The Feast Of St. Nicholas

 

We were extremely happy to host the annual Slovak Christmas Hymn Sing-Along on Sunday, December 12, 2021 at St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish, Kingston, PA. This hymn sing provides us with the opportunity to sing some of our Slovak hymns that we don't sing anymore in our church services. We have been told how much people appreciate this hymn sing and the fellowship with others. This year, Michael Stretanski served his homemade goulash. The nut roll served was fantastic. We pray we can continue this tradition for many more years. In spite of not having the sing-along the last two years, due to the pandemic, we had a great turn out this year.

The story GOD’S GIFTS TO THE SLOVAKS tells us God dipped His finger into the water in Paradise’s well and from there He took the most harmonious songs. “I am giving you the most beautiful songs in the world.  When your young girls sing, the birds will stop singing, the stream will chatter, and the hills will jump. The song of the girls will turn the land into Paradise.” On Sunday, the church resounded with music.

What would a Slovak Christmas Hymn Sing celebration be without a visit from St. Nicholas?  He arrived in full bishop’s regalia.

We would like to thank everyone involved, who helped, and all who attended. We are always happy when new people attend this event.

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