Help me clarify something:
One thing that bothered me about protestantism is that a lot of protestants dont seem to celebrate Christmas. I mean, sure the gather with family on December 25th and open presents, but on Dec 26th, its over. Another thing is that they never seemed to have service on Christmas day. And last year (maybe it was the year before. dont remember) when Christmas fell on a Sunday, a lot of churches cancelled Church which I found quite appalling.
I was surprised to see at my parish that we arent having liturgy on December 25th in the morning. But then again, I guess we technically are. We are having our Christmas Compline this evening from 9-11, then liturgy at 11 and that will go into the morning of the 25th. Then we are having a feast afterwards.
This is my first Orthodox Christmas, but I understand that our times are a little different than some. We are actually having Compline and Liturgy a little earlier than normal this year, but everything has gone through the Bishop and has been cleared. I just wanted to see how your service times compared. (not that it REALLY matters, but im curious.) Also, does anyone have liturgy in the morning on the 25th? Like a regular morning time, not middle of the night. (9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, etc.)