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Greece’s Unique ”Floating” Monastery of Saint Nicholas

The floating monastery of Saint Nicholas (Agios Nikolaos) in Porto Lagos, Xanthi in northern Greece is a unique religious monument

The Magnificent Church of Saint Nicholas at Syros Island, Greece

The Church of Saint Nicholas, a magnificent church in Ermoupolis, the capital of Syros island, took 22 years to build. Overlooking the Cycladic island, Saint Nicholas' construction began in 1848, according to the designs of a Greek architect named G. Metaxas....

This Christmas Tell Your Children the Real Santa Claus Story

Behind today’s mythical Santa Claus from the North Pole, is a real saint – St. Nicholas. How he came to be today’s gift-giving jolly figure from the North Pole is a fascinating story all by itself.  By Lisa Bitel Santa Claus...

The Real Face of Saint Nicholas — or Santa Claus — Recreated

Despite the many myths surrounding some Christmas figures, certain legendary figures are actually rooted in history, and Saint Nicholas, otherwise known as Santa Claus, is one of them. Elected as Bishop of Myra, in Asia Minor, in the fourth century...

The Historical Origins of Santa Claus, or St. Nicholas

The world knows Santa Claus as the symbol of Christmas, who brings kids toys, but he is actually a modernized version of Saint Nicholas, the devoted Greek bishop who lived in the fourth century in the Lycian town of...

Saint Nicholas Shrine Hits Record-Breaking $95 Million Fundraising Total

The Friends of Saint Nicholas announced on Monday that the total of the fundraising on behalf of the Shrine has reached $95 million.

FAITH Endowment Offers $2.57 Million Grant for St. Nicholas Shrine

FAITH, an Endowment for Orthodoxy and Hellenism, has issued a grant of $2.57 million towards St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church

Saint Nicholas of Porto Lagos, Greece's Unique ''Floating Monastery"

The monastery of Saint Nicholas (Agios Nikolaos) in Porto Lagos, Xanthi in Thrace is a unique religious monument, not simply because of its location but also due to the serenity and beauty which surround it. The small monastery, which is...

Magical Scenes of Naoussa's Snow-Covered St. Nicholas Park

Majestic nature scenes have been captured by photographers all over Greece as successive weather fronts swept during the first week of 2019 brought freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall to every corner of the land. A new drone video showing the pristine...

Turkish Archaeologists Claim they Found St Nicholas Burial Site

Archaeologists in Turkey have made a discovery which could settle a century-old debate and disappoint millions of children around the world. They have unearthed what they say is likely the tomb of the original Santa Claus, or Saint Nicholas, beneath...