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"You were revealed to your flock as a rule of faith, an image of humility and a teacher of abstinence. Because of your lowliness, heaven was opened to you, because of your poverty, riches were granted you. O Holy Bishop Nicholas pray to Christ our God that our souls may be saved" (Hymn for St. Nicholas, 4th century Archbishop of Myra in Lycia [modern-day southern Turkey]). We celebrate St. Nicholas Day on December 6, just over two weeks before Christmas; this beloved man of God known thoughout the world is a fitting image of our authentic preparation for the Birth of Christ - in devotion to the true Faith in God the Holy Trinity, in acts of kindness to all people, and in a simple and humble life of prayer.
The second Sunday before Christmas is the Sunday of the Holy Forefathers of Christ (Dec. 11). The Sunday before Christmas, or Sunday of the Holy Ancestors of Christ, narrows our spiritual focus even more to see the Son of God begotten of the Father from all eternity now born of the Virgin Mary in the flesh (Dec. 18). Our efforts of preparation for the Feast of Christmas are a grace-filled participation in God's plan of salvation for every generation of men and women fulfilled in Jesus Christ our Lord.
If you are interested in the Orthodox Faith, we welcome you to come and meet with us and pick up many interesting and informative pamplets that are available for you! If you should have any questions please feel free to call me at the Church at (330) 372-3895.
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