Saturday, December 06, 2008

Happy Feast Day of Saint Nicholas of Myra, Bishop and Wonderworker

Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - icon of Saint Nicholas
Photo of an icon of the Saint, taken at Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, in Saint Louis, Missouri.

Bishop of Myra, Lycia, in Asia Minor (modern-day Demre, Turkey). According to legend, Saint Nicholas punched out the heretic Arius at the Council of Nicaea, and saved three poor girls from being sold into prostitution by secretly casting bags of gold into their father's house.

Click here to see what he may have looked like.

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