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QUOTE (St. Nicholas) – Dec 6

December 6, 2013

Icon of St. Nicholas of Myra

Icon of St. Nicholas of Myra (Photo credit: lucia398)

“The giver of every good and perfect gift has called upon us to mimic Gods giving, by grace, through faith, and this is not of ourselves.”
~St. Nicholas of Myra

In honor of Nicholas of Myra, a catholic bishop, who died on this day in 343 and later became the model for Santa Claus.

Resources:
Today in History on This Day in History
St. Nicholas Quotes

14 comments

  1. My wife and I actually do our gift exchanging in Saint Nicolas Day instead of Christmas. It allows us to put more focus on Christ instead of the commercialization. We still do some gift exchanging on Christmas day for my mother’s sake, but we do our primary giving on the 6th. We then top off our gift exchange with a Nicolas Cage movie. 🙂


  2. Interesting discussion here. Thanks for stopping by at my blog!


  3. . . . and you can visit the city where he lived in modern-day Turkey. A true symbol of the universality of true religion!


  4. Thanks JD for your encouragement on Freedomborn, perhaps you would appreciate my focus on Saint Nicholas, I share about Him in my Funday School too so I’m not totally against Santa Clause but today he is just a fairy Story that Children outgrow so they need to know the real meaning of Christmas too, Jesus is all about Love and so is Christmas.

    Saint Nicholas- https://freedomborn.wordpress.com/2011/12/05/what-is-the-true-story-of-saint-nicholas/

    Blessings for Christmas and the New Year – Anne.


    • Thanks; I will be sure to check it out.


  5. Bless St Nick. Thanks visit my blog.


  6. Yes, the real St. Nicholas…a model for Santa Claus. Well said.


  7. Great to remind all about St. Nicholas’ example of kindness, generosity and fact that Christmas is about Christianity. Usually attention shifts from precious acts of such good deeds related to Christmas. So replaced by other model characters not always included in church or part of Christ the Saviour’s celebration.Thanks for following Godshotspt.wordpress.com. Have a blessed Christmas God bless you


  8. What a wonderful quote. Saint Nicholas was an amazing man of faith who truly tried to follow God and strength the faith of others.


  9. I like your “today In history” and thanks for your support. Hope you had a great New Year 🙂


    • Thanks I appreciate the encouragement. I hope that you had a great New Year also.
      God Bless!
      JD


  10. I wonder what he would think of his memory being depicted in the image of a fat, commercially-driven fictional character made up to appease the material greed of children and the retail industry.

    I’m being sarcastic, I know, but it sounds like this saint was more about Christ than the images of Christmas that seem to overshadow the Savior, at least in this society.


    • I think that you are right on. I doubt if the real St. Nick would happy with how his image has transformed through the years.



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