St. Nicholas Day Festivities, December 19, 2010
Saint Nicholas (also called Nikolaos of Myra) was an historic 4th-century saint and Greek Bishop of Myra (Demre, in Lycia, part of modern-day Turkey). Because of the many miracles attributed to his intercession, he is also known as Nikolaos the Wonderworker. He had a reputation for secret gift-giving, such as putting coins in the shoes of those who left them out for him, and thus became the model for Santa Claus, whose modern name comes from the Dutch Sinterklaas. On Sunday, December 19, 2010, our parish celebrated this great saint with a small program put together by our Sunday School students. This video shows the children welcoming "St. Nicholas" to our parish.
Paschal Gospel Reading According to St. John the Evangelist