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December 6, 2018 Annual St. Nicholas Candlelight Prayer Service
December 6, 2018 @ 5:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday, December 6, 2018 (Feast Day of St. Nicholas)
Annual Candlelight Prayer Service
St. Nicholas Church Historic Site, (site of former St. Nicholas Church, N.S.)
Tuesday, December 6, the feast day of St. Nicholas, Preserve Croatian Heritage Foundation will be holding its annual Candlelight Prayer Service at 5:30 p.m. at the St. Nicholas Church Historic Site (site of former St. Nicholas Church, N.S.). Votive candles will be lit surrounding the seating area where the octagonal, brass ring is located — the exact spot where the Saint Nicholas Church, N.S. sanctuary once stood.
A few, short, biblical readings will be read out loud, the Joyful Mystery of the Rosary will be recited, and the service will conclude with the singing of a couple Christmas carols accompanied by guitar in Croatian and English.
St. Nicholas will be represented in costume to participate in the service and to wave to passing motorists traveling on Route 28, reminding them that December 6 is St. Nicholas Day. This is a very beautiful, solemn service and a wonderful photo-op for pictures of St. Nick’s historic site by candlelight, as well as the city of Pittsburgh’s skyline.
Come and join in prayer and song to pay tribute to our former St. Nicholas Church, North Side’s patron saint and to keep this St. Nicholas Church tradition alive.