St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, A Pan-Orthodox Christian Mission Parish, Murphy, North Carolina

Schedule for the Nativity

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

We are on the very brink of the feast! The fast is almost at an end, and our joy will be complete in only a few days. Our schedule for the Nativity will be as follows:

December 24, 9:00 a.m. — Royal Hours of the Nativity. If you have never experienced the Royal Hours, you are missing a great deal. Some 1500 years old, this is not a glitzy service, but the quiet combination of Old and New Testament readings, along with the hymnography of the Church, will immerse you into the true meaning of this wonderful feast. Quiet and contemplative, it is a beautiful way to begin our celebrations.

December 24, 7:00 p.m. — Vigil of the Nativity. An openly joyous service, we gather to welcome our incarnate Lord on His incarnation.

December 25, 9:00 a.m. — Divine Liturgy for the Nativity of our Lord and God and Saviour Jesus Christ. Second only to the Liturgy for Pascha, the joy on Christmas morning is palpable and wondrous.

Everyone is welcome at any of these services. Please join us!

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