St. Nicholas the Wonderworker

December 6, 2021 0 Comments

Today is the feast of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, archbishop of Myra in Lycia. The Byzantine Church honors Nicholas in several beautiful texts. This one taken from the sticheron from the Lamp-Lighting Psalms, teaches us: “What crowns of praise shall we confer upon the saintly Nicholas? Once present in the flesh in Myra, he is …

St Nicholas Day 2020

December 6, 2020 0 Comments

Today on the feast day of the great St Nicholas, we had a visit from him following the Divine Liturgy. We recall Nicholas the holy bishop and teacher and wonder-worker as the icon of gentleness. As one Greek Orthodox priest said of dear Nicholas in a homily today, “I think it is safe to say …

St Nicholas the Wonderworker

December 6, 2020 0 Comments

“Nicholas, holy hierarch, your flock has recognized you by the brilliance of your works. You are a model of kindness and rule of faith, a teacher of self-control. Your lowliness has raised you to the heights of fame, and your poverty has filled your hands with riches. Beg Christ, our God, to save our souls.”(Troparion) …

St Nicholas coming to the parish

December 1, 2020 0 Comments

St Nicholas coming to the parish on December 6th. For the youth, “Why gold coins and not silver?” St Nicholas’ story tells of helping the father with his daughter’s dowries and he is known for having inherited great riches so gold coins show he gave great riches away. Get your shoes ready and ask St. …

St Nicholas rises from the ashes in NYC

April 16, 2020 0 Comments

On Easter Sunday the CBS weekly news magazine, 60 Minutes, published the story of the Greek Orthodox Church of St Nicholas at Ground Zero in NYC. It is, by the way, in the same neighborhood as the former Melkite parish.