St. Luke's Episcopal Church
Germantown

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Sunday Morning Worship—Christmas Eve Service

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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.