Friday, December 06, 2019

Happy St Nicholas Day!

Celebrate St. Nicholas Day!  

 

Give a gift to your children and/or grandchildren

And tell them the story of St. Nicholas of Myra!

December 6th

The Feast of St. Nicholas!

1 comment:

  1. Allegedly, St. Nick punches or slaps a heretic at the Council of Nicea, in 325 AD. Later stories say that heretic was Arius himself - but that is likely not true. There used to be a video parody of this imagined event, the video is offline, but here are the lyrics:
    (to the tune of "I Saw Momma Kissing Santa Claus.")
    I saw Santa punching Arius
    in the council chambers at Nicaea.

    He just couldn’t stand
    to hear the heretic expand
    his theory how Our Blessed Lord
    was not much more than just a man.

    Then I saw Santa grabbing Arius
    by the beard to pull him off his chair.
    The other bishops were justified,
    in assuming this was undignified
    throwing Santa in a cell for the night.

    I saw Jesus and His Mother
    come to Santa praying in his chains.

    Christ asked, “Why are you here?”
    “All for my love of You.”
    Off fell the chains and to him was given
    the pallium and the Gospels.

    St. Nick went back up to the chamber
    amazing everyone at the sight.
    They said, “It must have been righteous anger!”
    “It is Arius we must excommunicate.”
    “The Son is consubstantial with the Father.”
    (Written and performed by Russell Jonas Grigaitis, O.F.S.)

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