Yesterday, the girls enjoyed their St Nicholas Day gifts.
On Sunday night, they each placed one of their shoes by the living room fireplace, before evening prayers.
On Monday morning, each found a bag of chocolate coins in gold foil, and the young ones had a copy of the Life of St Nicholas in verse for youngsters.
Larger people received a copy of the new 2005 St Herman Calendar.
We read the story of the Life of St Nicholas, and talked about it too.
It was lovely.
Next Year I hope to add a small service in honour of St Nicholas.
Eventually I hope to build up to the Akathist to St Nicholas..........
Our town at last has another Orthodox Christian, who celebrated her Name Day, and we met together for the first time.
Many years to the Handmaiden of God, Nicola !!