Christ is Born!
Sunday after Nativity
The Reading is from Matthew 2:13-23
When the wise men departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there till I tell you; for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.” And he rose and took the child and his mother by night, and departed to Egypt, and remained there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet, “Out of Egypt have I called my son.”
Then Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, was in a furious rage, and he sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under, according to the time which he had ascertained from the wise men. Then was fulfilled what was spoken by the prophet Jeremiah: “A voice was heard in Ramah, wailing and loud lamentation, Rachel weeping for her children; she refused to be consoled, because they were no more.” But when Herod died, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, saying, “Rise, take the child and his mother, and go to the land of Israel, for those who sought the child’s life are dead.” And he rose and took the child and his mother, and went to the land of Israel. But when he heard that Archelaos reigned over Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there, and being warned in a dream he withdrew to the district of Galilee. And he went and dwelt in a city called Nazareth, that what was spoken by the prophets might be fulfilled, “He shall be called a Nazarene.”
Further Readings: The Flight into Egypt
Behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, arise and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt.
Todayâ€™s Events, Tomorrowâ€™s Announcements:
Youth and Adult Religious Education will take place in the Hellenic Hall, after Divine Liturgy We will focus on the book, The Law of God by Archpriest Seraphim Slobodskoy. Fr. Constantine will lead the group discussion.
Orthros: 9:15 am. Divine Liturgy: 10:00 am
Sunday January 6th, 2019 Divine Liturgy of the Theophany of Christ, followed by the Great (Agiasmo) Blessing of the Waters and Vasilopita Cutting.
Coffee Hour Fellowship
After Divine Liturgy, parishioners gather around the social hall for fellowship with members of the parish over coffee and some delicious food and pastries. If you would like to sponsor coffee hour by yourself or with a friend or family member, please write your name on the sheet that is mounted on the wall outside the kitchen door.
Attending to the Needs of Others:
If you or anyone you know is sick, please see or contact Fr. Constantine directly cell phone: 978-314-4992 or email: email@example.com.
and Other Services:
(Baptism, Chrismation, Confession, Communion, Holy Matrimony, and Holy Unction, 40-day Churching of the Mother and Child, Memorial Service or House Blessings) Please see or contact Fr. Constantine.
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