Come, all who love the Feast,
Let us praise the synaxis of Forefathers:
Adam, our first parent,
Enoch, Noah, Melchizadek,
Abraham, Isaac and Jacob;
And those who came after the Law:
Moses, Aaron, Joshua,
Samuel and David,
Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Daniel,
And with them the Twelve Prophets:
Elijah, Elisha and all the rest.
Hananiah, Azariah and Mishael,
Zachariah and John the Baptist —
All those who proclaimed Christ,
Who is the Life and Resurrection of the human race!
(Vespers, Sunday of the Forefathers)
O come, thou Key of David, come,
And open wide our heavenly home;
Make safe the way that leads on high,
And close the path to misery.
O come, Thou Dayspring, come and cheer,
Our spirits by Thine advent here;
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night,
And death’s dark shadows put to flight.
Today: 8:30 am Matins; 9:30 am Divine Liturgy & Lenten Brunch
Tuesday: 6:00 pm Vespers & Confessions
Thursday: 6:00pm Vespers & Confessions; Choir
Saturday: 6:00 pm Vespers & Confessions
Sunday: 8:30 am Matins; 9:30 am Divine Liturgy & Lenten Brunch
Saturday, December 24:
4:00 pm Nativity Vespers & Litia; 11:00 pm Nativity Vigil & Divine Liturgy followed by refreshments (Note: There will be NO services at the “usual time” on Christmas Morning)
Everything we have at St. Nicholas is a gift from God to us – our Temple, the liturgies and other divine services, the wonderful music, and so many other elements that support our fellowship. Yet all this is a gift that passes through our hands. God arranged it that way because He wants to bless us in our giving as well as our receiving.