December 6 is the Feast Day of St. Nicholas. Often considered the inspiration for the tradition of Santa Claus, he is also considered a Patron Saint of Brewing. Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, was in attendance at the First Council of Nicaea in AD 325. One of the orders of business for the Council was to refute the Arian heresy. It is said that one point the debate became so heated, an enraged Nicholas punched Arius in the face. While it may have been shocking at the time, one can't help but think he got the point across. I often think we could use a few more Bishops like St. Nicholas today.
Happy St. Nicholas Day!
I love Saint Nicholas. What a very cool saint.ReplyDelete
Yep, he's got a fascinating story.Delete