28th Sunday After Pentecost – St. Nicholas

Slava Isusu Hristu! Glory be to Jesus Christ!

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ!

Today we honour and venerate the beloved patron of so many people, especially children – St. Nicholas. Yes, St. Nicholas loved everyone but especially those who were in need, those were neglected, vulnerable and weak. At that time (4th Century) they were children. St. Nicholas took care of them physically giving them secretly gifts, but also spiritually guiding them to love God. Today let us celebrate and praise the model of bishops, priests, and all the people, a fountain of miracles and great helper of believers. Let us sing to the St. Nicholas: Rejoice, O Protector of Myra who was revered as its leader and strongest pillar. Rejoice, O Radiant Star whose light of miracles shines throughout the world. Rejoice, O Defender of those who are oppressed; for even now, all-holy Nicholas, you still pray to God for us who celebrate your feast with faith and who honour you with zeal and joy!

Have a blessed St. Nicholas Day!

Fr. Janko!