Monday, October 25, 2021

Saint Nicholas, Bishop – Feast Day – December 6

The Memorial of Saint Nicholas, Bishop

Saint Nicholas, Bishop is the Patron Saint of Russia

Saint Nicholas Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization Date, Matrimony/Holy Orders, Bishops who became Saints

Saint Nicholas, Bishop brief life History

Date of Birth 15 March 270
Country of Birth Turkey in Europe
Profession Bishop of Myra
Place of Work Myra, Lycia in Turkey
Date of Death 6 December 343 (aged 73)
Place of Death Myra, Lycia in Turkey
Feast Day December 6
Beatification By Pre-Congregation
Canonization By Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of Russia

Saint Nicholas Feast Day Short life History

Saint Nicholas the patron Saint of Russia, was born toward the end of the third century.

His uncle, the Archbishop of Myra in Lycia, ordained him priest, and appointed him abbot of a monastery; and on the death of the archbishop he was elected to the vacant see.

Throughout his life he retained the bright and guileless manners of his early years, and showed himself the special protector of the innocent and the wronged.

Nicholas once heard that a person who had fallen into poverty intended to abandon his three daughters to a life of sin. Determined, if possible, to save their innocence, the Saint went out by night, and, taking with him a bag of gold, flung it into the window of the sleeping father and hurried off.

He, on awaking, deemed the gift a godsend, and with it dowered his eldest child. The Saint, overjoyed at his success, made like venture for the second daughter; but the third time as he stole away, the father, who was watching, overtook him and kissed his feet, saying: “Nicholas, why dost thou conceal thyself from me? Thou art my helper, and he who has delivered my soul and my daughters’ from hell.”

St. Nicholas is usually represented by the side of a vessel, wherein a certain man had concealed the bodies of his three children whom he had killed, but who were restored to life by the Saint.

He died in 342. His relics were translated in 1807, to Bari, Italy, and there, after fifteen centuries, “the manna of St. Nicholas” still flows from his bones and heals all kinds of sick.

Today’s Saint Nicholas Feast Day Quote:

Those who would enter heaven must be as little children, whose greatest glory is their innocence. Now, two things are ours to do: first, to preserve it in ourselves, or regain it by penance; secondly, to love and shield it in others.

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