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.

Schedule of Services and Confessions - April through Bright Week

      Friday, April 1 - Hours 7:15am
                                   Pre-Sanctified Liturgy 5pm         

      Saturday, April 2 - Small Vespers 3:50pm
                                       Vigil with Veneration of the Cross 4:15pm
                                       Confessions 5:45pm (Fr. Hierotheus)    

     Sunday, April 3  - Third Sunday of Lent – Sunday of the Cross
                                       Midnight Service 7:30am
                                       Hours & Liturgy  8:15am
                                       Sunday School  11am
                                       Vespers 11:50am        

   Fourth Week of Lent

     Wednesday, April 6 - Confessions 8am (Fr. Pimen)   

     Wednesday, April 6 - Feast of the Annunciation to the Mother of God
                                             Vespers 3:30pm
                                             Vigil 4:20pm    

     Thursday, April 7 - Feast of the Annunciation to the Mother of God
                                         Hours and Liturgy 8:15am

      Friday, April 8 - Hours 7:15am                          

      Saturday, April 9 - General Panahida 7:45am
                                        Confessions 8:45am (2 priests)
                                        Small Vespers 4pm
                                        Vigil 4:20pm    

      Sunday, April 10 - Fourth Sunday of Lent
                                        Midnight Service 7:30am
                                        Hours & Liturgy 8:15am
                                        Sunday School  11am
                                        Vespers 11:50am   

    Fifth Week of Lent

       Wednesday, April 13 - Matins with Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete 4:30pm

       Thursday, April 14 - Hours 7:15am
                                            Pre-Sanctified Liturgy 5pm     

       Friday, April 15 - Akathist Matins  5pm    

       Saturday, April 16 - Confessions 8:30am (Fr. Pimen)
                                           Compline 3:50pm
                                           Vigil (Vespers & Matins) 4:25pm
                                           Confessions 5:45pm (Fr. Hierotheus)    

       Sunday, April 17 - Fifth Sunday of Lent
                                          Midnight Service 7:30am
                                          Hours & Liturgy 8:15am
                                          Sunday School 11am
                                          Vespers  11:50am   

  Sixth Week of Lent

    Wednesday, April 20 - Confessions  5:15pm (Frs. Pimen ,Theodore & Hierotheus)    

    Thursday, April 21 - Confessions 8am (2 priests)

    Friday, April 22 - Services for Lazarus Saturday
                                     Vespers  4:30pm
                                     Matins 5:15pm
                                     Confessions 5:30pm (Fr. Hierotheus)

    Saturday, April 23 - Lazarus Saturday
                                         Hours & Liturgy 8:15am   
                                         Services for Palm Sunday
                                         Small Vespers 4pm
                                         Vigil 4:20pm    

     Sunday, April 24 -  Palm Sunday
                                         Hours & Liturgy  8:15am
                                         Vespers 10:50am

Great Week

    Monday, April 25 - Matins 5pm

    Tuesday, April 26 - Matins 5pm

    Wednesday, April 27 - Vespers 4:30pm
                                                Matins 5:30pm

    Thursday, April 28 - Hours 7:30am
                                          Vesperal Liturgy 1pm
                                          Matins with reading of the 12 Gospels 5pm

    Friday, April 29 - Royal Hours 7:30am
                                    Vespers 4:30pm
                                     Matins 5:30pm

    Saturday, April 30 - Confession for college students and visitors 8:30am
                                         Vesperal Liturgy 1pm
                                         Reading of the Acts of the Apostles 9pm
                                         Midnight Service with Lamentations Canon 10pm
                                         Paschal Matins, Hours and Liturgy 12am  

May 1 - PASCHA
             Vespers 1pm
             Matins 1:50pm

May 2 - Bright Monday
              Paschal Hours and Liturgy 8:15am
              Parish Breakfast 10:15am
              Sunday School 11:45am
              Parish Open House at Rectory 12:30pm
              Vespers and Matins 3:15pm

May 3 - Bright Tuesday
               Paschal Hours and Liturgy 8:15am

May 4 - Bright Wednesday
               Paschal Matins 5pm

May 5 - Bright Thursday/Feast of St George the Great Martyr
               Vespers and Matins 4:30pm

May 6 - Bright Friday/Feast of St George the Great Martyr
               Paschal Hours and Liturgy 7:30am

May 7 - Bright Saturday
               Small Vespers 4pm
               Vigil 4:20pm

May 8 - Thomas Sunday
               Hours and Liturgy 8:15am                               



Saturday, April 2 - 5:45pm (Fr. Hierotheus)

Wednesday, April 6 - 8am (Fr. Pimen)

Saturday, April 9 - 8:45am (Fr. Pimen & Fr. Hierotheus)

Saturday, April 16 – 8:30am (Fr. Pimen )

Saturday, April 16 - 5:45pm (Fr. Hierotheus)

Wednesday, April  20 - 5:15pm (Frs. Pimen, Theodore and Hierotheus)    

Thursday, April 21 - 8am (2 priests)

Friday, April 22 - 5:30pm (Fr. Hierotheus)