Christmas service in the the church of St. Sergius of Radonezh

Christmas service in the the church of St. Sergius of Radonezh

On Christmas night from the 6th to the 7th of January in the church of St. Sergius of Radonezh an Christmas ceremony was held. With the parishioners help,  the church was decorated with flowers on the eve of the celebration.  A canopy made of pine branches was placed  In the center of the church over the analogion where the icon lay.
On Monday the 6th of January at 23:00 o’clock the Christmas Мatins began, and further it was followed by Divine liturgy. During the service the pastoral messages  of His Beatitude Patriarch of Alexandria and all Africa Theodoros II and his Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill were announced. After the service all who attended the service were invited to partake in a celebratory first meal after the fast.