Nativity Schedule

posts-icon-nativityNativity Eve on Tuesday, January 6

  • 9:00 am — Royal Hours
  • 11:00 am –Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil the Great
  • 5:30 pm — Vigil of Nativity (The service is at least 2.5 hours long; you may come to all or part of the service.)

Nativity on Wednesday, January 7

  • 9:40 am — Hours
  • 10:00 am — Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
  • Festal meal following Divine Liturgy

Рождество Христово

posts-icon-nativity2Рождественский Сочельник ─ 6 января (вторник)

  • 9:00 am – Царские часы
  • 11:00 am – Божественная Литургия
  • 5:30 pm – Всенощное бдение

Рождество Христово ─ 7 января (среда)

  • 9:40 am – Часов
  • 10:00 am – Божественная Литургия

Services for the Entry of the Theotokos into the Temple

posts-icon-entry-of-the-theotokosWednesday, December 3

5:30 pm — Vigil

The Vigil about 2.5 hours long, and it is fine to come for all or part. There will be plenty of the service left even if you cannot make it until 6:30 pm or later.

Thursday, December 4

9:00 am — Divine Liturgy (Hours at 9:40) followed by Trapeza (meal)

There will be no Vigil on Saturday, December 6.

No Vespers on Wednesday, November 26

We will not have Vespers on Wednesday, November 26 due to it being the evening before Thanksgiving. Since there is also not a Vigil scheduled for this weekend, our next service will be Divine Liturgy on Sunday, November 30.

Have a joyous Thanksgiving feast with your families and loved ones!

Nativity Fast: November 28 to January 6

posts-icon-nativityThe Nativity Fast starts Friday, November 28 and goes through Tuesday, January 6.

We will break the fast on the Feast of Nativity which is Wednesday, January 7 (corresponds to December 25 on the Church calendar).

Bishop George to Visit for Our Patronal Feast (November 21-23)

Bishop George will celebrate our patronal feast day with us during the weekend of November 21-23. Picture of Bishop GeorgeWe will have a Vigil on Friday evening and a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on Saturday morning for the commemoration of St. Nektarios of Aegina. There will be a festal meal after the service on Saturday. The bishop will also be in attendance for our regular Saturday evening and Sunday services.

Friday, November 21

5:30 pm — Vigil

Saturday, November 22

9:00 am — Greeting of the Bishop
9:40 am — Hours
10:00 am  — Hierarchal Divine Liturgy followed by festal patronal meal
5:30 pm — Great Vespers

Sunday, November 23

9:20 — Greeting of the Bishop
9:40 am — Hours
10:00 am — Hierarchal Divine Liturgy (Hours begin at 9:40) followed by Trapeza (meal)

No Daily Vespers on Wednesday, October 22

Please note that there will be no Daily Vespers this Wednesday (October 22) and no Vigil this Saturday (October 25). God willing our next service will be on Sunday (October 26).

Spiritual Retreat Weekend: Orthodox Holy Mothers and Holy Women Martyrs

Picture of Fr. Demetrios CarellasFr. Demetrios Carellas will lead a spiritual retreat this Friday and Saturday (October 3 and 4). He is a Protopresbyter and Archimandrite of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese and serves as chaplain to Nativity of the Theotokos Monastery in Saxonburg, PA.

The three talks will be on the theme Orthodox Holy Mothers and Holy Women Martyrs: The Consummate Examples of Liberated Women.

Friday, October 3
  • 5:30 pm – Vespers
  • 6:30 pm – Talk #1: The Holy Mothers
Saturday, October 4
  • 10:30 am – Talk #2: The Holy Women Martyrs
  • Noon – Lunch
  • 12:45 pm – Talk #3: The Holy Women New-Martyrs

Services for the Elevation of the Cross

posts-icon-exaltation-of-the-crossVigil on Friday, September 26 at 5:30 pm  — This service is about 2.5 hours long, and you may come for all or part of the service. Even if you cannot arrive until 6:30 or 7:00, there will still be plenty of the service left.

Divine Liturgy on Saturday, September 27 at 10:00 am (Hours begin at 9:40 am) followed by Trapeza (meal).

Keep in mind that Saturday is a fast day. Wine and oil are permitted but not fish, eggs, dairy, and meat.

Children’s Instruction from the Law of God Begins September 14

posts-pic-law-of-godStarting on Sunday, September 14 after Trapeza, Fr. Aidan and Mat. Elisabeth will have a brief instructional time for children of all ages in the Nave.  The maximum time spent will be 15 minutes, and parents are also welcome to attend.

The content each week will come from one chapter of The Law of God, which is a Russian Orthodox children’s catechism. The chapters are very short (typically only one or two pages) and give a basic foundation for the beliefs of the Orthodox faith.

Dormition Services

Icon of DormitionVigil on Wednesday, August 28 at 5:30 pm  — This service is about 2.5 hours long, and you may come for all or part of the service. Even if you cannot arrive until 6:30 or 7:00, there will still be plenty of the service left.

Divine Liturgy on Thursday, August 29 at 10:00 am (Hours beginning at 9:40 pm).

We will break the fast after Divine Liturgy with meat and cheese dishes!

Annual Church Picnic on September 21

Our annual church picnic will be held this year on Sunday, September 21st following Divine Liturgy. The location is at the TVA Melton Hill Lake at one of the picnic pavilions. (more…)