Thursday, 6 December 2012

Saint or santa?

Happy St Nicholas' Day! Patron saint of children, 4th century bishop of Myra (now in Turkey) and legendary benefactor of the poor, Nicholas forms a link between the early Christian Church and our Father Christmas. To find out how, go here.

The St Nicholas Center website is a good source of info, and also images. Two of my favourites are these.

So, Saint or Santa? Or, perhaps (and, why not?) both?

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