"Grant us your peace and love, O God, for you have given us everything!" - St. Basil the Great
There will be Divine Liturgy tomorrow (Sunday) morning at 10 o'clock am. However, please consider carefully your decision to venture out to St. Basil's. If you live in Irving, you should not have any significant trouble in getting here. Be careful on some of the side streets leading to Union Bower Rd.
If you are coming from outside of Irving, please be advised of the various problems currently being experienced by drivers in the area. Most of the highways are fine, but many of the bridges and overpasses still present hazardous driving conditions, and no matter what direction you're coming from, if you live outside of Irving, you are going to have to cross some of these more hazardous portions of the road.
In the immediate vicinity:
-Loop 12 Northbound (from I-30) is currently closed near the Singleton exit.
-The bridge on 183 over the Levy (coming from I-35 and Downtown Dallas) is passable but very dangerous.
-The 183 overpass at Loop 12 is also very dangerous.
The cold weather does not appear to be going anywhere anytime soon, so these hazardous conditions are likely to remain through the weekend. I strongly encourage those outside the Irving area not to take the risk of commuting tomorrow morning.
If you do decide to take the trek, please be very careful in the St. Basil's parking lot, which is icy in places.
The St. Nicholas Party has been rescheduled for next week (which the saint said he is perfectly fine with, as he is not scheduled to deliver goodies or punch heretics anywhere else at that time).
God bless! And stay warm!