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Saint Job Of Pochaiv: Julian & Gregorian Calendars

on December 17, 2017 - 5:04am
Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Christian Church at 1319 Trinity Dr. Courtesy photo
By Fr. Theophan Mackey
Saint Job of Pochaiv

First, I’d like to thank the Los Alamos Daily Post for dedicating the space for churches to post their schedules for Christmas services. It is a good thing to gather together in thanksgiving and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

You may or may not have noticed that Saint Job of Pochaiv was not included on that list last week. This was not an oversight.

Pastor Raul: Put Christ Back Into Christmas

on December 17, 2017 - 5:01am
By Pastor Raul Granillo
La Vista Church of the Nazarene
White Rock
The beginning of the good news about Jesus Christ, God's Son, happened just as it was written about in the prophecy of Isaiah: Look, I am sending my messenger before you. He will prepare your way, a voice shouting in the wilderness: "Prepare the way for the Lord; make his paths straight." (Mark 1:1-3 CEB).
By now, most of us who celebrate Christmas have already set up our trees, hung the lights, purchased the gifts (or at least placed them into our virtual carts), and made plans for the holiday season.

Los Alamos Big Band Christmas Dance Thursday Dec. 28 To Benefit IHM Youth Program

on December 15, 2017 - 8:58am
The Los Alamos Big Band during a recent performance at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Big Band

The Los Alamos Big Band is presenting a Christmas Dance, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall, 3700 Canyon Road in Los Alamos. 

The public is invited and encouraged to attend; even if you are not a dancer, please come to listen and enjoy the authentic Big Band sound. The proceeds will benefit the IHM Youth Program. Admission is $15/person, $10/student, and $5 each for children under 12 years.

Local Church Schedules For Christmas Services

on December 14, 2017 - 7:14am
Courtesy photo
Staff Report
In preparation for the holidays, a number of local churches are offering Christmas Day and Christmas Eve worship services.

Below is a list of some of the services that will be held.
2390 N. Rd. Los Alamos
7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21
The Light Shining in the Darkness Service
9 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 24
The fourth Sunday in Advent Service
4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 24
The Family Candlelight Service
7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 24
Traditional Candlelight Service
10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 25
Christmas Service
Bryce Avenue Presbyterian Church
33 Bryce Avenue,

Hanukkah Eight-day Jewish Celebration Is Underway

on December 13, 2017 - 11:07am
Hanukkah is celebrated with the lighting of the menorah, traditional foods, games and gifts. Courtesy photo
Staff Report
Hanukkah began Tuesday evening and will continue through the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 19.
The eight-day Jewish celebration known as Hanukkah or Chanukah commemorates the rededication during the second century B.C. of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, where according to legend Jews had risen up against their Greek-Syrian oppressors in the Maccabean Revolt.
Hanukkah, which means “dedication” in Hebrew, begins on the 25th of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar and

Scenes From KOC Ladies Auxiliary Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair In IHM Parish Hall

on December 11, 2017 - 10:27am

Skip King shows off one of several wreaths in his display that incorporate wine bottle corks during the Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair Saturday morning in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Mary Pat Kramer sets up her table prior to Saturday's Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair in the IHM Parish Hall. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Annie Romero, left, and Janet Trask display their wreaths at Saturday's Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Auxiliary members Nancy Kossar, left, and Melissa Weiss help out in the

Fr. Glenn: Lessons From A Coyote

on December 10, 2017 - 7:09am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Walking across our frigid parking lot last Thursday morning, as I often do I saw a coyote trotting along the edge in that characteristic coyote lope … returning from her journey to who-knows-where (likely scavenging around the high school … gnawing on tender freshmen now and again?) But this isn’t just any ol’ coyote; she’s the same one I’ve seen skulking about since early spring—easily recognized by an apparent malady reducing her fur to a minimum.