Sunday, November 12, 2006

Joshua with Saint Nicholas

(posted by mommy)

This is me with Santa Clause. He is also know as Saint Nicholas, the patron saint of Byzantine Catholic Churches.

Saint Nick was a Bishop. There was a girl who was too poor to have a dowry for marriage but she wanted to be married. So Saint Nick collected the money and threw it into the house so she could be married and she was. Then he collected more money for each sister and did the same. From his giving to the poor and collecting almsgiving, the tradition has passed down to give gifts to the poor at Christmas as well as giving small gifts to those we love.

1 comment:

Yaya said...

What a cutie! I think Joshua is a bit leery of this Santa. . . I think he knows something we don't know.