Celebrating St. Nicholas: When Santa Went to Jail

Celebrating St. Nicholas: When Santa Went to Jail

The Nativity Fast has begun, and Christmas is just around the corner. Trees are soon to be decorated. Children around the world will make lists, check them twice and anxiously await the arrival of Santa Claus. However, parents beware! Jolly old St. Nick served time in prison. I’m not kidding!...

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What is Saint Nicholas Shrine and Why is it so Important to Rebuild?

What is Saint Nicholas Shrine and Why is it so Important to Rebuild?

Once rebuilt, Saint Nicholas, like the Parthenon that graces the Acropolis, has the potential to inspire millions for generations to come. The parish will continue to function as a parish of the Archdiocese and it will also be a National Shrine on hallowed ground. It will shine as a spiritual...

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Saint Nicholas the Wonder Worker

Saint Nicholas the Wonder Worker

Saint Nicholas is the beloved and gentle face of Christmas for many people. This saint was born in the province of Lycia in the city of Patara which is in the southern part of Asia Minor. His parents had been childless until the infant Nicholas was born.  Nonna, his mother,...

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Saint Nicolas Inspires Us, Ο Aγιος Νικόλαος Mας Eμπνέει

Saint Nicolas Inspires Us, Ο Aγιος Νικόλαος Mας Eμπνέει

  Ο άγιος Νικόλαος μας εμπνέει Ο άγιος Νικόλαος είναι απο τις άγιες μορφές της εκκλησίας μας που έχουν την δύναμη να εμπνεύσουν τους ανθρώπους κάθε εποχής προβάλλοντας τις αξίες με τις οποίες έζησε και μεγαλούργησε εν Χριστώ. Κάποιες απο αυτές παρουσιάζουμε σ αυτή την εκπομπή. Saint Nicolas inspires us...

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Three Reasons Believing in Santa Helps Kids

Three Reasons Believing in Santa Helps Kids

I’ve always liked Christmas, and I’ve always loved Santa.  He was the one I could count on for years to hear my prayers.  It sounds terrible to write that now at my age, but when I was a four, he was the closest thing to Jesus that I could possibly...

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Santa Claus vs Saint Nicholas

Santa Claus vs Saint Nicholas

Have you been good?  Is Santa coming to your house? Or do you favor St. Nicholas over the jolly man in red?  Listen as Fr. Chris Metropulos speaks with Kristine Kallimani, a licensed Mental Health Counselor and an associate of the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute (OCCI,) as they discuss the...

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December 6th Onward: Karavaki – Christmas Boats

December 6th Onward: Karavaki – Christmas Boats

As St Nicholas is the patron saint of sailors and the Greek navy – as well as students, merchants, pawnbrokers, and children – an old custom which originated from the Greek islands is the Karavaki, little boats. From 6th December (the saint’s feastday) onwards, families decorate small model boats/ships with...

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Keep Christ in Christmas

Keep Christ in Christmas

Are you struggling to keep Christ in Christmas? Has Santa Claus choked out the memory of St. Nicholas?  Today we speak with Carol Myers,a co-founder of the St Nicholas Center a website offering all the information you’d ever want to know about how St. Nicholas and Santa Claus are remembered...

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December 6: Saint Nicholas Traditions

December 6: Saint Nicholas Traditions

During the Advent period, a great saint of the Church is celebrated – Saint Nicholas. Saint Nicholas is the patron saint of sailors, and he is commemorated on 6th December (19th December, Old Calendar). He is also the patron saint of Greece, and the patron saint for students, merchants, pawnbrokers,...

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Celebrating St. Nicholas: When Santa Went to Jail

Celebrating St. Nicholas: When Santa Went to Jail

The Nativity Fast has begun and Christmas is just around the corner. Trees are soon to be decorated. Children around the world will make lists, check them twice and anxiously await the arrival of Santa Claus. However, parents beware! Jolly old St. Nick served time in prison. I’m not kidding!...

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