In Orthodoxy the time leading up to Christmas is not the Christmas season but rather the time of the Nativity fast (or Advent, to use the easier, one-word Western term). This is a time of joyful anticipation of the birth of the Savior on Christmas. The true Christmas season goes from Christmas Eve to Epiphany - the Twelve Days of Christmas - or for the more ambitious to the Entrance of the Lord on February 2, a full 40 days after Christmas. Is Christmas overly commercialized? Has our society lost the true meaning of the feast? The argument can easily be made, but as Orthodox Christians it is up to us to keep Christmas as we are meant to keep it - as a time of prayer, worship, good works and almsgiving, reconciliation, and joyful celebration
Fr. Gregory Christakos
Read Sts. Anargyroi's December 8th bulletin online and keep up-to-date with this week's parish news and events.
Our Local Calendar and our Archdiocese online calendar listing the major saints, feasts, and fasting periods in the Orthodox Church for this month.
Read today's prescribed Epistle and Gospel passages and learn about the saints commemorated by the Church on this day
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