Children’s Yolka (Matinee) at St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox church inMcKinney, TX. The beginning of our own local Christmas tradition – one of the Three Wise Men bringing presents to the kids and asking them for a little performance in return. Fr Deacon Nicholas was the wise man.This is the beginning. of the Yolka.
The idea is to build this humble little show into a gala which is done every year. One of the wise men will tell the Christmas story, and verious parts will be acted out.
Link to this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ej6Jot7srVY
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It is refreshing to see the deacon get down on his knees before the children in his rendition of Melchior the wise man.
Keep up the good work!
Deacon Bill Konstantinidis