The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you Peace. (Numbers 6: 24-26)

Monday, December 6, 2010

The Feast of St. Nicholas

Almighty God, who in thy love didst give to thy servant Nicholas of Myra a perpetual name for deeds of kindness both on land and sea:  Grant, we pray thee, that thy CHurch may never cease to work for the happiness of children, the safety of sailors, the relief of the poor, and the help of those tossed by tempests of doubt or grief; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.
Today is the Feast of St. Nicholas, the template upon which our western characters Santa Claus, Father Christmas, Chris Kringle, etc are based.  For more information about Nicholas, try this link on New Advent.

Happy Advent!

Fr. Michael+

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