December 25, 2017
Matins Service (Gr. Orthros): Nativity of Our Lord More info ►
Monday, December 25, 2017, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
The word Orthros, in Greek, literally means 'Sunrise' or 'Dawn.' The Matins Service is therefore the sunrise worship service of the day.
Divine Liturgy: Nativity of Our Lord More info ►
Monday, December 25, 2017, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom (c. 347-407), Archbishop of Constantinople, is the most prevalent of four ancient liturgies accepted by the early Church and still in use today. The Divine Liturgy has been continuously celebrated since the time of its composition, and can be thought of as being comprised of two main parts: The Prayer of the Word, which culminates in the Epistle and Gospel readings; and the Prayer of the Faithful, which culminates in the reception of Holy Communion.