Thursday, 6 December 2012
Who is the real father Christmas?
Anyhow we need to backdate Santa and relocate him into the fourth century when the original was a Bishop of Myra, one of the early attendees at Nicea in 325 AD. He was truly a remarkable man known for his generosity, gentleness and love of people. He was declared a saint by popular opinion and many miracles were associated with him in his life and after.
For further information here is the website: http://www.stnicholascenter.org/pages/home/ It makes interesting reading and a good way of further reclaiming Christmas and grounding it in Christian teaching.
The following is a sermon I gave in response to some concerns raised about our application for a Lottery Grant to renovate our church and ch...