The Fourth Advent Candle Lighting - 12/04/16

On Sunday, December 4 at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA, the fourth candle of the Advent Season was lit by Alex Hodson, and the Sunday School Student verse was read by Gabriel Gowarty.  Alex is the son of Carmen and Moses Hodson, and Gabriel is the son of Karen Gowarty.  The adult scriptural reading was done by Carmen Hodson.  The fourth candle is white to signify peace, and reminds us of the Angel’s message to the shepherds, “Peace on earth and goodwill toward men”.  The congregation and choir, directed by Reader/Choir Director Nick Lezinsky ended the lighting ceremony by singing, “O Little Town of Bethlehem”.