The Feast of Saint Nicholas

The Feast of Saint Nicholas is celebrated on Sunday, December 6, 2020.

St. Nicholas was born around the year 280 A.D. He lived during the latter part of the third century into the first half of the fourth century in Asia Minor which is considered to be part of the modern day Turkey. St. Nicholas Day is held on December 6th, the day in which St. Nicholas, the Bishop Nicholas of Myra, died. The year of his death was 343 AD. During his lifetime, he lived his life as a servant of God. Through his kindness, caring and generosity to all, he became known throughout the world. St. Nicholas is the patron saint of multiple diverse groups including children. In many countries, children await anxiously for the morning of December 6th to see if St. Nicholas visited them during the night.

For more information about St. Nicholas go to this link.

Collect for the Feast of St Nicholas:

Heavenly Father, shepherd of your people, we thank you for your servant Nicholas, who was faithful in the care and nurture of your flock; and we pray that, following his example and the teaching of his holy life, we may by your grace grow into the full stature of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen

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