Can The Real Father Christmas Please Take a Bow

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A Bishop named Nicholas who lived in the fourth century AD in a Turkey was a very rich man because his parents who had died when he was young had left him a lot of money.
He also had a kind heart, giving secret gifts to the needy and helping the poor who needed it...

A Real Saint


Several legends about St. Nicholas, as he was later called although it's not know if any of them are true!
One such an incident was about a poor man who had three daughters. Such was the extent of the man's impoverished state, he had no money for a dowry, so his daughters were unable get married. (A sum of money which is paid to the bridegroom by the brides parents on their daughter's wedding day.) This still happens in my country South Africa among indigenous tribes, even today.)

Nicholas secretly climbed onto their roof one night and dropped a bag of gold down the chimney and into the house (with this gold, the oldest daughter was then able to marry.).

The Gold Fell Into A Wet Sock...

The bag somehow fell into a stocking that had been hung by the fire to dry! A short while later the second daughter was ready for marriage. Finally, The father was determined to discover his mysterious benefactor He secretly hid by the fire every evening until he eventually caught Nicholas dropping in a bag of gold.

Because he did not want to bring attention to himself, Nicholas begged the man not to reveal his identity. The news soon got out and whenever someone received a secret gift, it was believed that it was from Nicholas.

His Bones Take An Annual Cruise

Because of his kindness Nicholas was made a Saint.
For some unknown reason, St. Nicholas was exiled from Myra and later put in prison by the Emperor Diocletian. No one actually knows when he died, but it was on 6th December in either 345 or 352 AD. In 1087, that his bones were stolen from Turkey by a group of Italian sailors.

His bones are now kept in the St Nicholas cathedral named after him in the Italian port of Bari. The St. Nicholas feast day, which is held on 6th December, is commemorated by the sailors of Bari who still annually take his statue from the Cathedral for a short voyage off shore so that the saint, can bless the sea and so assure them safe of voyages throughout the year.


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author avatar writestuff
21st Dec 2015 (#)

Enjoyable and informative post. Season's Greetings.

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author avatar Tranquilpen
1st Feb 2016 (#)

Hello Writestuff, Compliments of the season to you and yours as well. According to Dr. Wayne Dyer in order to be worthy of the compliments, the universe bestows on us, we need to treat ourselves as if we already are, as we would like to be. Thank you for reading this post. I will reciprocate.

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
1st Feb 2016 (#)

Nice reading one..

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1st Feb 2016 (#)

Hello Md. Rezaul, Thank you, the article is only nice because it resonates with the kind spirit dwelling inside of you. One can never solve a problem with the same mind which created it. Beauty lives inside the mind, that is beautiful. Thank you for reading my post.

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