Once upon a time, long ago, there was a young man called Nicholas. He was good and kind – in particular he was generous. Nicholas was a Christian and because he was such a good man and respected by many people he was made a bishop. Later, people called him a saint – Saint Nicholas.
About St Nicholas - Day 1
Nicholas was born, probably around 275 AD, in the town of Patara. At that time the people who lived there were Greek. Today Patara is in Turkey.
Patara was a busy sea port. St Paul passed through it on his final journey to Jerusalem (Acts 21:1).
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