Welcome! We are a parish of the Diocese of the South of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA), under his grace Nikon, Bishop of Boston, New England, and the Albanian Archdiocese, Locum Tenens of the Diocese of the South. We are the first OCA parish in Kentucky. We are located in the heart of the bluegrass region just outside Lexington.

2014 Nativity Fast

2014 Nativity Schedule                         Bulletin December 14, 2014

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November 15 – December 24: Nativity Fast

This fasting season is not so much of penitence, but of quiet expectation and preparation for the coming of the Son of god in the flesh.  The Nativity Fast (also called Christmas Lent, St. Philip’s Fast, or even, more colloquially, the Advent Fast) inevitably bumps up against some of the excesses of secular Christmas celebrations and calls us to pull back from too much food, to offer our alms and efforts to others, to still our hearts, and to focus on the “One thing needful.”  In short, we are to discover the Incarnate Christ in this season so that we can proclaim with the angels, shepherds, and Magi, “Christ is Born! Glorify Him!”

 

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Readings and Saints for Friday, December 19th, 2014

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  • Matins Friday at 7am followed by Confessions at 8am.
  • If you haven't yet made Confession during the Fasting Season, please make plans to do so before Christmas Eve. Contact the priest for an appointment or come for one of several remaining open times for Confession:
    Fri. morning after 7am Matins (8am)
    Sat. evening after 6:30pm Vigil (8:15pm)
    Tues. evening after 8pm Small Compline (8:30pm)
  • Memory Eternal to Khouria Chinnu, wife of our friend Fr. George (Gevarghese), the second priest at St. Michael's in Louisville who has visited our parish several times over the years. If any our people are interested in attending the wake or funeral services, below you will find the relevant information.


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    Memory Eternal Kh Chinnu Geevarghese! Our dear sister in Christ, Chinnu, the beloved wife of Fr George, fell asleep in the Lord yesterday. Visitation will be at St Michael Church on Friday (12/19) from 10am until 6pm followed by an Indian (Malayalam) Orthodox service at 6pm. Visitation will continue in the Morning (Saturday) from 8am until 10am. The funeral service will be at 10am followed by the burial and a mercy meal in the Parish Hall. With the saints give rest, O Christ, to the soul of Thy servant Chinnu where there is neither sickness nor sorrow nor sighing, but life everlasting.
  • Vespers tonight at 6:30pm. Final installment in 6-part church history series afterwards. Small Compline followed by Confessions at 8:20pm.
  • Parish council meeting wrapping up tonight. Special thanks to Brittany Smith who helped the council reflect on Fellowship Hour. And she brought baby Ellie (who was miraculously perfect) to the meeting.