Sixth Advent Candle Lighting at St. Nicholas - 12/22/19

On Sunday, December 22, the sixth candle of the Advent Season was lit by Sophia Lezinsky, with the help of her Mom, Lori.  The adult scriptural reading and verse, were read by Karen Gowarty.

The sixth candle is red to signify Holy Communion.  It reminds us that Christ, Who came to Bethlehem and Who will come again at the end of time, comes to us now in the great Sacrament of His Presence, i.e., Holy Communion.  The reason He was born in Bethlehem was that we might allow Him to come and be born in the manger of our hearts.

The entire congregation then sang the Christmas carol, “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”.