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READING THE NATIVITY ICON
Saturday, December 13, 2014
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Fr. Elias will
guide us as we pray before the Icon of the Nativity.
The day will begin with a Lenten soup
lunch at 12:30pm and conclude with Great Vespers at 5pm.
The fast of Saint Philip/Nativity fast dates to the year 1166 and a synod in
Constantinople, where our fathers inaugurated a 40-day period of fasting and
preparation before the annual celebration of Christ’s Incarnation.
HOW CAN WE KEEP THE NATIVITY FAST?
Through reading Scripture, increased prayer, repentance, confession, fasting, and witnessing and ministering to others.