St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church
A Parish of the Orthodox Church in America
2300 W. Huntington Drive, Wilmington, Delaware 19808 • (302) 995-6775
Nativity Fast - November 15th - December 24th

This is just a reminder that the Nativity fast continues until December 25th. The celebration of the feast of the Nativity of Christ in the Orthodox Church is patterned after the celebration of the feast of the Lord’s Resurrection. A fast of forty days precedes the feast, with special preparatory days announcing the approaching birth of the Savior. Thus, on Saint Andrew’s Day (November 30) and Saint Nicholas Day (December 6) songs are sung to announce the coming birthday of the Lord: ‘Adorn yourself, O Cavern. Make ready, O Manger. O Shepherds and wisemen, bring your gifts and bear witness. For the Virgin is coming bearing Christ in her womb’ (Vesperal Hymn of Saint Nicholas Day).

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Announcements


Christmas / Epiphany Choir Rehearsals

Sat, Nov 17th at 3:30 p.m.
Sat, Dec 1st at 3:30 p.m.
Sat, Dec 15th at 3:30 p.m.



Eve of the Nativity

Monday, December 24th

Royal Hours

at 9:00 a.m.

Parish Holy Supper

at 5:00 p.m.

Eve of the Nativity Vigil

at 7:00 p.m.



Nativity

Tuesday, December 25th

Nativity Divine Liturgy

at 9:00 a.m.



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