The feast begins with the Patriarch of Jerusalem presiding at the St. Nicholas Liturgy

The feast begins with the Patriarch of Jerusalem presiding at the St. Nicholas Liturgy

Photo: J Rosenthal St Nicholas Society

Saint Nicholas Society UK/USA

Beit Jala, Palestine

2007

St. Nicholas Festival Visit

St. Nicholas from the UK visited the December 19th St. Nicholas Festival in 2007. Following a street procession, many hundreds of people crowded into the hall, causing a near riot. Two thousand hats and bags were distributed to Palestinian children.
The feast begins with the Patriarch of Jerusalem presiding at the St. Nicholas Liturgy
Bagpipe playing boy scouts march in street parade
Hundreds greet Saint Nicholas
Santa or Saint Nicholas?
The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles  donated gifts of backpack bags