Feast of the Nativity and Seventh Advent Candle Lighting at St. Nicholas ROC, Bethlehem, PA. - 12/25/17

On Sunday, December 25, the seventh candle of the Advent Season was lit by Alex Hodson, with assistance from his Dad, Moses Hodson. The student verse was read by Elizabeth Hockman and the adult scriptural readings were done by Superintendent 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 years photos include scenes in the altar area, dedicated to our Altar Servers, who serve the church and the parish priests all year long.

This Christmas the Liturgy Service and Church sparkled, as we worshiped the birth of Christ, and reminded worshipers:

Christ is Born!

Glorify Him!