CHRISTMAS TALES - CHRISTMAS SAINTS

The Christmas Saints

ALL THE CHRISTMAS SAINTS AND ANGELS

All the Christmas Saints and Angels Work behind the scenes

AUSTRIA

In Austria St.

BOXING DAY

St. Stephen's Day

GOOD KING WENCESLAS

According to the legend the first of the Premysl was a plowman who married a Bohemian princess

JOY BRINGER, TOY BRINGER

Joy bringer Toy bringer

MASTER OF WIND AND TEMPEST

In Greece St. Nicholas or Nikolaos is the patron

OH SANTA CLAUS THE BELLS THE BELLS ARE CALLING

Oh Santa Claus the bells the bells are calling From town to town, where goodwill doth abide

PROTECTOR OF THE WEAK

In Russia St Nicholas is greatly revered

ST LUCIA'S DAY DECEMBER 13TH

ST LUCIA OF SYRACUSE Lucia was born to a noble and prosperous family in Syracuse on the island of Sicily.

ST NICHOLAS DAY

ST NICHOLAS DAY 6th DECEMBER NICHOLAS OF MYRA Nicholas was the Bishop of Myra, Lycia modern day Turkey.

ST STEPHEN'S DAY

STEPHEN THE MARTYR St. Stephen was one of the first seven deacons selected and specially ordained by the Apostles to

ST THOMAS DAY

THOMAS PATRON SAINT OF St Thomas the Apostle is the patron saint against doubt and of architects,

THE FEAST'S OF ST NICHOLAS

The feast of St Nicholas is widely celebrated though what they believe and the way it is

THE FESTIVAL OF SAN NICOLA

In Italy the big San Nicola festival commemorates the event of 1087 when the mortal remains of St.

THE LEGEND OF ST NICHOLAS THE RED SUITED SANTA Part one – Genesis of the Gift Giver

During this narrative I will be answering the eternal question which is all pervading during the festive season namely does Santa Claus really exist?

THE LEGEND OF ST NICHOLAS THE RED SUITED SANTA Part three – The literal St Nicholas

After the demise of the puritans in Europe and America the St Nicholas legend went from strength to strength.

THE LEGEND OF ST NICHOLAS THE RED SUITED SANTA Part two – Growth and Prohibition

In the eyes of the Catholic church, a saint is a person who’s lived such a holy life that even after death and their ascent to heaven they are still able to help the earth bound souls.

THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX SAINT

The Orthodox Church in Russia recognized St. Nicholas

THE SAINT AND THE BUTCHER

The saint and the butcher is a popular St Nicholas tale in northern France which is told every year before St Nicholas day.

THE SPECIAL CHILDREN'S SAINT

In Austria St. Nicholas is the special children's saint

THE TWELVE CHOSEN - DOUBTING THOMAS

St. Thomas is sometimes called Didymus the Twin or the Apostle of India or more often Doubting Thomas, he was a Jew and a carpenter and was one of the original twelve disciples chosen by Christ

THREE SAINTS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE - BELGIUM

Belgium is one of the few countries who celebrate more than one Christmas tradition within its borders.

REMEMBER, REMEMBER THE 21ST OF DECEMBER

Remember, Remember the 21 st of December St Thomas the apostle is about