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  • CatholicCrusader
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    Originally posted by Nick M View Post
    What miracles and what intercession? What do you mean?
    https://www.stnicholascenter.org/pages/first-miracle/

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  • Nick M
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    What miracles and what intercession? What do you mean?

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  • CatholicCrusader
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    Originally posted by Spitfire View Post
    Sankt Niklaus has not been fully replaced with the modern Coca-Cola Santa Claus in a lot of parts of Europe, though it's more about his feast day earlier in December than Christmas Day.
    That's good to hear. And it SHOULD be more about his feast day. Here, his day is December 6, and somehow it got merged and connected with Christmas day. The video says that Dutch protestants in America popularized the tradition of giving gifts being associated with "Santa Claus", so they may be partially the reason he got associated with Christmas too.

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  • Tambora
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    Yes, Virginia.

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  • Spitfire
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    Sankt Niklaus has not been fully replaced with the modern Coca-Cola Santa Claus in a lot of parts of Europe, though it's more about his feast day earlier in December than Christmas Day.

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  • CatholicCrusader
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    Santa Claus is Real

    Yes, Santa Claus is real, that's right. Saint Nicholas was a historic 4th-century Bishop of Myra, in Asia Minor. Because of the many miracles attributed to his intercession he is a Saint. Like all Saints in heaven, he is alive, he beholds the face of God, and is aware of what we do on earth.

    "The historical Saint Nicholas is commemorated and revered among Anglican,[8] Catholic, Lutheran, and Orthodox Christians. In addition, some Baptist,[9] Methodist,[10] Presbyterian,[11] and Reformed churches have been named in honor of Saint Nicholas.[12] Saint Nicholas is the patron saint of sailors, merchants, archers, repentant thieves, children, brewers, pawnbrokers and students in various cities and countries around Europe." (Wikipedia)

    Its sad that secular society has turned Santa Claus into some sort of clownish figure, just as they have perverted Easter with bunnies and eggs. He is real. Saint Nicholas, Pray for us.

    The great veneration with which St. Nicholas has been honored for many ages and the number of altars and churches all over the world that are dedicated in his memory are testimonials to his wonderful holiness and the glory he enjoys with God. As an episcopal see, and his childhood church falling vacant, the holy Nicholas was chosen bishop, and in that station became famous by his extraordinary piety and zeal and by his many astonishing miracles. The Greek histories of his life agree he suffered an imprisonment of the faith and made a glorious confession in the latter part of the persecution raised by Dioletian, and that he was present at the Council of Nicaea and there condemned Arianism. It is said that St. Nicholas died in Myra, and was buried in his cathedral.

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