Thursday, December 24, 2009

Who Is St. Nicholas?

RPMMinistries coves the origin of "Santa Claus". From their introduction:

The origin of Santa Claus begins with Nicholas (270-346 AD), who was born during the third century in the village of Patara. At the time, the area was in Greece and is now on the southern coast of Turkey.

Their story outlines the various elements of:
  • Gift Giving and Hanging Stockings
  • Protector of Children
  • Compassion and Generosity

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