St. Nicholas Visits the Children
sunday, December 11, 2016
Our parish celebrated the memory of our beloved Saint Nicholas, the Bishop and Wonderworker of Myra and Lycia. Fr. Gabriel gave a children's homily after the Divine Liturgy in which he read a short story about the life and works of St. Nicholas and why we get presents in our stockings on Christmas. Afterwards, despite receiving our first big snowstorm of the season, we were lucky enough to get a visit from St. Nicholas himself who passed out candies and gifts and took pictures with the kids.
Although we missed the company of some of our parishioners who were unable to make it through the treacherous weather, we had a full hall downstairs as we shared our monthly Agape Meal and heard more about the life of St. Nicholas and how we arrived at some of the modern American conceptions we now have of “Kris Kringle”. The parish also enjoyed some leftover treats from our very successful bake sale that had been held the previous day. Thanks to everyone who helped with all the food and St. Nicholas day celebrations and made it through the snow to share this wonderful time together. St. Nicholas pray to God for us!