St. Nicholas, bishop of Myra, visited our Godly Play classrooms on Dec. 7, and left a treat for each of our Young Saints. In their treat packet was a card with a prayer asking God to give them a heart of charity and generosity like St. Nicholas had, and a
desire to share what they have with others; and three gold candy coins, to remind them of the story of how St. Nicholas secretly threw bags of gold coins into stockings hanging in a poor man’s house, providing a dowry that enabled
the man’s daughters get married.
St. Nicholas was born during the third century in what is now Turkey. 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. Nicholas attended the Council of Nicaea in AD 325, and died on Dec. 6, AD 343 in Myra. The Feast of St. Nicholas is celebrated in the Church on the anniversary of his death.
For more information about St. Nicholas, visit the St. Nicholas Center.