Please enjoy our Easter service during Safer At Home. He is risen indeed! Allelujah!
We continue to practice physicial distancing during the Passion of Our Lord with a pared down service.
Due to physical distancing, we can only have a couple of people together at a time. Fathers Michael & Vladimir streamed Holy Thursday to our Facebook group for the parish, & we were able to upload it to YouTube.
From every hardship comes innovation. We have created a YouTube channel as one of many ways to keep in touch with our parish family while world fights COVID-19. May God continue to heal and inspire all in his kingdom.
We were busy this year setting up for Christmas Eve while also hosting a Christmas breakfast for girls awaiting placement with foster families. Here is Father Vladimir hanging the garlands with Phil assisting, & Bob stringing some lights...
And here is what it all looked like on Christmas Eve.
Saint Nicholas was honored this past Sunday with a visit from a special guest from the Basilica de Guadalupe in Mexico City — a traveling statue of the Virgen de Guadalupe with a retinue of colorful pilgrims. Here are just a few highlights from this exciting experience.
Father Cooper started his Thanksgiving Day homily by asking us if we’d thanked anyone today, and to imagine what it would be like if we were grateful every day for the roof over our heads and the people in our lives.
Father Vladimir blessed the wine and bread we’d brought to Mass; now we will have truly blessed Thanksgiving dinners!
Happy Thanksgiving from the parish family of Saint Nicholas.
This past Sunday was the day before Veterans Day. Father Cooper blessed and prayed for those veterans in attendance who truly exemplify John 15:13, “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay his life down for his friends.” Thanks and God’s blessing on these gentlemen.
We marked Saint Nicholas of Myra’s 80th anniversary on October 6th, & you can find many pictures here in our Gallery. We also took a few short videos of the music & confirmands & a little liturgy.
Today’s gospel was Luke 16:19-31. Father Cooper challenged us to think of what a “neighbor” is in our modern world, & how we can help someone who is starving like Lazarus. It might be someone starved for food, but also for our friendship. It could be a difficult family member that we’ve written off.
He also asked us to think of how we can love others how God loves, which requires us to try to think like God. In short, how can we be more Godlike in love and action to everyone, even difficult people?
Father Michael Cooper, SCP
Pastor at St. Nicholas of Myra, an Anglo-Catholic community in the Episcopal tradition, since February 2010.