Nativity Matins and Divine Liturgy
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Come celebrate the Birth of Jesus Christ at The Good Shepherd this Christmas Eve.
Matins (6:30 pm)
We commence the evening’s services with a special Matins service. Prepare to meet the Incarnate Christ!
"Your Nativity, O Christ our God,
Has shone to the world the light of wisdom.
For by it, those who worshipped the stars
Were taught by a star to adore You, The Sun of Righteousness,
And to know You, the Orient from on high.
O Lord, glory to You!"
Immediately followed by the Nativity Feast Liturgy Service.
Join us in celebrating the Nativity Feast Liturgy using the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil.
"Make glad, O you righteous!
Greatly rejoice, O heavens!
Dance for joy, O mountains; for Christ is born!
The virgin has become like the cherubic throne.
She carries at her bosom God the Word, made flesh.
Shepherds glorify the newborn child.
Wise men offer the master gifts.
Angels praise Him and sing:
O Lord, past understanding, glory to You!"
Come see, touch and taste: the Lord is good!
At the conclusion of the Nativity Service, we break our fast with a celebratory Community Feast.