3 February 2021

An Orthodox Christmas at Arcare Oatlands

Our community of Arcare Oatlands joined in the festivities of Orthodox Christmas in the month of January.

Residents of the Orthodox faith joined together in the morning to watch a livestream of a Christmas Church service.

The service was held at St Marks Coptic Orthodox Church in Sydney.

In the afternoon, there was a high tea to celebrate the event.

Our Lifestyle team dressed the tables in white to represent the cloth Jesus was wrapped in.

They also placed candles on the table to represent the light of Christ.

Other residents in our Oatlands community embraced the chance to get into the festive mood again and happily popped bon bons.

Wearing their colourful hats, they read jokes to one another and enjoyed the afternoon high tea.

Lifestyle team member Jen also shared the significance and history of the Orthodox Christmas with everyone.