Veronese’s painting shows Nicholas’s consecration as bishop, as told in the Golden Legend. On the eve of the election of a new bishop at Myra, a voice revealed that a pious youth called Nicholas had been divinely chosen and would be the first to appear at the cathedral door in the morning.
Saint Nicholas. Nicholas (d. ca. 345-352), bishop of Myra in Asia Minor, whose body was exhumed and relocated to the Italian city of Bari in 1087. In the modern era, Saint Nicholas has been popularized as Santa Claus. But in Christian tradition, he is most celebrated for his miracles and secret gift giving.
Golden Legend Table of Contents Christian Iconography Home Page. St. Nicholas's most common attribute is a set of three golden balls. (See the description page for this image and the page explaining the iconography of St. Nicholas images.) VORAGINE'S ETYMOLOGY FOR THE NAME NICHOLAS.
The story of the sacred theft of the relics of St. Nicholas from Myra in 1087. Here beginneth the Life of S. Nicholas the Bishop. Nicholas is said of Nichos, which is to say victory, and of laos, people, so Nicholas is as much as to say as victory of people, that is, victory of sins, which be foul people.
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St. Nicholas, bringer of sweets, reaches Brussels 2 Min Read Saint Nicholas poses with a family during a traditional parade in central Brussels, Belgium December 3, 2016.
According to convention, the embassy temple was named after St Niolas, the patron saint of the Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, the monarch occupying the Russian throne at the time of the church's construction in 1914. Today, it is commonly known as simply “the Russian church”.
The Betrothal Legend in The Golden Legend. The Golden Legend, which derives its account from the much older Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew, recounts how, when Mary was 14 (and living in the Temple), the high priest gathered together all the male descendents of David of marriageable age (including Saint Joseph, though he was much older than the rest) and ordered them to bring a rod.