St. Nicholas - Poster A3 (STP751X)
A3 laminated (encapsulated) poster.
Printed on gloss coated paper then laminated (encapsulated) for durability.
Dimensions: A3 29.7 cms x 42 cms (11 3/4" x 16 1/2").
Details of the Saint's Feast day is printed at the top of the poster.
St. Nicholas, Bishop. Feastday 6th December.
Born in the 4th Century in Turkey (Asia Minor) he became Bishop of Myra
and is honoured in both the Western and Eastern churches.
As early as
the 6th Century a church was built in his honour in Constantinople.
Although little historical evidence is known of him he was loved for his
generosity which gave rise to the custom of gift giving in December
associated with him, hence the name Santa Claus for Saint Nicholas.
He is also associated with saving sailors from a violent shipwreck
during a storm in the Mediterranean. He is known as the patron saint of
sailors and children.
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