St. Luke's Episcopal Church

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Sunday Morning Worship—Christmas Eve Service


Saint Nicholas, met at the door, was incensed and sprinkled with holy water before joining the Mass procession. He sat enthroned until he delivered the sermon. A St. Nicholas hymn was sung. Following the benediction, children led St. Nicholas in procession to the church hall. Seated on a red-draped throne, he distributed a mountain of gifts. Activities included face painting, balloons, and each child took home a Polaroid picture with St. Nicholas.