January 20 (civil) / January 7 (church)
The memory of the just is celebrated with hymns of praise,/ but the Lord's testimony is enough for thee, O Forerunner,/ for thou wast granted to Baptize in the river Jordan, Him whom thou didst proclaim./ Then having endured great suffering for the Truth,/ thou didst rejoice to bring, even to those in Hell,/ the good tidings that God had appeared in the flesh, to take away the sins of the world,/ and to grant to us all his great mercy.
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Friday, January 18: Vigil of the Theophany at 6pm
Saturday, January19: Hours & Divine Liturgy at 9:45am with Blessing of Water
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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.