godproclaiming prophet/ and beseech thee to make us partakers of grace/ by thy intercessions, O glorious Habbakuk.
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Special Divine Liturgies
Sunday, December 15: Feast Day of St. Lucy
Sunday, December 22: Feast Day of St. Nicholas
Monday, January 6: Nativity Eve... Compline, Matins and the 12-Dish Dinner
Tuesday, January 7: Feast of the Nativity: Divine Liturgy and “Break Fast” trapeza meal
Sunday, January 12: Yolka
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Regular services on Saturday evening and Sunday morning. Please join our email list for notifications of last minute changes and special services thoughout the church liturgical year.
Vespers or Vigil (before major Feasts) with Confession: 5:30 PM
Confession: 9:30 AM
Hours and Divine Liturgy: 9:45 AM
The Bible tells us that in God's time, the day begins with evening ("The evening and the morning were the first day"), so the services of the Church begin in the evening with Vespers, a service that in some ways "closes" the day that is past and in other ways begins the new day. The next morning, the services of the Third Hour and the Sixth Hour continue the services of that day, followed immediately by the Divine Liturgy.