Holy Family in Dayton Celebrates the Feast of St. Nicholas
The children of our apostolate in Dayton, Ohio, celebrated the feast of Saint Nicholas during the Advent season with a visit of the Saintly Bishop. Crafts and fun were enjoyed by all in celebrating the real Saint Nicholas of Bari, Bishop of Myra.
St. Nicholas was born at Parara, a city of Lycia in Asia Minor; in his youth he made a pilgrimage to Egypt and Palestine; shortly after his return he became Bishop of Myra; cast into prison during the persecution of Diocletian, he was released after the accession of Constantine, and was present at the Council of Nicaea. In 1087 Italian merchants stole his body at Myra, bringing it to Bari in Italy.
December 9, 2014