Church of the Nativity

Old Rite Russian Orthodox

​An Old Rite parish of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR). We are located in Erie, PA.

Fr. Pimen's Notes- November 2013

Thank you to the Ladies Auxiliary for their re-organization and re-vitalization efforts in October.  We are looking forward to seeing more of their events and activities over the next few months.

Our Sunday School year is off to a good start!  If you haven't joined us, please consider doing so in November.  The adult class is studying various topics from the internet so every week is something different.  The middle/high school class is studying the origins of the Christian Church and the elementary school class is working on the Old Testament.  We still need groups to sign up for the weekly Sunday School breakfast.  Please take a week if you haven't already. 

Please remember that the Nativity Fast begins on Thursday, November 28.  Yes, this is one of "those" years when the Fast begins on Thanksgiving Day, but please don't use this as an excuse to disregard the start of one of the holiest times of the year.  I have cancelled Sunday School on the Sunday before Thanksgiving (Nov. 24) to give you an opportunity to have your traditional dinner before the Fast begins.   

Finally, I enjoyed this blog post on the topic of Sanctifying Work and wanted to share it with you.  This blog site (Orthodox Way of Life: Walking the Path to Theosis) is a good one.  I hope you'll take a look and let me know your thoughts.