DIVINE LITURGY SUNDAY 10:00 AM
Seasonal and Occasional Services as posted
ST. NICHOLAS ORTHODOX CHURCH, SOUTHBRIDGE, MA
DECEMBER 10, 2023, 10 AM DIVINE LITURGY
Patronal Feast Day and Visit by Bishop Nikodhim
DECEMBER 24, 2023, 10 AM VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY FOR CHRISTMAS
with Epistle and Gospel Readings for the Sunday of the Holy Ancestors, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
This will be our only Liturgy for Christmas this year. We will resume with the regular practice of celebrating of the Christmas liturgy on the evening of December 24 next year.
SERVICES OF LENT, HOLY WEEK, & PASHKA 2023
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2023: 6 PM Presanctified Liturgy
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 2023: 6 PM Presanctified Liturgy
HOLY WEEK AND PASHKA:
SUNDAY, APRIL 9, 2023: 10 AM Palm Sunday Liturgy with the Procession of Palms
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 2023: 6 PM Unction Service
THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2023: 6 PM Reading of the 12 Gospels of the Lord’s Passion
FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2023: 6 PM The Lamentations Service
SATURDAY, APRIL 15, 2023: 9 PM Paschal Matins and Liturgy
(NEW!!!) SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 2023: ST THOMAS SUNDAY Agape Meal in the Parish Hall Following 10 Am Liturgy (Please bring a special dish to celebrate the Feast)
Sunday, January 8, 2023 at 10:00 AM we will celebrate the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord (Theophany) and the Great Blessing of Water. Please bring your own water bottles from home, if you have them. We will have bottles at church for those who don’t have them at home.
December 24, 2022 at 5:00 PM: Divine Liturgy of St Basil for the Feast of the Nativity of the Lord.
(This will be our only Liturgy for Christmas. There will be no Sunday morning Liturgy.)
Below is the version of the Great Doxology sung before every Divine Liturgy at St. Nicholas and on other important occasions.
Our choir director Emily Daly and her husband Stephen Pye made this four part harmony rendition of the Lord's Prayer we sing at St Nicholas. This lovely version of the Lord's Prayer was done over the course of this Sunday (today) afternoon. It requires Emily to sing the alto and soprano part while Stephen sings the bass and tenor parts. Then all the parts have to be put together and uploaded. Thank you Emily and Stephen for sharing this with us. Our regular liturgy will be placed online tomorrow (the process takes a few hours to complete).
Our choir director, Emily Daly, and her husband Stephen Pye, made a four part harmony recording (in video mode) of one of the settings of the Trisagion (Holy God).
As we move forward, I hope to bring you additional recordings of our liturgical music and add slide shows to them. Its especially nice to hear familiar voices singing and it would be wonderful to add parish photos and icons to the mix.
Please see our "Medidations" page and "The Orthodox Faith" page for videos of the Liturgy and sermon alond with other inspirational sources for Orthodox prayer, worship, and learning.