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Services of Healing are available for all those who are feeling pain and grief this holiday season.

For additions or corrections to the calendar email Karen Mackey kmackey@edola.org.

 

  • Longest Night Service (St. Martin’s, Metairie)
    Wednesday, December 11 at 6:30 pm
    St. Martin's (Metairie), 2216 Metairie Rd

    A service of hope and remembrance.

     

  • Blue Christmas Service
    Wednesday, December 18 at 6:15 pm
    Christ Church (Covington), 120 S. New Hampshire St.

    A service for anyone who is or ever has been broken hearted during the "most wonderful time of the year." A place and a space to pause, to lean into our sorrow and to be reminded that the light of Christ shines even in the darkest parts of our lives. Please join us on Wednesday, December 18th at 6:15 pm in the chapel and bring a photo or special memento of the loved one(s) you are missing this year.

     

  • Blue Christmas Service
    Wednesday, December 18 at 7:30 pm
    St. Margaret's (Baton Rouge), 12663 Perkins Rd

    For those experiencing grief, loss or hardship, the Christmas season is far from the most wonderful time of the year. Typical holiday festivities—merry carol singing, decorating, gathering with family and purchasing gifts—emphasize joy and cheer, leaving little room for pain and grief. In response, St Margaret’s will offer a special service leading up to Christmas that accommodate those for whom the season is trying and difficult on Wednesday, December 18 at 7:30 PM. This service, called Blue Christmas or Longest Night, emphasize the pain of loss felt by many at this time of year, and offer a somber, gentle space to gather. Symbolically, this service is held near the date of the winter solstice, the longest night of the year. The service will include music, readings, prayers, candle lighting and sharing of Holy Communion.

     

  • A Liturgy of Light in the Darkness
    Thursday, December 19 at 6:00 pm
    Trinity Church (New Orleans), 1329 Jackson Ave

    Holidays are not always times of joy, and this beautiful, candlelit liturgy of Holy Eucharist honors that reality. All are invited and welcome, but people who are grieving a loss of any kind are particularly invited and encouraged to participate. This service is followed by a reception in the Board Room.

     

  • Longest Night Service (St. Luke’s, Baton Rouge)
    Sunday, December 22 at 5:30 pm
    St. Luke's (Baton Rouge), 8833 Goodwood Blvd

    The annual Longest Night service coincides with the winter solstice and recognizes that the holiday season isn't necessarily merry and bright for everyone. Please join us at St. Luke's for a service of hope and healing for those who have suffered a loss of any sort. Come light a special votive candle in memory of a loved one, an unrealized dream, or any source of heartache. Open to all.

     

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