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December

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Nativity Eve Dinner And Service

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Nativity Eve Dinner And Service.

The table is set for the Holy Supper Ritual. This celebration proceeds the Nativity vigil and commemorates the Old Covenant which ends with the birth of Jesus. Unleavened bread is broken and eaten with wine. Also garlic and twelve fasting food ( no meat or dairy) dishes are served.

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Nativity Eve Dinner And Service.

Each year the Christmas story is read from the gospel of Matthew. Next the Parishioners sing the Troparion and Kontakion for the Feast of the Nativity.

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Nativity Eve Dinner And Service.

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Nativity Eve Dinner And Service.

Honey is being place of the foreheads of those present with the words, let us love one another like the bee loves honey. Unleavened Bread called Oplacki is distributed to all.

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Nativity Eve Dinner And Service.

After the Holy Supper ritual, the food is blessed and served. This custom originates in Eastern Europe and is shared by both Orthodox and Roman Catholics.

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Nativity Eve Dinner And Service.

Following the meal, the Vigil of the Nativity is celebrated.

Garden Center Visit For December

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Garden Center Visit For December.

Fr. Andrew started the evening with the story of St.Nicholas.

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Garden Center Visit For December.

Brett assisted Fr. Andrew with the service.

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Garden Center Visit For December.

Fr. Andrew passed out chocolate coins to everyone.

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Garden Center Visit For December.

The residents then showed their love and thanks to Fr. Andrew with a present of candy that they shopped for.

St. Luke Parish Holds Annual Christmas Pageant

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St. Luke Parish Holds Annual Christmas Pageant.

This Sunday St. Luke Parish held its Annual Christmas Pageant. It began with A Sing-a-long led by some of the girls: "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"

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St. Luke Parish Holds Annual Christmas Pageant.

Next followed a Reading by Jonathan: "Jesus is the Reason"

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St. Luke Parish Holds Annual Christmas Pageant.

This was followed by a Sing-a-long: "We Three Kings"

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St. Luke Parish Holds Annual Christmas Pageant.

Michael read: "Christmas Trees"

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St. Luke Parish Holds Annual Christmas Pageant.

The church school sings: "Little Baby"

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St. Luke Parish Holds Annual Christmas Pageant.

A reading by James: "The Christmas Night

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St. Luke Parish Holds Annual Christmas Pageant.

A reading by Nick: "Christmas"

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St. Luke Parish Holds Annual Christmas Pageant.

Scene from the pageant.

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St. Luke Parish Holds Annual Christmas Pageant.

Jesus' Precious Little Animals

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St. Luke Parish Holds Annual Christmas Pageant.

St. Nicholas paid a visit during the pageant. Group photo with St. Nick.

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St. Luke Parish Holds Annual Christmas Pageant.

St. Nick hands out gold coins to the children. Thanks to our Church School teachers and Choir Director for a wonderful performance.

Children's Sermon For November

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Children's Sermon For December.

Fr. Andrew told a story about the birth of St. Nicholas. He then asked the children if they thought it was a legend or a true story. He explained how little we know much about the true life of St. Nicholas but we do know he was a very charitable bishop.


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