St Nicholas Orthodox Church Southbridge Massachusetts

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The Sons of St. Nicholas will be meeting for dinner and fellowship on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.  All men of the parish are encouraged to attend.


On Sunday January 26 the tradition "icon auction" will be held. This custom is rooted in the experience of Albanian Orthodox Christians during the Ottoman Turkish occupation. During those centuries Turkish authorities periodically threatened to turn churches into mosques unless Christians were able to "buy them back" item by item. The icon auction is a fundraiser that turns what was once a means of oppression into a celebration of our continued existence in the face of persecution by multitudes of historical enemies. They are gone. We are still here. Praise be to Jesus Christ!


 
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