10 Houses Of Worship With Holiday Services

Our guide to local worship this holiday season.

Whether you consider yourself religious or are just looking for a place to share the holidays, chances are there's somewhere for you in or around Commack. Have a favorite Church, Temple, or institution we didn't touch on? Let us know!

1. Commack Jewish Center: will be holding morning Hannukah services throughout the holiday at 6:45 a.m.

2.Church Of St. Patrick: has a more complete holiday schedule on their website, but services include confessions on Dec. 7 and masses for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on the Dec. 7 and Dec. 8. St. Patrick's also holds a special 3:30 p.m. Christmas Eve mass specifically for children, in addition to their normal holiday services.

3. Chabad of Mid-Suffolk: In addition to special Hanukkah services Saturday morning, offers a number of other holiday related Chanukah events, including Saturday's "Vodka and Latkes" and Sunday's "Chanukah Bowl."

4. Commack United Methodist Church: The United Methodist Church holds two candlelight services (one from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and another from 11 p.m. to midnight), the day before Christmas.

5. St. Paraskevi Greek Orthodox Church: The Greek Orthodox church in Greenlawn offers both Christmas Eve and Christmas services, as well as traditional Sunday services on Dec. 26.

6. Temple Beth El:  a special Hannukah celebration at 4 p.m. on Sunday.

7. St. Luke's Lutheran Church: offers candlelight communion on Christmas Eve, as well as a regular communion service at 10 am on Christmas Day.

8. The Refuge, A Christian Fellowship: holds traditional candlelight services from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. the night before Christmas.

9. The First Presbyterian Church of Northport: doesn't have Christmas Day services, but does hold special Christmas Eve family worship services at 4:30 p.m. on the Christmas Eve, as well as candlelight worship services beginning with pre-service music at 10:30 p.m.

10. Old First Presbyterian Church of Huntington: The holds midnight services starting at 11 p.m. on Christmas Eve, as well as a special 11 a.m. service on Sunday featuring The Bible and Handel's Mesiah.


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