December 6th – The Feast of St. Nicholas

Almighty God, who in your love gave to your servant Nicholas of Myra a perpetual name for deeds of kindness on land and sea: Grant, we pray, that your Church may never cease to work for the happiness of children, the safety of sailors, the relief of the poor, and the help of those tossed by tempests of doubt or grief; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. (carriedonthewind.blogspot.com)

A great site with links about Nicholas.

Icon of St. Nicholas

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One Response to December 6th – The Feast of St. Nicholas

  1. rgeaton says:

    Tonight we celebrated with children once again the Feast of St. Nicholas. We gathered in the church, went through the process of vesting, naming each of the articles from alb to cope, and then after identifying the ones that the good Bishop would have worn, shared a couple of his stories of miracles, passed out a color picture of the saint saving sailors at sea, prayed the Collect, sang “Kids of the Kingdom”, introduced Mary, Joseph and the Donkey for their travels through the nave during Advent, said the Lord’s Prayer, and then hearing the jingling of bells outside, ran out just in time to see the bishop dressed in boots, mitre, cope, and with crozier, disappear around the corner of the Parish Hall, not to be seen again. We did note that the waffle and apple quarters left out for the bishop and his horse had been partially eaten, and that the shoe we each left outside the door of the church now was filled with gold covered chocolate coins, tangerines, and other goodies. Then we went into the parish hall to eat all our goodies and drink warm apple cider, and fondly remember our night-time encounter with the good Saint Nicolaus.

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