Christmas + Theophany  2017

Everyone is welcome - especially family, friends, neighbours and guests visiting from afar! Join us as we celebrate the feast of the Nativity. 

Schedule of Services Nativity of Christ - Christmas

Friday December 22 

Strict Fast – Строгий Піст

8 am Царські Часи - Royal Hours (Eng./Ukr.)

Saturday December 23

7pm Vespers (as usual)

 

Sunday December 24 CHRISTMAS EVE | СВЯТИЙ ВЕЧІР

(Matins will not be served this morning)

10 am Divine Liturgy

1 pm Nativity Vespers & Holy Confession

8 pm Повечеріє/Great Compline followed by...

9 pm Festal Matins with placement of Icon, Gospel, Мировання/Annointing and Коляда/Carols.

Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

Ось Діва в утробі зачне, і Сина породить, і назвеш ім’я Йому: Еммануїл.
— Isaiah 7:14

Monday December 25 NATIVITY OF CHRIST | РІЗДВО ХРИСТОВE | CHRISTMAS

9:30 am Hours

10 am Festal Divine Liturgy - Коляда / Carols and Fellowship

Tuesday Dec. 26  Собор Пресв. Богородиці - Synaxis of Mother of God

10 am Divine Liturgy

Wednesday Dec. 27 Св. Первомученика Стефана St. Stephen First martyr

10 am  Divine Liturgy

 

THEOPHANY – БОГОЯВЛEННЯ

 

Friday January 5 - THEOPHANY EVE

Strict Fast - Строгий Піст

8am Царські Часи - Royal Hours (Eng./Ukr.) 

4pm Theophany Vespers with Liturgy of St. Basil followed by 6pm Great Blessing of Water and 7pm Свята Вечеря*/Holy Supper* in the Parish Hall

8 pm Повечеріє/Great Compline followed by  9pm Festal Matins with placement of Icon, Gospel, Мировання/Anointing

Saturday January 6 - HOLY THEOPHANY | СВЯТО БОГОЯВЛEННЯ

9:30 am Hours

10am Свята Літургія/ Liturgy/ Outdoor Water Blessing (dress appropriately) followed by Коляда – Carols and Fellowship

Sunday January 7 – SundayСобор Synaxis of St. John the Baptist

10 am Свята Літургія/Divine Liturgy  followed by Коляда – Carols and Fellowship

* please email the parish office if you will be attending the Theophany Eve dinner-include your family name and number of seats needed. Please let us know before Wednesday January 3rd.

video clip Nativity 2016 here and here and here