Announcements for December 20-26, 2009

Sixth Sunday of the Nativity Fast
Sunday of the Genealogy of Christ

O come, Desire of nations, bind,
In one the hearts of all mankind;
Bid Thou our sad divisions cease,
And be Thyself our King of peace.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel!

Ancestors Kontakion, Tone 1 — Rejoice, O Bethlehem, prepare yourself, O Ephratha! The lamb is on her way to give birth to the chief Shepherd she carries in her womb. The God-bearing Forefathers will rejoice, beholding Him, and with the shepherds, they will glorify the Virgin who nutures Him.

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Today: Matins, Liturgy, Brunch, Classes

Tuesday: 6:00 pm Vespers, Confessions & Quietude

Wednesday: 7:00 pm Compline

Thursday (Christmas Eve) 4:00 pm Vesperal Divine Liturgy; 11:30 pm Nativity Vigil

Friday (Christmas) 12:00 am (midnight) Festal Divine Liturgy

Saturday: 6:00 pm Vespers

Sunday: 8:30 am Matins; 9:30 am Liturgy, Pot-Luck Brunch