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This very well-painted icon depicts one of the miracles traditionally attributed to St. Nikolai/Nicholas of Myra:

The title inscription at the base identifies it:

It reads: 657 more words

Blessed Saint Architeuthis - Skot Olsen

Did you know that a squid has three hearts?  This is possibly one of my favourite facts.  Simply because it is quite difficult to work in to a conversation how many hearts a squid has.  671 more words


The Story of Christmas Is a Chorus, Not a Carol

   By David D. Judson – Re-Blogged From Stratfor

In light of the Christmas holiday celebrated in several parts of the world on Dec. 25, Stratfor is running this analysis originally published in 2015. 1,741 more words

Foreign Policy

The Places and Faces of St. Nicholas: St. Nick's Not-So-Final Resting Place? Part 3 (Pic of the Day 2017-12-26)

“Santa is dead; I have been to all three of his tombs!” That tongue-in-cheek potential presentation title is the idea of beloved former student, now-former colleague, and fine scholar, J Mark Nicovich. 1,431 more words


Christmas Tweet of the Year

*sees Santa at the mall*

Me: “Homoousios or Homoiousios?”

Him: “What?”

Me: “You’re not the real St. Nicholas.”

(Thanks, Nathan White. Hilarious!)


Advent Musings

5th of December 2017:

Advent has just begun, filling the air with anticipation and excitement. Tomorrow is St. Nicholas day, and tonight the eve when legend tells us he comes to homes throughout the world, leaving gifts for the little children. 585 more words