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Moleben - Synaxis of the Archangel Michael and the other Bodiless Hosts
(This year it is going to be just aMoleben. Printed English calendar may have an arror. There is not Vigil for this feast.)10:00 a.m., November 21
Friday***Please, do not park in the school parking lot on weekdays. Cars will be towed. Use street parking instead.***
On this day the Church glorifies all the bodiless or angelic hosts — all nine ranks of angels, with the Archangel Michael, their leader, at their head. Here the word "synaxis" signifies an assembly of all the angels. Read more about the feast here
.Sunday 24 after Pentecost
Vigil and Confession: 6:00 p.m.
, November 22
Liturgy: 10:00 a.m., November 23
SundayThanksgiving Moleben after Liturgy
Read Thoughts for the Day by St. Theophan the Recluse here
. Nativity Fast28 November – 6 January 2015
The Nativity fast begins on November 28, and lasts forty days. This period of fasting begins directly after the commemoration of the Holy Apostle Philip, on the November 28 according to the Church calendar, and concludes with the Nativity Feast itself. The Nativity fast is not as strict as Great Lent or the Dormition fast, and can be compared to the Apostle’s fast: fish can be eaten on every Saturday and Sunday, as well as on festal days of the Church calendar that do not fall on Wednesday or Friday. It was instituted by the Church so that we would worthily greet the feast of the Nativity of Christ after having cleansed our hearts by prayer and repentance.
Read here more about the fast, rules and how learn oneself to keep the fast HERE