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An Orthodox Church for EVERYONE

Welcome to our Church !

Anyone looking for a church in the greater Waterbury area needs to look no further than Nativity of the Holy Virgin Mary Orthodox Church ("St. Mary’s"). We welcome everyone, as did the Lord Jesus Christ Himself. For those looking for the "Early Church" we can emphatically state that we are it.  From the standpoint of verifiable history, the Orthodox Church is the original Church, which from the day of Pentecost has been guided by the Holy Spirit, the “Spirit of Truth.” 

The basic outline of our Sunday worship (the Divine Liturgy) was described by Saint Justin Martyr as far back as the early 2nd century, and the overall structure of the Liturgy as practiced today was established by the 4th century.  Our worship, then, is based in Tradition, and yet it is not in any way “dated” or old fashioned.  Translated into English many decades ago our Sunday worship is traditional yet timeless, never-changing, yet ever new.  Our Liturgy is so rich in depth and detail that every time one attends, something new can be discovered.  If you want depth in your worship, you want the Orthodox Church.  If you are open to it, you will have a very profound experience in witnessing our worship.  You will find a place "Where Heaven and Earth Meet!"

But don’t just take our word for it.  Please explore this website, but better yet, “Come and see.”  We worship together every Saturday at 5 p.m. with a short service called Vespers (“evening prayers”), and we celebrate the Divine Liturgy every Sunday at 9 a.m.

 We welcome any person who is seeking “the fullness of the Light of Christ”.  Our greatest joy is to share our faith and our love of God with you.   Join us !

We invite everyone especially for our celebration of Holy Week and Pascha -- The Feast of the Resurrection of Christ.  The schedule of services is given below.

 

WEEKEND SERVICES

Divine Liturgy: Sundays,  9:00 a.m..

Great Vespers: Saturdays, 5:00 p.m.

WEEKDAY SERVICES

Vespers (with Canon to the North American Saints) Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.

Divine Liturgy, Thursdays, 7:30 a.m.

Feast Days Vespers: 6:30 p.m., Eve of the Feast (See Calendar for exact dates)

Divine Liturgy 9:00 a.m., Day of the Feast

Confessions: after Vespers or by appointment.

Memorial Services:  before or after Vespers by appointment.

CONTACT US
You can reach Father Walter Smith by email at fr.waltersmith@gmail.com  

His cell phone number is 617-932-9726

The rectory phone number is 203-753-4866

 

Note: Please refer to WFSB Channel 3 for weather cancelations.

 

Upcoming Services
Sunday, May 8th
St. John the Theologian
9:00 Divine Liturgy
Monthly Calendar >
SERVICES FOR HOLY WEEK AND PASCHA
 
Sunday, April 24.  Bridegroom Matins, (All Saints Orthodox Church, Hartford), 4 pm
 
Holy Week:
Monday April 25.  Bridegroom Matins, 6:30 pm
 
Tuesday April 26   Bridegroom Matins, 6:30 pm 
 
Wednesday, April 27,  Matins of Holy Thursday, 6:30 pm, followed by Unction Service.
 
Thursday, April 28,  Vesperal Divine Liturgy of Holy Thursday, 11:00 am 
 
Thursday, April 28  Matins of Holy Friday with 12 Gospel Readings,  6:30 pm
 
Friday, April 29,  Vespers of Holy Friday, 3:00 pm 
 
Friday April 29.  Matins of Holy Saturday (with Lamentations at the Tomb of Christ, 6:30 pm 
 
Saturday, April 30.  Vesperal Divine Liturgy,  (with Baptism of catechumen Thom Knox), 1:00 pm
 
Saturday, April 30.  "Midnight Service" of Great and Holy PASCHA (Nocturn, Matins and Divine Liturgy),  10:30 pm (followed by blessing of Pascha Baskets and  Agape Meal) 
 
Bright Week
Sunday, May 1.  Vespers of Pascha,  4:00 pm 
 
Monday, May 2.  Vespers of Pascha, 6:30 pm 
 
Wednesday May 4.  Vespers of Pascha, 6:30 pm
 
Friday, May 6.  Vespers of Pascha, 6:30 pm