Mo’ than ho ho ho: Happy St. Nicholas’s Day

St. Nicholas is very cool, and today is his feast day in some countries, which is cause of gift-giving. He is associated with sailors, harbors, brides, children and sundry others due to miracles associated with the fourth-century bishop from Asia Minor. A people’s saint, and quite the pastor in life I gather.

The Wikipedia article is a good place to learn more about him.

Ukrainian icon of St. Nicholas. Source: Wikipedia

By Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.


  1. What cracks me up is what he’s wearing in the picture. With that conehead hat and polka-dot muumuu he’s a dead ringer for Zippy the Pinhead. Guess he only broke out he red and white attire at Xmas.

    Seems to me, Beauty Tips for Ministers ought to issue a warning about this.

  2. *snerk* My co-worker tells me that her Romanian husband says that it is traditional to slaughter a pig on St. Nicholas Day. Then again, he may just like pork that much.

    Speaking of pork, have you seen the chicken fried bacon video? I simply do not understand how Texas has any population at all. I mean, given the state’s tendency to make sure that its best and brightest leave, its aptitude for alienating people, and now this example of the way its residents eat (and presumably keel over dead from a heart attack), how is there anyone left? Maybe that’s why they’re tracking the children with RFID tags, to make sure that the ones that are left don’t escape.

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