Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Wilkes-Barre, PA had a safe, socially distanced Yolka, including Scripture readings, Poems, and Nativity story held in the church nave, directed by Paula Holoviak.
St Nicholas (Peter Holoviak) joined in and talked to the children about a powerful sermon Fr Innocent gave weeks before, on being happy compared to having the Joy of life. St Nicholas added “it's ok to receive a gift and be happy, but what you children did for the Homeless this year, in giving them items needed to get through the winter, is True Joy. “
He added telling them, always remember:
J is for Jesus First
O is for Others Second
Y is for Yourself Last