Happy Saint Nicholas’ Day!
"O blessed St Nik’las we hail you today
The patron of many, you show us
To be good and generous, to help those in need
To be kind to
others in both word and deed"
Yes Virginia, there is a Saint Nicholas, and today is his feast day. Nicholas, was born during the third century, made a bishop in the Church while still a young man, and revered by both the Eastern and Western Church for the example of his generous and godly life. He died this day in 343.
St. Nick is widely revered as a patron of children, and the stories of his life testify for his love for children and all those who are in need. And he provides a needed example to stand athwart the mindless crazy shopping mess Christmastide has become. I wish he’d go and smack the person who decided Christmas starts in October, much like he did to Arius during the Council of Nicaea.Add a Comment