On Sunday December 17, 2023 the Parish of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist celebrated many wonderful occasions beginning with the feast of Saint Nicholas of Myra in Lycia (moved from December 19th). After Divine Liturgy, Father Mark congratulated Ava Levitsky on her birthday, Barbara Preciado on her name day, and the newly illuminated Sebastian on his first name day as an Orthodox Christian.
Following coffee hour, the Sunday School children participated in a play dedicated to the life and miracles of Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker, directed by a Emma Pandorf. After the play, the children and Sunday School teachers received gifts from Saint Nicholas (Santa).
The day concluded with Saint Anna's Altar Society holding their annual meeting, during which elections took place and events were discussed for the coming new year.