By the time this reaches you, we will have celebrated the Feast of the Nativity on the Gregorian calendar, but there is still time to shop in the kiosk for gifts for the feast on the Julian calendar, as well as for the Children's Yolka. Please consider giving the gift of an icon, or a book of spiritual reading, or one of the many things Fr. Nazari has brought back to us from Moscow and from the Holy Mountain of Athos in his recent pilgrimage. 

They are well chosen items that are beautiful, reasonably priced and not easily obtained from vendors here in the United States, which will make them a very thoughtful and special gift-icons, incense, incense burners, diptychs, triptychs, small guardian angel icons for a child's bedtable, votives, calendars, CDs, wooden eggs on stands, Nativity ornaments, wall and neck crosses...too many for me to remember them all! Oh yes, Nativity cards and calendars.

Yes, we are in the process of packing up for the impending move of the kiosk, but I am trying to leave all of the above until last, so if you are interested in anything in particular, let us know and we will set it aside as we pack.  I realize it is inconvenient to have much of the kiosk boxed up at this time of year, but it needs to be done.  So please help us out by shopping for Nativity gifts as soon as you can.  We have a wonderful selection of things not to be found in a shopping mall!!  As always, I invite you to Come and See!

Sister Elizabeth