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Religion Notes / News of area faith groups

Christmas Triduum services

A solemn Christmas Triduum will be held Tuesday through Thursday in the Carmelite Monastery, 75 Carmel Road.

Services each day, led by the Rev. David Bialkowski, will begin with the Rosary at 7 p.m., followed by Mass.


Christmas in music, dance

"Rejoice the Lord Is Come," a service of live music, dance and the story of Christmas, will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday in New Covenant Tabernacle, 345 McConkey Drive, Town of Tonawanda.


Catholic documentary to air

"Proving Holiness," a one-hour documentary produced by Daybreak TV Productions of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo's Office of Communications, will air at noon today on WKBW-TV, Channel 7.

Narrated by Martin Sheen, the 60-minute documentary won a Certificate for Creative Excellence from the 2008 U.S. International Film and Video Festival.

The privately funded documentary explores the Catholic canonization process through the stories of Father Nelson Baker, Archbishop Oscar Romero, Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha and St. Faustina.


Nativity scene today

El Nuevo Camino United Church of Christ will present a living nativity scene from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Pilgrim-St. Luke's United Church of Christ, Richmond Avenue and West Utica Street. There will be live animals, Spanish and English music, the telling of the Christmas story and refreshments.


Blue Christmas service

First Presbyterian Church, 100 Church St., Youngstown, will host a Blue Christmas worship service at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The service is for people who are grieving, struggling with illness, or otherwise find the holidays to be a bittersweet time of year.


Children's concert

Lincoln Memorial United Methodist Church, 641 Masten Ave., will present a community children's Christmas concert from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

The Christmas story will be revealed through the voices, drama and dance of 45 children from Durham A.M.E. Zion, Lincoln Memorial UMC, Metropolitan UMC, Primera Iglesia Metodista Unida and the community. A free-will offering will be accepted.


Orthodox Action party

Orthodox Action, a ministry of the Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, will celebrate Christmas with a party at 1:30 p.m. today for veterans who reside at Western New York Veterans Housing Coalition.

The party will be in the coalition's location at the 25 W. Utica St.

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