Nativity and Seventh Advent Candle Lighting • Bethlehem

Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Nativity at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church - 12/25/2016

On Sunday, December 25 at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA, the seventh candle of the Advent Season was lit by Alex Hodson, with assistance from his Dad, Moses Hodson.  Alex is the son of Carmen and Moses Hodson.  The scriptural readings were done by Coordinator of Church Sunday School, Pat Grammes.  The seventh candle Lighting is the culmination of the Advent Candle Lighting Season, i.e., Faith (God keeps His promises), hope, love, peace, repentance and Emmanuel (God with us) in Holy Communion.  The seventh candle shines the holy radiance of a Baby’s Birth, The Christ, Who brought the light of God to earth.  The congregation and choir, directed by Reader/Choir Director Nick Lezinsky, ended the ceremony by singing, “Hark!  The Herald Angels Sing”.
This Christmas the Liturgy Service and Church sparkled, as we worshiped the birth of Christ, and reminded worshipers:
 
Christ is Born!
 
Glorify Him!

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