Advent Paraklesis

parakleisHaving trouble catching the Christmas spirit? It can be tough to pause long enough to contemplate the coming of the Savior when we can’t keep our to-do lists under a page! Do yourself a favor and come to church on the Wednesday nights leading up to Christmas to be immersed in the beauty of the Church’s preparation for His coming. The Paraklesis is a service of supplication for the welfare of the living. It is addressed to the Most Holy Theotokos, or a Saint, whose intercessions are sought through the chanting of a supplicatory canon and other hymns. The most popular Paraklesis Service is that in which the supplicatory canon and other hymns are addressed to the Most Holy Theotokos.

During the Nativity fast, we have the opportunity to pray the Advent Paraklesis service to the Theotokos. Join us each Wednesday at 6:00 pm from November 29 РDecember 20.