Sunday, December 06, 2015

Does Anyone Remember St. Nicholas Day?

Fellow blogger Churchmouse Campanologist posted a lengthy history of St. Nicholas Bishop of Myra, c. 342  and his feast day, December 5.

Myra is in modern day Turkey. Wikipedia has this picture of St. Nicholas' original tomb in Myra,



St. Nicholas Day is rarely celebrated in the Episcopal church, but there is a traditional prayer for the day one can find on the lectionary pages,
Almighty God, who in thy love didst give to thy servant Nicholas of Myra a perpetual name for deeds of kindness on land and sea: Grant, we pray thee, that thy Church may never cease to work for the happiness of children, the safety of sailors, the relief of the poor, and the help of those tossed by tempests of doubt or grief; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
For more details, go to the Churchmouse's site. As for me, I will put our St. Nicholas ornament on the tree today.



6 comments:

  1. Pewster,
    Why are you posting this at 3am? By the way, the feast day of St. Nicholas is always on the church calendar for December 6th but celebrated on December 5th this year because December 6th falls on Sunday.

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    1. Who can sleep when St. Nicholas is on his way?

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  2. Pewster,
    Are you on a sleep fast during Advent or will you soon be fast asleep?

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    1. St. Nicholas was good to me yesterday. I should be able to sleep well tonight!

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  3. Thank you for the mention -- much appreciated! Pleased that my post struck a chord.

    I like your tree ornament.

    Churchmouse

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