Saint Nicholas ;, also called Nikolaos of Myra, was a historic 4th-century Christian saint and Greek Bishop of Myra, in Asia Minor.
Anatolia, in geography known as Asia Minor, Asian Turkey, Anatolian peninsula, or Anatolian plateau, is the westernmost protrusion of Asia, which makes up the majority of modern-day Turkey.
A saint, also historically known as a hallow, is a term used for a person who is recognized as having an exceptional degree of holiness or likeness to God.
Myra was an ancient Greek town in Lycia where the small town of Kale is today, in the present-day Antalya Province of Turkey.
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Because of the many miracles attributed to his intercession, he is also known as Nikolaos the Wonderworker.
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Intercession or intercessory prayer is the act of praying to a deity on behalf of others.
A miracle is an event not explicable by natural or scientific laws.
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His reputation evolved among the faithful, as was common for early Christian saints, and his legendary habit of secret gift-giving gave rise to the traditional model of Santa Claus through Sinterklaas.
Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, Kris Kringle, Father Christmas, or simply Santa, is a legendary figure of Western Christian culture who is said to bring gifts to the homes of well-behaved children on Christmas Eve and the early morning hours of Christmas Day.
The historical Saint Nicholas is commemorated and revered among far more Christian sects than just Orthodox Christians.
The Anglican, Lutheran, and Catholic Churches revere him.
Anglicanism is a tradition within Christianity comprising the Church of England and churches which are historically tied to it or hold similar beliefs, worship practices and church structures.
Lutheranism is a major branch of Protestant Christianity which identifies with the theology of Martin Luther, a German friar, ecclesiastical reformer and theologian.
Catholicism is a term which in its broadest sense refers to the beliefs and practices of Christian denominations that describe themselves as catholic.
In addition, some Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, and other Reformed churches have been named in honor of Saint Nicholas.
Baptists are individuals who comprise a group of Christian denominations and churches that subscribe to a doctrine that baptism should be performed only for professing believers, and that it must be done by complete immersion.
Methodism, or the Methodist movement, is a group of historically related denominations of Protestant Christianity which derive their inspiration from the life and teachings of John Wesley.
Calvinism is a major branch of Protestantism that follows the theological tradition and forms of Christian practice of John Calvin and other Reformation-era theologians.
Saint Nicholas is the patron saint of sailors, merchants, archers, repentant thieves, children, brewers, pawnbrokers and students in various cities and countries around Europe.
A patron saint, patroness saint, patron hallow or heavenly protector is a saint who in Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy is regarded as the heavenly advocate of a nation, place, craft, activity, class, clan, family or person.
A pawnbroker is an individual or business that offers secured loans to people, with items of personal property used as collateral.
The historical Saint Nicholas, as known from strict history: He was born at Patara, Lycia in Asia Minor.
Lycia was a geopolitical region in Anatolia in what are now the provinces of Antalya and Muğla on the southern coast of Turkey, and Burdur Province inland.
In his youth he made a pilgrimage to Egypt and the Palestine area.
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Shortly after his return he became Bishop of Myra and was later cast into prison during the persecution of Diocletian.
The Diocletianic or Great Persecution was the last and most severe persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire.
He was released after the accession of Constantine and was present at the Council of Nicaea.
In 1087, Italian merchants took his body from Myra, bringing it to Bari in Italy.
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