Monday, December 21, 2009

St. Nicholas of Myra

I am being followed by the spirit of St. Nicholas.

First I heard of my home church in Oregon--Presbyterian no less--celebrating St. Nicholas in an Advent pageant; second, I am on the plane going out to OR, and the National Geographic special on tv on the plane: St. Nicholas of Myra, and the re-discovery of his bones; third: heard St. Nicholas of Myra's story by and through the music of Benjamin Britten, a favorite composer of mine.

St. Nicholas was patron saint of sailors, of people with disabilities, and children.

Fourteen hundred year old saint.

Happy birthday, or anniversary, or feast day, St. Nick!


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