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Saint Mary of Magdala

Saint Mary of Magdela is far more than just one of the Myrrhbearing Women the church remembers on the Third Sunday of Pascha; her life is of such great magnitude that it is referred to as the Primacy of Mary. That Mary of Magdala is venerated in the Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Lutheran, several Protestant churches, and even in the Baha’i Faith tradition, speaks of her prominence.

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St Nicholas made his annual visit to Holy Trinity after Divine Liturgy this morning (December 2). He appeared as our youth and children sang, "Holy Father, Nicholas." St Nicholas visited with the children for quite some time, telling a story or two about his good works while in Myra in Lycia.

As is his custom, St Nicholas filled our children's shoes with candy and distributed small gifts. St Nicholas also passed out a paper icon to our children. Because it is always better to give than receive - St Nicholas spoke wonderfully to the children about this Christian act - he had the children hand out gingerbread tree ornaments (thank you Carol Kaputa) which they were asked to pass out to one of our parish's adult members.

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