Say what you will about organized religion, Capitol Hill has a pretty fascinating mix of congregations that call it home. The groups are important elements of the Capitol Hill community, owners of significant amounts of area property and active centers of faith, culture and social activity.
This week, 13th Ave’s St. Nicholas will celebrate the 80th anniversary of its parish, and the 75th birthday of the church. Yes, if you’re coming to the feast, “wear comfortable shoes” –
Our Jubilee Parish Feast Day celebrating the 80th anniversary of the foundation of the parish and the 75th anniversay of the consecration of the church, St. Nicholas Day, will especially be grace-filled with the presence of the Kursk Root Icon of the Sign and Their Eminences Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, and Archbishop Kyrill, and His Grace Bishop Theodosy. There will be a greeting of the Kursk Icon and Met. Hilarion on December 18th at 6:00 PM followed by the vigil services. On December 19th, the Divine Liturgy will begin at 9:30 AM.
Following the service on the 19th there will be a banquet at the Russian Center. Please order your tickets to the banquet in advance. Please call Natalie Kotar at 206-321-9432 for tickets.” From the St Nicholas Parish Website.
Additionally Fr. Deacon Athanasius will be Ordained to the Priesthood please keep him Matushka Sophia and their family in your prayers.
P.S. If your coming to the Feast wear comfortable shoes…
Learn more on the St. Nicholas Facebook page — facebook.com/stnickseattle