Saint Nicholas

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Saint Nicholas

or Saint Nick  (sānt)
n.
Santa Claus.
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Noun1.Saint Nicholas - a bishop in Asia Minor who is associated with Santa Claus (4th century)Saint Nicholas - a bishop in Asia Minor who is associated with Santa Claus (4th century)
2.Saint Nicholas - the legendary patron saint of childrenSaint Nicholas - the legendary patron saint of children; an imaginary being who is thought to bring presents to children at Christmas
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But do you recall Saint Nicholas of Myra, the man behind Santa Claus?
3 St Nicholas - or Nicholas of Myra (in Turkey) - was a fourth century Christian saint whose reputation for secret gift-giving is celebrated on his feast day, December 6.
At the service in the Church of Saint Nicholas of Myra, Kinsealy, Co Dublin, Archbishop Martin told the congregation: "She paid a high price and her family and friends suffered an unimaginable loss.
Family and friends of Byrne, who would have turned 35 on Friday, will line the streets as the silver-coloured coffin is carried into the Church of St Nicholas Of Myra on Francis Street, Dublin.
Saint Nicholas and the Mouse of Myra" is a creative artistic rendering of the life of Bishop Nicholas of Myra in graphic novel format with one added fictional character, Cicero the mouse.
But dig deeper, and we find Santa's antecedent in the 4th-century Saint Nicholas of Myra.
Instead, we might wish to celebrate the original Santa: the real-life, deeply pious Saint Nicholas of Myra as they do in Europe.
I have also suggested that Saint Nicholas of Myra may well have existed and was in fact a godly bishop.
St Nicholas of Myra was the 4th-century Bishop of Lycia in modern-day Turkey.