Happy St. Nicholas Day Dec. 6. Joyful226

 
Happy St. Nicholas Day Dec. 6.  Joyful226
The true story of Santa Claus begins with Saint Nicholas, who was born during the third century in the village of Patara. At the time the area was Greek and is now on the southern coast of Turkey. His wealthy parents, who raised him to be a devout Christian, died in an epidemic while Nicholas was still young. Obeying Jesus' words to "sell what you own and give the money to the poor," Nicholas used his whole inheritance to assist the needy, the sick, and the suffering. He dedicated his life to serving God and was made Bishop of Myra while still a young man. Bishop Nicholas became known throughout the land for his generosity to those in need, his love for children, and his concern for sailors and ships. Under the Roman Emperor Diocletian, who ruthlessly persecuted Christians, Bishop Nicholas suffered for his faith, was exiled and imprisoned. The prisons were so full of bishops, priests, and deacons, there was no room for the real criminals—murderers, thieves, and robbers. After his release, Nicholas attended the Council of Nicaea in AD 325. He died December 6, AD 343 in Myra and was buried in his cathedral church, where a unique relic, called manna, formed in his grave. This liquid substance, said to have healing powers, fostered the growth of devotion to Nicholas. The anniversary of his death became a day of celebration, St. Nicholas Day, December 6th (December 19 on the Julian Calendar). Where in many countries children set their shoes outside their door for St. Nicholas to fill with candies and gifts. Through the centuries many stories and legends have been told of St. Nicholas' life and deeds. These accounts help us understand his extraordinary character and why he is so beloved and revered as protector and helper of those in need. For more on this Patron St. of about everyone here is a web site to some of his stories. http://www.stnicholascenter.org/pages/who-is-st-nicholas/ below is a web site to the list of all the ones this wonderful St. is a Patron to. http://www.stnicholascenter.org/pages/people/
Tags:
 
joyful226
created by: joyful226

Rate this picture:

  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

48 Votes.


Share this Blingee

  • Facebook Facebook
  • Myspace Myspace
  • Twitter Twitter
  • Tumblr Tumblr
  • Pinterest Pinterest
  • Share this Blingee, more options more...

Short Link to this page:

 

Competitions

Blingee stamps used

22 graphics were used to create this "happy st patricks day woman celtic" picture.
Rotation Background
winter image dubravka
amon @ "ST. Nicholas"
amon @ "ST. Nicholas"
white twinkles
pink
Tiny Blue Dots Background  **db**
Gold Glitter
*transparent sparkles:)
bb..
horse,carriage,troyka2  dubravka
christmas candle-mystique1155
snow
gold-set #3  ove / swAnnA
wreath
Christmas -BT
holly
Christmas presents red green holly
Basket Of Holly Berries  ;-}
holly cardinal border red right
RAMCIA  FRAME GLITTER  BORDER
Gold Glitter
 
 

Comments

dubravka4

dubravka4 says:

3108 days ago
maravilloso5*********
HAPPY NEW YEAR!besos dubravka

AriyAriy

AriyAriy says:

3109 days ago
________________________________
Thank You For Puting This In My Group
________________________________
╔═══╗──╔╗
║╔══╝─╔╝╚╗
║╚══╦═╩╗╔╬══╦═╦══╗
╚══╗║══╣║║╔╗║╔╣══╣
╔══╝╠══║╚╣╔╗║║╠══║
╚═══╩══╩═╩╝╚╩╝╚══╝
۩۩۩JESUS Fun Fan Group۩۩۩
pennysworld

pennysworld says:

3110 days ago
wonderful
yourlovestoryastrology

yourlovestory... says:

3114 days ago
Dear Connie, Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to a wonderful & talented friend! Thanks so much for your Christmas blingee it is gorgeous :) :). I love this St. Nick artwork, fantastic!
http://bln.gs/b/23u6y0
blinker1968

blinker1968 says:

3130 days ago
___$$$$$$$$______$$$$$$$$$
_$$$$$$$$$$$$__$$$$§§(¯`v¯)$$
$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$(¯`(?)¯)$$$
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$(_.^._)$$$
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $(¯`v)$$$$$$$$
_$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$(¯`(?)¯)$$$$$
___$$$$$$$$$$$$$$(_.^._)$$
_____ _$$$$$$(¯`v¯)$$$$$$
________$$$(¯`(?)¯)$$$$
___________$(_.^._)$$
__________ __$$$$$$
______________$$__

DO YOU WANT YOUR BLINGEE TO BE THE ICON OF THE GROUP ?

http://blingee.com/group/50694/topic/90270-FLOWER-LOVERS-Contest-group-icon-JANUARY

aneczka1

aneczka1 says:

3130 days ago
Splendid!!
te-row

te-row says:

3130 days ago
klasse 5+ 
schönen abend  
soave

soave says:

3132 days ago
5★
(¯`·.·´¯) (¯`·.·´¯)
`·.¸(¯`·.·´¯)¸ .·
×°× ` ·.¸.·´ ×°×
Bellissimo!!!

Would you like to comment?

Join Blingee (for a free account),
Login (if you are already a member).

Our Partners:
FxGuru: Special Effects for Mobile Video