SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH

Events

December, 2020

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1, December
7:00 PM - Akathist to St. John the Baptist (These Services are Live-Streamed Only)
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4, December
7:00 PM - Moleben to the Theotokos (These Services are Live Streaming Only.)
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5, December
Great Vespers - 5:00 PM
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6, December
Divine Liturgy - 9:30 AM St. Nicholas the Wonderworker
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8, December
Akathist to St. John the Baptist - 7:00 PM
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11, December
Moleben to the Theotokos - 7:00 PM
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12, December
Great Vespers - 5:00 PM
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13, December
Divine Liturgy - 9:30 AM St. Herman of Alaska
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15, December
Akathist to St. John the Baptist - 7:00 PM
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18, December
Moleben to the Theotokos - 7:00 PM
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19, December
Great Vespers - 5:00 PM
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20, December
Divine Liturgy - 9:30 AM Sunday Before the Nativity
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22, December
Akathist to St. John the Baptist - 7:00 PM
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24, December
Nativity Vigil - 4:30 PM
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25, December
NATIVITY OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST - Divine Liturgy - 9:30 AM
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26, December
Divine Liturgy - 9:30 AM Synaxis of the Most Holy Theotokos
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27, December
Divine Liturgy - 9:30 AM Protomartyr Stephen
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29, December
Akathist to St. John the Baptist - 7:00 PM
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31, December
Great Vespers With Litiya - 5:00 PM

7:00 PM - Akathist to St. John the Baptist (These Services are Live-Streamed Only)

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 07:00 PM
I will give thanks to Thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will make all Thy wonders known. (The First Antiphon #2 from the Nativity of Our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ.)

7:00 PM - Moleben to the Theotokos (These Services are Live Streaming Only.)

Friday, December 4, 2020 - 07:00 PM
In the company of the upright, in the congregation, great are the works of the Lord! . (The First Antiphon #2 from the Nativity of Our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ.)

Great Vespers - 5:00 PM

Saturday, December 5, 2020 - 05:00 PM
Eve of St. Nicholas - "O Who Loves, Nicholas the Saintly, O Who Serves, Nicholas the Saintly, Him Will Nicholas Receive, and Give Help in Time of Need, Holy Father Nicholas."

Divine Liturgy - 9:30 AM St. Nicholas the Wonderworker

Sunday, December 6, 2020 - 09:30 AM
"O Kto Kto, Nikolaja L’ubit, O Kto Kto, Nikolaja Sluzhit, Tomu Svjatij Nikolaj, Na Vsjaki Chas Promahaj, Nikolaj, Nikolaj."

Akathist to St. John the Baptist - 7:00 PM

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - 07:00 PM
"Thy Nativity, O Christ our God, has shown to the world the light of wisdom!"   (The Third Antiphon #4 from the Nativity of Our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ.)

Moleben to the Theotokos - 7:00 PM

Friday, December 11, 2020 - 07:00 PM
"All the Universe rejoices, singing with Angelic voices. Christ the Savior comes to His people, Let the bells ring out from every steeple, Come and worship Christ the King."

Great Vespers - 5:00 PM

Saturday, December 12, 2020 - 05:00 PM
Vespers-  Eve of St. Herman - St. Herman, the wonderworker, a humble monk who was one of the first missionaries to Alaska. He brought the good news of Christ to the Aluet people and showed them how to live a Christian life. He is the first saint of America.

Divine Liturgy - 9:30 AM St. Herman of Alaska

Sunday, December 13, 2020 - 09:30 AM
"O blessed Father Herman of Alaska, north star of Christ’s Holy Church, the light of your holy life and great deeds guides those who follow the Orthodox way. Together we lift high the Holy Cross you planted firmly in America. Let all behold and glorify Jesus Christ, singing His Holy Resurrection."

Akathist to St. John the Baptist - 7:00 PM

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 07:00 PM
The Prophet Daniel and the Three Holy Youths (Shadrach, Meshach, and Aabednego) are commemorated on December 17. Daniel is one of the four great prophets. Among other things, he recorded the story of the three youths who were thrown into a fiery furnace for refusing to be unfaithful to God by worshipping an idol.

Moleben to the Theotokos - 7:00 PM

Friday, December 18, 2020 - 07:00 PM
“I behold a strange and most glorious mystery,” the Church sings with awe, “Heaven, a Cave; the Virgin the Throne of the Cherubim; the Manger a room, in which Christ, the God Whom nothing can contain is laid.” (Irmos of the 9th Ode of the Nativirty Canon).

Great Vespers - 5:00 PM

Saturday, December 19, 2020 - 05:00 PM
Every Year on the Sunday before Christmas we hear the gospel lesson of the genealogies – the list of the generations of the earthly ancestors of Jesus Christ. One of the ancestors of Jesus is Jesse. Isaiah the prophet had prophesied that a “shoot” shall come forth from the “root” of Jesse, meaning that one day, a new kind of man shall be born from one of Jesse’s Descendants. He would rule forever as the “Prince of Peace”.

Divine Liturgy - 9:30 AM Sunday Before the Nativity

Sunday, December 20, 2020 - 09:30 AM
On Christmas mornings long ago, the church bell’s joyous sound, awakened all the countryside for miles and miles around. And families came from far and near despite the wintry weather, to fill the little country church and worship there together. How wonderful it was to be among that congregation, as friends and neighbors joined their hearts in humble adoration; to feel the warmth and unity of souls in true accord, and hear the lovely story of the birth of Christ the Lord. (Eleanor Leah Woods)

Akathist to St. John the Baptist - 7:00 PM

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 - 07:00 PM
[The Nativity] is “not a festival of creation, but a festival of re-creation” of a renewal that sanctifies. (St. Gregory the Theologian)

Nativity Vigil - 4:30 PM

Thursday, December 24, 2020 - 04:30 PM
Having given birth to the divine infant without travail, the Most Holy Virgin “wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger” (Luke 2:7). In the stillness of midnight (Wisdom of Solomon 18:14-15), the proclamation of the birth of the Savior of the world was heard by three shepherds watching their flocks by night.

NATIVITY OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST - Divine Liturgy - 9:30 AM

Friday, December 25, 2020 - 09:30 AM
CHRIST IS BORN!      GLORIFY HIM! Having given birth to the divine infant without travail, the Most Holy Virgin “wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger” (Luke 2:7). In the stillness of midnight (Wisdom of Solomon 18:14-15), the proclamation of the birth of the Savior of the world was heard by three shepherds watching their flocks by night.

Divine Liturgy - 9:30 AM Synaxis of the Most Holy Theotokos

Saturday, December 26, 2020 - 09:30 AM
CHRIST IS BORN!   GLORIFY HIM!

Divine Liturgy - 9:30 AM Protomartyr Stephen

Sunday, December 27, 2020 - 09:30 AM
CHRIST IS BORN!    GLORIFY HIM!

Akathist to St. John the Baptist - 7:00 PM

Tuesday, December 29, 2020 - 07:00 PM
CHRIST IS BORN!    GLORIFY HIM!

Great Vespers With Litiya - 5:00 PM

Thursday, December 31, 2020 - 05:00 PM
Great Vespers with Litiya for the Feast of the Circumcision of Christ, Feast of St. Basil the Great, and Civil New Year, January 1, 2021.  Divine Liturgy tomorrow at   9:30 AM. 

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Great Vespers - 5:00 PM

Have your children send a Christmas greeting to someone you know who is without family, expressing the true meaning of Christmas. It may be nice to have a card made by the child.