St. Nicholas (the fourth century bishop of Myra, a province of Asia Minor)
will not be solely the topic of many legends, he is additionally the true man behind “Santa’s” beard. The red-vested cleric additionally enjoys the lead in Benjamin Britten’s cantata, Saint Nicholas, the lyrics of that are inform the life and legends of Nicholas, all of which you’ll be able to examine and pay attention to here.
A bit of extra analysis reveals that St. Nicholas is the patron saint of:
Apothecaries, Bakers, Barrel Makers, Boatmen, Boot Blacks, Boys, Brewers, Brides, Captives, Kids, Coopers, Dock Employees, Druggists, Fishermen, Greece, the Greek Catholic Church in America, Grooms, Judges, Lawsuits misplaced unjustly, Longshoremen, Maidens, Mariners, Retailers, Murderers, Newlyweds, Parish Clerks, Paupers, Pawnbrokers, Perfumers, Pharmacists, Pilgrims, Poor folks, Portsmouth – England, Prisoners, Russia, Sailors, Students, Schoolchildren, Shoe Shiners, Sicily, College students, Thieves, Vacationers, and Single women!
In some international locations DECEMBER 6 is the day for gift-giving and not December 25. So you may wish to shock a good friend or member of the family with a bit reward at the moment. It would not should be one thing you store for, cost and wrap in paper and ribbons – one of the best presents come from the center!
To grasp the curious portray on the prime of this, take a look at the story of how the primary “Santa Claus” (SAiNT Ni’CLAS) introduced presents not down a chimney, however through a window!
And this is everything else you ever wanted to know about St. Nicholas!