Holy Nativity

At Holy Nativity, we feast the Incarnation of Our Lord, God become Man, and honor the Most Holy Theotokos, the God-bearer and Mother of God, and we venerate the holy prophets, apostles, evangelists, and martyrs who, for this confession, won the prize of glory.

The Days of Holy Nativity:

  1. The Nativity of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, According to the Flesh
  2. Synaxis of the Holy Theotokos
  3. Third Day of the Nativity: St. Stephen, First Martyr
  4. 20,000 Martyrs in Nicomedia (by order of Diocletian & Maximian)
  5. 14,000 Martyrs Slain by Herod (Feast of the Innocents)
  6. The Virgin Martyr Anysia of Thessaloniki
  7. The Apodosis (Leavetaking) of Nativity
  8. The Holy Circumcision of Our Lord, Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great
  9. St. Seraphim of Sarov (beginning of the Forefeast of Holy Theophany)
  10. The Prophet Malachi
  11. Synaxis of the 7o Apostles
  12. The Even of Holy Theophany (Strict Fast) – Paramony (Preparation) – The All Night Vigil

Then follows Holy Theophany, the revelation of the Holy Trinity at the Holy Baptism of Christ

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