From November 15th until Christmas day Orthodox Christians keep a fast, similar to the Advent Fast western Christians used to keep, in preparation to receive the newborn Christ. This year, on Wednesday evenings during Advent we will be doing a short prayer service after which Fr. John will tell a story, over hot cider, from the life of one of the saints from the Old Testament who appear on the Jesse Tree. This will be enjoyable for children and adults alike and help to make the Advent season more present in your daily life. Whether you are Orthodox or not you are invited to come and enjoy the non-commercial beauty of the Advent season with us.
If you would like to learn more about Christmas in the Orthodox tradition click here. If you are on Facebook and would like to listen to a well-curated collection of western Advent music click here. If you would like to join us as we prepare to receive the incarnate Christ you are always welcome and will find the service schedule here. We wish all Christians a fruitful season of repentance and a joyous feast of Christmas!