Sixth Sunday in Advent Candle Lighting at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church - 12/18/16
On Sunday, December 18, the sixth candle of the Advent Season was lit at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA by Yuri Guanowsky (son of Glen Guanowsky), and he also read the Sunday School Student verse. The adult scriptural reading was done by Coordinator of Church Sunday School, Pat Grammes. The sixth candle is red to signify Holy Communion. It reminds us that Christ, Who came to Bethlehem and Who will come again at the end of time, comes to us now in the great Sacrament of His Presence, i.e., Holy Communion. The reason He was born in Bethlehem was that we might allow Him to come and be born in the manger of our hearts.