The Second Sunday of Advent will be marked by the annual visit of St. Nicholas. One of the church’s most celebrated saints, not simply of children, but by sailors and pawn-brokers as well, St. Nicholas, the bishop of Myra in modern day Turkey, was an early priest in the Christian Church who he died around 342 AD. Legends that surround Nicholas tell of his love for God and neighbor, especially the poor. He became known as the symbol of anonymous gift giving.
St. Nicholas Day is traditionally celebrated on December 6th. Polish your shoes, or you may only receive coal this year.
We will celebrate with special music by cellist Jim Lach.