Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Saint Nicholas

          Nicholas 
Bishop of Myra 
Defender of Orthodoxy
Wonderworker 
Holy Hierarch

Born c. 270 AD 
(the Ides of March) 
in Patar, Lycia, Asia Minor

Reposed December 6, 345 AD 
in Myra, Lycia

6 comments:

Marfa said...

Wishing you a good feast of St. Nicholas! I went to the Greek church this morning...it is so beautiful...mosaics on the ceiling.

DebD said...

That doesn't look like an icon of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker. It looks a bit more like St. Nikolai Velimirović. In any event... happy St. Nicholas Day.

Pom Pom said...

Wonderworker. I like that.

GretchenJoanna said...

Debbi, thanks so much for pointing that out to me! I have replaced the image with one of the actual saint whose day it is. The first one, as I checked back on it, was of St. Nicholas Zichka. I should be more careful.

Daniel said...

Thanks for stopping by me old blog. I'm enjoying yours now. My mouth is agape at your reading lists. I didn't know such books even existed! My world just got brighter. -Daniel

DebD said...

oh... I like that icon of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker. The colors are quite comforting. I know I read somewhere an explanation on why Christ and the Theotokos are over his shoulder, but I can't remember which blog it came from.