Dear brothers and sisters
Glory to Jesus Christ!
Glory forever!

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate today!
Today's menu:
1. Upcoming Schedule
2. Wisdom from the saints
3. LANS (Looking Ahead to Next Sunday) readings and reflection
The services are back to the regular schedule and the church is open to everyone. Physical distancing of 6 feet is required at the moment. Face coverings are recommended.
We are currently in the Nativity Fast (the Advent) season.
We don't just follow a certain dietary restrictions during this season for the sake of avoiding meat and dairy products. Rather, the fasting is meant to unburden us of thinking too much about food (or maniacal shopping for the "holiday" season). We think less about food, we prepare less food, we eat a bit less, so that we would have some more time for repentance, prayer, and charity.
Therefore, use this time for deeper self-examination, repentance, and confession (schedule one with Fr Aleksey 
 Christmas). Pray a bit more at home and attend an extra service a week (see our schedule here). And remember your neighbor (here's a reminder of who our neighbor is).
Saturday, Dec. 26 - Funeral of Michael Pellock at 9:30am. - Great Vespers & confessions at 5pm
Sunday, Dec. 27 - Divine Liturgy & prayer for the New Year at 9:30am

Saturday, Jan. 2 - Great Vespers & confessions at 5pm
Sunday, Jan. 3 - Divine Liturgy at 9:30am
Truth is not a thought, not a word, not a relationship between things, not a law. Truth is a Person. It is a Being which exceeds all beings and gives life to all. If you seek truth with love and for the sake of love, she will reveal the light of His face to you inasmuch as you are able to bear it without being burned. 
- Saint Nicholas of Serbia
Looking Ahead to Next Sunday
series of reflections
The Gospel lesson
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The Epistle reading
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Saint of the day
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Yours in the Lord,
Father Aleksey
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