St. Xenia Orthodox Church

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Welcome to our Parish!

One thing have I desired of the Lord, which I will require; even that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the fair beauty of the Lord, and to visit His holy temple. (Psalm 26:4)

 St. Xenia’s is a parish of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia. Church Services are primarily conducted in the English language. Parish members and communicants come from many different locations in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Southern Maine.
St. Xenia’s is a vibrant, growing parish with many families and children. This web site might give you some glimpse of our parish life, but we encourage your personal visit to our community.

Upcoming Events
Thursday, 20 November / 3 December
Ven. Gregory Decapolites
6:30 Vigil
Friday, 21 November / 4 December
9:30 Hours & Divine Liturgy
Saturday, 22 November / 5 December
App. Philemon, Archippus and comp.
3:30 Children's Choir, Adult Class
5:30 All-Night Vigil
Sunday, 23 November / 6 December
27th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 2
9:30 Hours and Divine Liturgy
Monthly Calendar >
Harvest Faire

For more than fifteen years St. Xenia Church has celebrated the Vigil of the Feast of St. John of
Kronstadt on October 31st. The celebration has built steadily and now brings many parents and
children to church to have fun and avoid the Halloween madness.
Since the Vigil fell on a Saturday this year the Sisterhood thought we could take this opportunity
to reach out to other parishes and friends and invite them to celebrate with us. A few of the
Sisters worked very hard to build this into a Harvest Faire with lawn games like “bean bag toss,”
“ring toss,” etc. and a “cupcake walk,” “eating donuts on a string” and field games like “tug of
war,” “sack races,” and various leg races.
We were blessed with a spectacular day of Fall weather! The Faire began at 1 PM and went
through the afternoon. At 4:30 we all went in for a “Chili bar” dinner before beginning the All
Night Vigil at 5:30.
There were close to a hundred people of all ages from babies to grandparents attending. Some
of people we had never seen before. The young single people ran the games and really
brought the festival alive while the parents kept track of their children and the grandparents
appreciated it all and helped where they could.
This event has always been sponsored financially by the Sisterhood but this year we had a
suggested donation of $15 a family for fun, games, and dinner and we actually came out a
couple hundred dollars ahead!
The challenge ahead, of course, is to creatively adjust for a weekday celebration. Though a year
away, ideas are already being considered.

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Pictures from our Jordanville Pilgrimage

Jordanville Pilgrimage - 10/16/15

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Vacation Church School 2015

Great pictures of the Vacation Church School from Pam Reed

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