Wednesday, December 24th EVE OF THE NATIVITY OF CHRIST Morning: Matins and Great Hours,
Thursday, December 25th THE NATIVITY OF OUR LORD, Matins & Divine Liturgy 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Orthros: 9:00 AM
Divine Liturgy 10:30 AM
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St. Demetrios The Myrrh-Bearer of Thessalonica
Saint Demetrios suffered in Thessalonica during the reign of Galerius Maximian (c. 306). He belonged to one of the most distinguished families of the province of Macedonia and was widely admired not only because of his noble ancestry and grace of bearing, but also for virtue, wisdom and goodness of heart surpassing that of his elders.
The military expertise of Saint Demetrios led Galerius, as Caesar of the Eastern Empire, to appoint him commander of the Roman forces in Thessaly and Proconsul for Hellas. But for all this, Demetrios remained ever aware of the underlying realities of life. Since faith in Christ had touched his heart, all the glory of this world meant nothing to him, and there was nothing he preferred to teaching and preaching the word of God.
Monday of the 14th Week
Anastasia the Great Martyr; Chrysogonos, Theodota, Evodias, & Eutychianus, the Martyrs; The opening of the gates of the Great Church of God; Forefeast of the Nativity of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ