Santa claus: real story. facts only! read below 👇
we are all aware that #santaclaus
as widely known is based on the very real st. nicholas of myra, correct? he was a 5-foot-tall greek guy with a broken nose, he lived in modern-day turkey around a.d. 200 to 300 and he was renowned for his generosity, his kindness to children. ✓ bishop nicholas enjoyed surprising people. he began to deliver his secret gifts of hope and joy only at night, while his friends were asleep. e.g
poor man with three young daughters. without a dowry to offer suitors, the man worried that his daughters would fall into prostitution. legend has it that nicholas dropped three bags of gold through an open window in the man's house, saving the women from the streets. ✓ nicholas discovered three dismembered children in pickle barrels. he reassembled and resurrected the briny kids and punished the guilty innkeeper! ✓ he smacked a bishop in the face in front of constantine for saying that jesus wasn't divine enough 😂 (my kinda guy) ✓ all his strong opinions, none matched his hatred of paganism. according to legend, nick then personally oversaw the violent destruction of the temple of artemis.
these deeds, along with his everyman persona, (he wasn't a martyr or hermit like so many other model christians of the time), nicholas was named and honored a saint.. like other saints, st. nicholas was given a name day. one day each year everyone celebrates the saint's good deeds. st. nicholas' name day is december 6.
you ask, so how does this connect with #christmas? 😅 is christmas not a pagan practise? how should i explain "santa claus" to my kids? we'll give more insight in our subsequent posts 🤸
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