Community of mutual aid "Emaus-Oselya"


December 24, 2014

Christmas Eve

Category: mission – admin – 10:08 am

For 12 years already “Oselya” has been organizing a Christmas Eve for about 300 such as the homeless, the poor, disabled people who due to various life circumstances are not able to feel the holiday spirit and the spiritual atmosphere of the Christmas.

The Community citizens, who were lonely and rejected at one time can understand how important is to be together this day, to feel love and support.

Therefore, the aim of this event is not only to feed people for whom holiday meals and kutya are luxury, but also to create a holiday atmosphere of a family dinner and of warm of fraternal shoulder.

The organizers believe that during such a great holiday no one should feel deprived, lonely, useless.

The bus takes people from the center of the Lviv city and takes them to Vynnyky where banquet tables are set. There are12 dishes on the table traditionally.

We always have a theatrical performance before the dinner. A priest starts a Christmas Dinner with common prayer.

The festive program consists of performances, Christmas carols and mutual felicitations.Youth, parishioners of various churches, volunteers are often involved too. We look for benefactors and volunteers to organize this holiday every year.

Thus together in a Christian way we honor the holiday of God’s birth.

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