Thursday, 6 December 2018

St Nicholas



The great popularity of St Nicholas in both the East and the West is demonstrated by the numerous churches dedicated to him and the frequent use of Nicholas as a Christian name. He was made Archbishop of Myra in Asia Minor, where he died in the year 324 AD. Many of the legends concerning St Nicholas had to do with his abounding charity and extraordinary miracles, and particularly his Christ-like love for children, so that in Christian countries he is said to make an annual visit on his feast day to bring presents to little ones.



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