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Old Dec 24, '08, 3:06 pm
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Thumbs up "Santa Claus" ...the Catholic Saint! The Catholic Bishop!

Did you know that "Santa Claus" is really a Catholic Bishop? That's why he wears red. He is also a Fourth Century, Catholic Saint - Saint Nicholas, Bishop of Myra (part of modern-day Turkey)

Saint Nicholas, Bishop of Myra


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The real meaning of Christmas, is a celebration of the Birth of Jesus Christ, when our Lord entered the world and began His journey here on earth, to save us all! Thank you Jesus!

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Santa is a Catholic thing....based on a Catholic Saint!

Your welcome!
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Yes! There is one story that I know of...At one point during his life there was a single father with 3 daughters who lived in poverty apparently they were unable to get married because the father couldn't afford to pay for their dowry and he was getting ready to sell his daughters into prostitution..St Nicholas paid for each of his daughters dowry so they could be married.
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A good one for kids .... have you seen "Nicholas, the boy that became Santa"? it's a cartoon. Very well done.
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I've been to Myra which is a major site of pilgrimage for many members of the Orthodox churches, in particular the Russian Orthodox. There are loads of Russian tour guides who organise trips in the locality to go there as of course St. Nicholas is one of the more important saints in the Russian Orthodox church.The Saint's original tomb is there also (his body was later moved) and it's a custom that if you kiss it and ask for his aid sincerely he will grant your wish. The nearby area is quite interesting as you can see a number of Christian churches including one that has ended up underwater due to erosion and can be seen via the numerous boats with glass bottoms that cater to the tourist trade there. It's fascinating to watch as you can still see the stone cross atop it.

The cathedral itself has quite a lot of surviving frescos - here are some images below. Given a chance I could upload some of my own photos for people to look at. But for now:-

http://www.stnicholascenter.org/Brix?pageID=29
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[color=black]Did you know that "Santa Claus" is really a Catholic Bishop? That's why he wears red. He is also a Fourth Century, Catholic Saint
I love evangelizing my children. They are converts. Last night at Midnight Mass, I pulled out a plastic holy card that I had just purchased of Saint Nicholas.

(Saint Ni - kolas = Santa C'laus.)

I whispered into my little girl's ear, "Did you know that Santa Claus is Catholic? He was a priest and a saint." She said she already knew that but it still was a really teachable moment, and very sweet memory.
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And how can Santa do what he does?

Because he is a saint! It is not magic or Father Winter, it is because God allows him to do so...
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Everything that has to do with Christmas, has to do with the Catholic faith. In fact every holiday has to do with the Catholic faith.
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The real meaning of Christmas, is a celebration of the Birth of Jesus Christ, when our Lord entered the world and began His journey here on earth, to save us all! Thank you Jesus!

Too bad you don't really believe that.
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Too bad you don't really believe that.
Huh?? JimmyB believes it and so do the 1.5 billion Catholics..don't be so sarcastic..
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Huh?? JimmyB believes it and so do the 1.5 billion Catholics..don't be so sarcastic..
That's a matter of opinion. You have to have faith in Christ alone to be saved. Your own Catechism refutes that and so do some of the figures in the Catholic church.
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That's a matter of opinion. You have to have faith in Christ alone to be saved. Your own Catechism refutes that and so do some of the figures in the Catholic church.
Funny, but I heard that faith "alone" which was the word inserted by Luther when he changed the Word of God to fit his own mindset at the time...hmmm..
Please elaborate the figures of my Catholic church and exactly what was said..you don't mind do you?
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