Today, december 6 th, is the death anniversary of saint nicholas, who passed on nearly 1700 years ago in either 345 or 352 ad, yet santa claus lives onamong catholics and other fellow christians, a great debate rages whether children should be introduced to santa claus or not, with strong arguments put forth from the pro and anti camps. By this starry tunnel santa claus manages – like the skylark – to be true to the kindred points of heaven and home (“the two curates” manalive) children are grateful when santa claus puts in their stockings gifts of toys or sweets. Plenty of christians are sick and tired of the commercialization of christmas, and understandably so, and excoriate the santa claus mythos but i feel they're throwing out the grandfather with the bathwater in an attempt to save the baby, or christ child.
Many people think that santa claus is st nicholas in disguise actually the two figures have nothing in common except the name. Til that saint nicholas, the bassist for santa claus, was the patron saint of prostitutes, sailors, and repentant thieves, among other things and i was like i want to hear that music. There are two ways to address santa claus in ukraine, he can go by the name of svyatyy mykolay, which is saint nicholas (also spelled sviatyij mykolai) or by did moroz, which means father frost if you are planning a visit to ukraine at christmastime, it might be a good idea to learn a little bit. Not believing in santa claus is like not believing in jesus or george washington at least inasmuch as all three are actual historical persons who lived on earth at least inasmuch as all three are actual historical persons who lived on earth.
It’s a sight to see: a real, live santa claus on his knees, hands folded, inclining his head reverently toward statues of the holy family this is how one virginia man celebrates christmas. Seal: the love of nicholas kept his cult alive up until the late 18th century in manhattan, where a re-versioning of santa claus occurred the name santa claus is an american accented version of the dutch sinterklaas st nicholas and santa claus are the same person, but many people don't realize that. Santa claus in the church discussion in 'general theology' started by walkin2e, dec 13, 2004.
St nicholas' episcopate at myra during the fourth century is really all that appears indubitable authentic, according to alban butler, an english roman catholic priest from the 1700s this is not for lack of material, beginning with the life attributed to the monk who died in 847 as st methodius, patriarch of constantinople. Others will say that telling a kid about santa claus is the same as a work of fiction read to the child, but without telling them it isn’t real truths can be conveyed in different ways and telling a myth, a legend, or a story isn’t lying, but is trying to convey a deeper reality about some truth. The reason behind the institution of santa claus or father christmas discussion in 'the lord's table - liberal catholics' started by colin, dec 6, 2017.
Meet christian singles in santa claus, indiana online & connect in the chat rooms dhu is a 100% free dating site to find single christians. This custom in england is not a survival from catholic times it was popularized in america by the dutch protestants of new amsterdam who converted the popish saint into a nordic magician (santa claus = sint klaes = saint nicholas) and was introduced into this country by bret harte. I met this catholic man in ohio two years ago all year long he prepares things to give to others at christmas he also acts as st nicholas, who is mis-named santa clausthe pastor at his parish gives him a small building where he works all year to prepare for the christmas season so you might say that st nicholas or santa claus still is practicing catholic love. “santa claus is coming to town” again – first off it’s way too freaking early to be talking about any of this, isn’t it i mean, i’m not an expert in all things santa claus, but doesn’t santa need snow and ice to ride and land a sled on.
The intention of the santa claus story isn't to tell a lie it can be presented in a way that's not healthy however how i do it with my kids, we teach them that santa claus is a fictitious representation of a fourth century catholic bishop st nicholas. Say, ‘yes, santa claus is for real but his real name is saint nicholas and he was a great bishop and all the stuff about the jolly red fat man in the suit, that’s for fun but there really was a santa claus and we know the real santa claus. Santa claus's best free dating site 100% free online dating for santa claus singles at mingle2com our free personal ads are full of single women and men in santa claus looking for serious relationships, a little online flirtation, or new friends to go out with. Indiana santa claus catholic singles we offer a truly catholic environment, thousands of members, and highly compatible matches based on your personality, shared faith, and lifestyle.
(santa claus is a dutch version of the name st nicholas) catholics are free to allow their children to believe in santa claus if they wish, but it might be more appropriate to refer to him as st nicholas. Virginia o'hanlon eventually did learn the truth about santa claus, of course how did she turn out once she discovered the truth she grew up to be an educator throughout her life o'hanlon continued to foster belief in santa claus by sending copies of francis church's editorial to the admirers who sent her letters. Is santa claus a religious figure santa claus is a figure that represents a christian holiday other things that can represent christmas: pine trees, snowflakes, egg nog, gingerbread men, presents wrapped in red and green paper, stockings on fireplaces. St nicholas church is part of the catholic denomination of churches it is located in the city of santa claus, indiana at p obox 351 we currently estimate that there are 3 churches in santa claus of which 1 are of the catholic denomination.