Monday, December 6, 2010

St. Nicholas in Chains

Happy feast day of St. Nicholas, bishop of Myra, Turkey.  On this day, I like to send readers over to the St. Nicholas Center website to learn more about the real St. Nicholas, and not the modern commercial shadow of the good bishop, Santa Claus.

As did most early Christians, St. Nicholas suffered for his faith.  He was imprisoned and exiled by the emperor Diocletian.  In those days (the early 300's) the prisons were full of Christians, including bishops and priests, who were seen as a threat to the emperor's complete domination.  St. Nicholas was also one of the bishops who attended the first ecumenical council of the Catholic Church at Nicea in 325 where doctrine was clarified and the heresy of Arianism was condemned.   It is from this council that we received the Nicene Creed.

St. Nicholas is known for his kindness and charity, especially to children and the poor.


St. Nicholas, pray for us!

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