This is Hollywood—a professional actor portrays Saint Nicholas!

This is Hollywood—a professional actor portrays Saint Nicholas!

Photos: Sam Tenney

Episcopal Parish of St Thomas the Apostle

Hollywood, California, USA

Feast of St Nicholas the Wonderworker

St Nicholas comes to St Thomas on the Sunday after his Feast Day, December 6th. Ascending the pulpit, the good saint addresses the congregation with both lighthearted and serious comments. After singing a St Nicholas hymn, gifts are distributed.

Order of Worship
This is Hollywood—a professional actor portrays Saint Nicholas!
Following the Mass, St Nicholas processes in with his Chapter assistants
St Nicholas with his Chapter: The Canon Precenter, the Venerable Archdeacon, and the Very Reverend Dean
St Nicholas explains why he visits, his love for the people, and closes with prayer
Saint Nicholas recesses before distributing gifts
St Nicholas and his Deacon and Chaplain have teddybears for children; oranges,  chocolate coins, and prayer cards for everyone