Saint Nicholas

Saint Nicholas of Myra, also known as Nicholas of Bari, was an early Christian bishop of Greek descent from the maritime city of Myra in Asia Minor during the... Wikipedia

  • Born:  Traditionally 15 March 270, Patara, Lycia et Pamphylia, Roman Empire
  • Died:  Traditionally December 6, 343, Myra, Diocese of Asia, Roman Empire
  • Major shrine:  Basilica di San Nicola, Bari, Italy
  • Feast:  5/6 December in Western Christianity, 19 December in Eastern Christianity (main feast day – Saint Nicholas Day), 22 May [O.S. ]9 May (translation of relics)
  • Attributes:  Vested as a bishop. In Eastern Christianity, wearing an omophorion and holding a Gospel Book. Sometimes shown with Jesus Christ over one shoulder, holding a Gospel Book, and with the Theotokos over the other shoulder, holding an omophorion, holding three golden balls or coins
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