St. Nicholas Orthodox Church

Pittsfield, Massachussetts, USA

St. Nicholas Patronal Festival Visit

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St. Nicholas Feast Days cover three days in Pittsfield: Vespers on December 5th, Divine Liturgy followed by a coffee hour on the 6th; and on the Sunday closest to the 6th, a St. Nicholas Day Potluck follows the Divine Liturgy. St. Nicholas also makes his visit then, coming in to the singing of his Troparion. He then talks to the children, asking them about their behavior and their lives, and gives them small toys and sweets.