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The Season of Advent

Posted on April 23, 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR! That might seem a strange greeting this time of year, but for the Church, December 1st, The First Sunday in Advent, is New Year’s Day. It begins what we refer to as the “Liturgical” year and follows the twelve month cycle of our Ordo Kalendar. As for the Advent season itself, it is one of the shortest, lasting only four weeks. It is easily recognized by the purple or “violet” color of the vestments worn by the priest and symbols such as the Advent wreath that counts down the weeks leading to the Feast of the Nativity. During Advent we prepare ourselves through prayer, ...

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Christmas at St. Stephen's

Posted on December 02, 2019

Tuesday, Dec.24, 7:30 pm Christmas Carols Tuesday, Dec.24, 8 pm Christmas Eve Solemn High Mass Wednesday, Dec.25, 10 amChristmas Day Low Mass Thursday, Dec.26, 6 pm St. Stephen's Day Mass            

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Women's Meet & Greet

Posted on July 27, 2019

The next Women's Meet & Greet will be Saturday, December 14th at 10:00 am and will be hosted by Kenny Garbee at her home at 265 Dearing Street, Athens.  This is a wonderful opportunity for all women of the church to enjoy coffee/tea, sweets/treats and good conversation.  There is no set agenda ... just time for fellowship, especially before the holidays!      

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