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2022 Christmas Liturgies

We Welcome You to Our Celebration of the Nativity of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and on January 6 – We Celebrate the Great Feast of Theophany 

See all Liturgical Schedules Below

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“I see a strange and marvelous mystery; heaven is a cave; the cherubic throne, a virgin; the manger has become the place in which Christ the incomprehensible God lies down. Let us praise Him and adore Him.”

Saturday, December 24    
St. Michael, Pittston
8:00 pm Christmas Eve Great Compline ¹ and Traditional Carols
9:00 pm Christmas Eve Vigil – Divine Liturgy

Sunday, December 25 
St. Nicholas, Swoyersville only
10:30 am Divine Liturgy




Day after Christmas
Monday, December 26     Synaxis of the Theotokos
St. Michael, Pittston
8:30 am Divine Liturgy

St. Nicholas, Swoyersville Synaxis of the Theotokos
11:00 am  Divine Liturgy

SPECIAL EVENT  Monday December 26   “Concert of Gratitude”


Featuring Traditional Music and Songs of the Season
Choir of Ss. Cyril & Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Olyphant
Songs of Hanukkah & Jewish Traditional Music performed by
Friends in our Jewish Community

Monday, December 26
6:00 pm
St. Michael’s, Pittston


Tuesday, December 27
The Holy Apostle and First Martyr Stephen


May all of our parish families and friends have a
blessed, happy and healthy New Year !

Saturday, December 31, 2022
St. Michael, Pittston
5:00pm Divine Liturgy

Feast of Circumcision of Our Lord / Feast of St. Basil the Great Archbishop

Sunday, January 1, 2023
St. Michael, Pittston
8:30 am Divine Liturgy

Sunday, January 1, 2023
St. Nicholas, Swoyersville
11:00 am Divine Liturgy

Great Feast ofTheophany of Our Lord is January 6, 2023

Christ is Baptized !   In the Jordan !  

Thursday January 5, 2023
St. Nicholas, Swoyersville
6:00 pm    
Divine Liturgy & Sanctification of Jordan Water

Friday January 6, 2023
St. Michael, Pittston
9:00 am    
Divine Liturgy & Sanctification of Jordan Water



Anointing with Blessed Oil & Distribution of Blessed Bread Mirovanje (Festal anointing) follows all Christmas Liturgies.   
Let us Proclaim with Joy !     Christ is Born!   Glorify Him!  Christos Razdajestsja!  Slavite Jeho!  

¹For more information and an explanation of the Great Compline and other Christmas services in the Byzantine Catholic Church, 
Visit here:   Christmas, The Feast of the Nativity  (website link to The Metropolitan Cantor Institute)


Note:  All Liturgies are also available online live streaming.  Access directly from the Welcome Page on this site.

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