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Christmas Concert

On Saturday, 7 December 2013, Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in East Meadow NY held its sixth annual Christmas Concert. The concert, open to the public, featured a selection of Orthodox hymns and traditional carols interspersed with seasonal readings from the Gospel. An enthusiastic audience of local clergy and parishioners were joined by many guests, several of whom had never before visited an Orthodox church. The concert was followed by a buffet supper.

 

The 12-voice choir was led by Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary faculty member Dr. Nicholas Reeves and offered hymns for the Nativity Feast, including an arrangement of "Mary Once With Aged Joseph," by local Orthodox composer Robert Sirico, and an unique setting of "God Is With Us," by Dr. Reeves.


Parish Christmas Program

Nearly 20 youth and teens of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in East Meadow participated in the parish’s 56th Annual Christmas program on Sunday, 15 December 2013. At the conclusion of the program, gifts were collected from those in attendance, and then delivered by children and parents of the parish to hospitalized children at the Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC).

 

The day’s activities began with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy by Father Martin Kraus (parish rector). Following a festive Lenten meal in the church hall, the lights of the church were dimmed and the program began. At the conclusion of the program, Santa Claus arrived to receive the gifts for NUMC.

 

“It is always a blessing to see the smiles on the children’s faces when we visit them in the hospital and wish them a Merry Christmas,” said the Father Kraus, “our love and prayers go out to the families who are spending this Christmas Season in the hospital.”

 

Holy Trinity has a long-standing tradition of presenting Christmas programs and pageants.  Some of the children in the program are sons and daughters of previous pageant participants. The program recounted the birth of Jesus Christ using scripture quotes and narratives. Children in costumes created a ‘living Nativity icon’ on stage while liturgical hymns and traditional carols were interspersed with the texts and sung by everyone gathered.

 

The program was broadcast live on the parish’s website and several homebound parishioners and seniors were able to view the program. “What a wonderful experience for us to be able to participate even from home. Many wonderful memories and good friends,” emailed one on-line viewer.  An archived recording is available for viewing here:

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/41750085

 

Live broadcasts of the divine services at Holy Trinity are made available for those who would like to experience worship but are unable to attend because of work, illnesses, or distance:

http://htocem.org/Worship/livebroadcast.html

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Christmas Concert - 12/07/13

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Christmas Program - 12/15/13

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