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The Real Santa Claus: the story of Saint Nicholas, Bishop of Mira

St. Nicholas is far more than just Father Christmas rather he was a rich man who gave up his fortune to the poor and become a  Bishop. He not only withstood persecution and incarceration for being a Christian but also defended Christian orthodoxy during the Council of Nicaea against the Arian heresy in the 300’s.

His generosity and devotion to Christ and his flock resonate to this day in western culture folklore as Santa Claus.

Happy Advent everyone!

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