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WHO IS THE REAL SAINT NICK?

Posted on Friday, December 25, 2020

In this special edition of The Dr J Show, we delve into who is the "Fatman" in the red suit behind the fake beard. Saint Nicholas of Myra in Lycia, who lived about seven hundred years ago, was a Christian bishop and a man of God who fasted and sacrificed his life for his flock. He was not fat, and was a fierce defender of Christianity. He even slapped a man in public! He willingly went to a dungeon prison for faith in Jesus Christ. He also saved women from sexual slavery and men from execution. In this commercialized age, we benefit from learning about the REAL Saint Nicholas.

Come hear the true story of the man who became a Saint. A story of hidden gifts, defending faith, and miracles. In this Ruth Institute Special, learn the truth and the history of this great man who inspired the creation of Santa Claus.

St Nicholas' ancient hymn
In truth you were revealed to your flock as a rule of faith,
an image of humility and a teacher of abstinence;
your humility exalted you;
your poverty enriched you.
Hierarch Father Nicholas,
entreat Christ our God
that our souls may be saved.

St Nicholas' life at oca.org

St Nicholas' ancient hymns: Troparion or  Kontakion


 
 
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