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Decorated for Christmas

St. Elia the Prophet Orthodox Church in Akron, Ohio, decorated in preparation to celebrate the Nativity of Christ.

We invite you to worship with us as we prepare to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Dec. 25. Below is a list of upcoming services at our church. Click here for directions. Wednesday, Dec. 19, 6 p.m.: Vespers of the Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Hieromartyr Ignatius of Antioch Thursday, Dec. 20, 6 p.m.: Vespers of the Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Virgin Martyr Juliana of Nicodemia Friday, Dec. 21, 6 p.m.: Vespers of the Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Great Martyr Anastasia Saturday, Dec. 22, 5 p.m.: Great Vespers and Confessions Sunday, Dec. 23:
  • 9:45 a.m.: Hours, read by Bud Graham
  • 10 a.m.: Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
  • Epistle Reader: Bud Graham
  • EPISTLE: Hebrews 11:9-10, 17-23, 32-40; GOSPEL: Matthew 1:1-25
  • Lighting of the 6th candle on the Advent Wreath
  • 5 p.m.: Royal Hours of Christmas
Monday, Dec. 24, 9 p.m.: Vigil of the Nativity, followed by Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom Tuesday, Dec. 25, 11 a.m.: Vespers of the Synaxis of the Most-Holy Theotokos