Nativity of the Virgin Mary
Midwest Diocese of the OCA
Madison, IL 62060-1456

Schedule of Services during the School Year; from the First Sunday in September to the Last Sunday in May

  • Saturday     -     Vespers  5:00 P.M.
  • Sunday       -     Choir Rehearsal  8:30 A.M.

                              -     3rd & 6th Hours  9:30 A.M.  (on Sundays where there is not Adult Church Education)

                              -     Adult Church Education       (1 Sunday each month; see Calendar for more information)

                              -     Divine Liturgy     10:00 A.M.

 

  • Eve of Feast  -  Vespers 7:00 P.M. (if Feast falls on a day other than Sunday, and not a Vesperal Liturgy)                                         

                                 -  Vesperal Liturgy 6:00 P.M. (for select Feasts; see schedule below; if planning on receiving Holy Communion please fast from noon meal)

  • Feast Day -  Divine Liturgy 10:00 A.M. (when on a day other Saturday or Sunday and not Vesperal Liturgy; see schedule below)

 

 

 

Schedule of Services for Summer; from the First Sunday in June to the Last Sunday in August

  • Saturday   -  Vespers    5:00 P.M.
  • Sunday     -  3rd & 6th Hours   9:00 A.M.

                            -   Divine Liturgy   9:30 A.M.

  • Eve of Feast - Vespers 7:00 P.M. (if Feast falls on a day other than Sunday, and not a Vesperal Liturgy) 

                                - Vesperal Liturgy 6:00 P.M. (for select Feasts; see schedule below; if planning on receiving Holy Communion please fast from noon meal)

  • Feast Day - Divine Liturgy 10:00 A.M. (when on a day other Saturday or Sunday and not Vesperal Liturgy; see schedule below)

 

 

 

List of Feasts from January 12, 2019 - January 11, 2020 including designation as Vesperal Liturgy or Typical Liturgical Cycle (Vespers on Eve of Feast with Liturgy on the morning of the Feast)

  1. Meeting of our Lord in the Temple - Saturday, February 2, 2019 - Since the Feast falls on a Saturday, Typical Liturgical Order; Friday, February 1 - 7:00 P.M. Vespers; Liturgy on Saturday, Februay 2, 2019 -  for the Feast 10:00 A.M.
  2. Beginning of Great Lent - Monday, March 11, 2019
  3. Annunciation – Monday, March 25, 2019 – TBD
  4. Palm Sunday – Sunday, April 21, 2019 – Since the Feast is always on a Sunday, Typical Liturgical Order for Saturday and Sunday
  5. Ascension – Thursday, June 6, 2019 – Vesperal Liturgy on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 for the Feast 6:00 P.M.
  6. Pentecost – Sunday, June 16, 2019 – Since this Feast is always on a Sunday, Typical Liturgical Order for Saturday and Sunday
  7. Begin the Apostles Fast - Monday, June 24, 2019
  8. Feast of Ss. Peter & Paul – Saturday, June 29, 2019 – Since the Feast falls on a Saturday, Typical Liturgical Order; Friday, June 28, 2019 - 7:00 P.M. Vespers; Liturgy on Saturday, June 29, 2019 for the Feast 9:30 A.M.
  9. Begin Dormition Fast - Thursday, August 1, 2019
  10. Transfiguration – Tuesday, August 6, 2019 – Vesperal Liturgy on Monday, August 5, 2019; 6:00 P.M.
  11. Dormition – Thursday, August 15, 2019 – TBD - We typically celebrate this Feast with our Orthodox Brothers and Sisters from Assumption Greek Parish in Town & Country, MO. More info to follow.
  12. Beheading of St. John the Baptist – Thursday, August 29, 2019 – Vespers on Wednesday, August 28, 2019; 7:00 P.M.; Liturgy on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 9:30 A.M.
  13. Nativity of the Virgin Mary – Sunday, September 8, 2019 – Since the Feast is on a Sunday, Typical Liturgical Order for Saturday and Sunday
  14. Exaltation of the Cross – Saturday, September 14, 2019 – This Feast has as an essential observance with the procession with the Cross during the Matins hymn of the Great Doxology. It is not possible to celebrate a Vesperal Liturgy for this Feast; Typical Liturgical Order; Friday, September 13, 2019; Vespers with Doxology and Procession of the Cross - 7:00 P.M.; Liturgy on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 9:30 A.M.
  15. St. John Kuchurov – Thursday, October 31, 2016 - Thursday, October 31, 2019 - Divine Liturgy 10:00 A.M.; NO VESPERS THE EVENING BEFORE
  16. Begin Nativity Fast – Friday, November 15, 2016
  17. Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple – Thursday, November 21, 2019 - Vesperal Liturgy on Wednesday, November 21, 2019 at 6:00 P.M.
  18. Thanksgiving – Thursday, November 28, 2016
  19. Nativity of Christ – Wednesday, December 25, 2019 – TBD
  20. Circumcision – Wednesday, January 1, 2020 – TBD
  21. Theophany – Monday, January 6, 2020 - Never Vesperal Liturgy for this Feast (apart from the prescribed Vesperal Liturgy to be celebrated on the Eve of the Feast); TBD
Regular Service Times
Sunday
9:30am - 3rd & 6th Hours
10:00am - Divine Liturgy
  
Saturday
5:00pm - Great Vespers
  
Eve of Feast
5:00pm - Vigil for Nativity of Christ

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7:00pm - Vespers

Sunday Evening through Friday Evening

  
Feast
10:00am - Divine Liturgy

For Feast that fall on days other than Saturday or Sunday when there is not a Vesperal Liturgy