Upcoming Local and Regional Events!
+Nativity of the Lord+
Today is born of the Virgin Him Who holdeth all creation in the hollow of His hand.
He Whose essence is untouchable is wrapped in swaddling clothes as a babe.
The God Who from of old established the heavens lieth in a manger.
He Who showered the people with manna in the wilderness feedeth on milk from the breasts.
And the bridegroom of the Church calleth the Magi, and the Son of the Virgin accepteth gifts from them.
We worship Thy Nativity, O Christ.
Show us also Thy divine Theophany!
-Byzentine Hymn of the Nativity
News from Holymyrrhbearers
There is a need for some news and notes about upcoming events and schedule changes...so here goes:
SATURDAY, Dec.24- Daily Orthros (Matins) and Divine Liturgy...9:00am
ALSO-Great Vespers with Artoklasia for the Nativity of the Lord...5:30pm (Lenten sweets and refreshments should be made available following the service...this would also be a good time to have some singing of traditional carols).
SUNDAY, Dec.25- NATIVITY OF CHRIST- Festal Orthros (Matins) and Divine Liturgy...8:00am (Please note special time)
ALSO-We will have a festal meal after the Liturgy so please sign up for something for this celebration. First of all, we need to know how many will be coming, so please email me if you will be in attendance at the festal meal...thanks!
MONDAY, Dec.26-SYNAXIS OF THE THEOTOKOS- Hours/Liturgy...10:00am
TUESDAY, Dec.27-PROTOMARTYR STEPHEN- Hours/Liturgy...10:00am
SATURDAY, Dec.31-Great Vespers with Artoklasia...5:30pm
SUNDAY, JAN.1, 2017-CIRCUMCISION OF CHRIST/ST. BASIL-Matins...9am; Liturgy-10am...Lunch Follows
THURSDAY, Jan.5-Royal Hours of Theophany...9:00am
ALSO-Vesperal Liturgy for the Feast-and Great Blessing of Water...6pm
FRIDAY, Jan.6-Matins and Liturgy of Theophany...10am (Special Time)
SATURDAY, Jan.7-SYNAXIS OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST-Hours/Liturgy...9:00am
All of My Love in Christ,