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 Ariusin the council chambers at Nicaea.He just couldn’t standto hear the heretic expandhis theory how Our Blessed Lordwas not much more than just a man.Then I saw Santa grabbing Ariusby the beard to pull him off his chair.The other bishops were justified,in assuming this was undignifiedthrowing Santa in a cell for the night.I saw Jesus and His Mothercome 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 giventhe pallium and the Gospels.St. Nick went back up to the chamberamazing 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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