St. Nicholas, fourth century Saint and bishop of Myra, is well loved in both Eastern and Western tradition. We just love him too! In his youth, he observed the Wednesday and Friday fasts taking only one meal a day. As a young man, Nicholas lost both of his parents to a pandemic, leaving him a small fortune and in the care of his uncle, the bishop of Patara.
So the story goes, a family in Patara lost all of their money, leaving three daughters without a dowry to marry. St. Nicholas, informed of the loss, took a bag of gold from his own inheritance and threw it through the window of the family’s house in the night. He performed the same act of charity for the other two daughters.
This story of Nicholas’ generosity leads to traditions we hold dear to our hearts today.
Let’s celebrate this awesome and generous feast day together! Here's how:
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