Saunt Nicholas

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Saunt Nicholas
Icon c 1500 St Nicholas.JPG
Roushie icon depictin St Nicholas wi scenes frae his life. Late 15t century or early 16t century. Naitional Museum, Stockholm.
Defender o Orthodoxy, Wonderwirker, Haly Hierarch, Bishop o Myra
Born 15 Mairch 270(270-03-15)[1]
Patara, Roman Empire
Dee'd 6 December 343(343-12-06) (aged 73)
Myra, Roman Empire
Honored in Anglicanism, Baptist, Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Oriental Orthodoxy, Lutheranism, Methodism, Reformed
Major shrine Basilica di San Nicola, Bari, Italy
Feast 6 December [O.S. 19 December] (main feast day – Saint Nicholas Day)
9 May [O.S. 22 May] (translation of relics)[2]
Attributes Vestit as a Bishop. In Eastren Christianity, wearin an omophorion an hauldin a Gospel Beuk. Sometimes shawn wi Jesus Christ ower ane shoulder, hauldin a Gospel Beuk, an wi the Theotokos ower the ither shoulder, hauldin an omophorion
Patronage Bairn, coopers, sailors, fishermen, merchants, broadcasters, the falsely accused, repentant thieves, brewers, pharmacists, airchers, pawnbrokers, Aiberdeen, Galway, Roushie, Greece, Hellenic Navy, Liverpuil, Bari, Siggiewi, Moscow, Amsterdam, Lorraine an Duchy o Lorraine.

Saunt Nicholas (Greek: Ἅγιος Νικόλαος, Hágios Nikólaos, Laitin: Sanctus Nicolaus); (15 Mairch 270 – 6 December 343),[3][4] an aa cried Nikolaos o Myra, wis a historic 4t-century Christian saunt anGreek[5] Bishop o Myra, in Asie Minor (modren-day Demre, Turkey).[6] Acause o the mony miracles attributit tae his intercession, he is an aa kent as Nikolaos the Wonderwirker (Νικόλαος ὁ Θαυματουργός, Nikólaos ho Thaumaturgós). His reputation evolved amang the faithfu, as wis common for early Christian saunts,[7] an his legendary habit o secret gift-givin gae rise tae the tradeetional model o Santae Claus throu Sinterklaas.

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  1. Book of Martyrs. Catholic Book Publishing. 1948. 
  2. "Serbia". Saint Nicholas Center. Retrieved 4 Aprile 2012. 
  3. "Who is St. Nicholas?". St. Nicholas Center. Retrieved 7 December 2010. 
  4. "St. Nicholas". Orthodox America. Retrieved 7 December 2010. 
  5. Cunningham, Lawrence (2005). A brief history of saints. Wiley-Blackwell. p. 33. ISBN 978-1-4051-1402-8. The fourth-century Saint Nikolaos of Myra, Greek Anatolia (in present-day Turkey) spread to Europe through the port city of Bari in southern Italy... Devotion to the saint in the Low countries became blended with Nordic folktales, transforming this early Greek bishop into that Christmas icon, Santa Claus’. 
  6. Lloyd, John; Mitchinson, John (December 2008). The book of general ignorance (Noticeably stouter edition). Faber and Faber. p. 318. ISBN 978-0-571-24692-2. 
  7. Jones, Charles W. (1978). Saint Nikolaos of Myra, Bari, and Manhattan: Biography of a Legend. University of Chicago Press. ISBN 978-0-226-40700-5.