Santa Claus dominates the public image of Christmas, but he was based on a great Christian. GÜNTHER SIMMERMACHER looks at the history of St Nicholas of Myra, and how the saint from modern-day Turkey...

Santa Claus dominates the public image of Christmas, but he was based on a great Christian. GÜNTHER SIMMERMACHER looks at the history of St Nicholas of Myra, and how the saint from modern-day Turkey...

Did you know that St. Nicholas had his roots in Turkey? He was born in Patara (near modern day Kalkan) and was bishop of Myra (modern day Demre). - Arkadaslik Yachting - Creating dream vacations one cruise at a time! - - - #stnicholaschurch #stnicholas #stnicholasofmyra #demre #turkey #museum #history #religion #bluecruise #dreamvacation #friendship #gltLOVE #greece #igtravel #instatravel #mediterranean #photooftheday #sharetravelpics #travel #travelgram #travelphotography #travelpics…

Did you know that St. Nicholas had his roots in Turkey? He was born in Patara (near modern day Kalkan) and was bishop of Myra (modern day Demre). - Arkadaslik Yachting - Creating dream vacations one cruise at a time! - - - #stnicholaschurch #stnicholas #stnicholasofmyra #demre #turkey #museum #history #religion #bluecruise #dreamvacation #friendship #gltLOVE #greece #igtravel #instatravel #mediterranean #photooftheday #sharetravelpics #travel #travelgram #travelphotography #travelpics…

Celebrate the tradition of St. Nicholas day in your Catholic or Christian home and keep the real meaning of Christmas alive!

Celebrating St. Nicholas Day in the Catholic Home

Celebrate the tradition of St. Nicholas day in your Catholic or Christian home and keep the real meaning of Christmas alive!

Fra Angelico — The Story of St. Nicholas. St. Nicholas saves the...

Fra Angelico — The Story of St. Nicholas. St. Nicholas saves the...

Hobby Lobby Solidifies 'Major Victory' against HHS Contraceptive Mandate (UPDATED) Justice Department won't oppose small-business injunctions, upping the odds that Supreme Court will weigh in on employer-provided contraceptives.

Hobby Lobby Solidifies 'Major Victory' against HHS Contraceptive Mandate (UPDATED) Justice Department won't oppose small-business injunctions, upping the odds that Supreme Court will weigh in on employer-provided contraceptives.

12 Christmas Infographics (And 6 More)

12 Christmas Infographics (And 6 More)

The origin of the St. Nicholas tradition goes back to Bishop Nicholas of Myra in Lycia (Turkey). Little solid historical information is known about Nicholas except that he was Bishop of Myra and died around A.D. 350.

The origin of the St. Nicholas tradition goes back to Bishop Nicholas of Myra in Lycia (Turkey). Little solid historical information is known about Nicholas except that he was Bishop of Myra and died around A.D. 350.

Patrick the Saint: "Behind the fanciful legends of the fifth-century British missionary stands a man worthy of embellishment" ...1998 article ChristianHistory.net

Patrick the Saint: "Behind the fanciful legends of the fifth-century British missionary stands a man worthy of embellishment" ...1998 article ChristianHistory.net

Many, many ideas for celebrating St. Nicholas' feast day, and for making giving the spirit of Advent

Many, many ideas for celebrating St. Nicholas' feast day, and for making giving the spirit of Advent

Gatchina - the city (from 1796) in #Russia. Gatchina - industrial, scientific and cultural center of the Leningrad region. The city has a unique architecture of 17-18 centuries. The most important architectural sites: Big Gatchina Palace (architect Antonio Rinaldi), Parks Palace, "Menagerie" and "Sylvia", Priory Palace, the building of cloth factory, St. Basil's Cathedral, St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Nicholas. Museums: The State Historical-Artistic Palace…

Gatchina - the city (from 1796) in #Russia. Gatchina - industrial, scientific and cultural center of the Leningrad region. The city has a unique architecture of 17-18 centuries. The most important architectural sites: Big Gatchina Palace (architect Antonio Rinaldi), Parks Palace, "Menagerie" and "Sylvia", Priory Palace, the building of cloth factory, St. Basil's Cathedral, St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Nicholas. Museums: The State Historical-Artistic Palace…

1903 Ball in the Winter Palace. Nicholas II and Alexandra Fyodorovna. Fancy Dress Ball, held in the Winter Palace on 11 and 13 February 1903 - the famous masquerade, during which all the nobility of the Russian Empire was present in a very luxurious costumes "pre-Petrine times." These costumes have survived etched in photographs, which are a valuable historical source. So far, this ball is the most famous festival in St. Petersburg during the reign of Nicholas II

1903 Ball in the Winter Palace. Nicholas II and Alexandra Fyodorovna. Fancy Dress Ball, held in the Winter Palace on 11 and 13 February 1903 - the famous masquerade, during which all the nobility of the Russian Empire was present in a very luxurious costumes "pre-Petrine times." These costumes have survived etched in photographs, which are a valuable historical source. So far, this ball is the most famous festival in St. Petersburg during the reign of Nicholas II

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