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Relics of St. Nicholas, the 'Real' Santa Claus, leave Italy for the first time in 1000 years

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Relics of Saint Nicholas, the REAL Santa Claus, leave Italy for the first time in 1000 years

by Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D., via breitbart.com | Posted: 05-22-2017

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BARI, ITALY --- Relics of the fourth-century St. Nicholas, who inspired the beloved figure of Santa Claus, have left Italy for the first time in over 1000 years, arriving in Moscow for veneration by the Russian Orthodox Church.

The remains of St. Nicholas have been housed here in the southern Italian village of Bari since 1087 A.D., when they were brought over from present-day Turkey by a group of Italian-born merchants.

In what is being described as "an historic event," a "gesture of love and peace," and a "seed of ecuminism," relics of the saint have left Bari for the first time in more than 970 years, to be transferred to Moscow, where the sainted Bishop of Myra is particularly loved.

A 5" bone fragment from the saint's rib was deposited in a golden reliquary adorned with precious stones and bas reliefs that recount the life and miracles of Nicholas. The relic arrived in Moscow on a special flight from Italy on Sunday afternoon, and will remain there through this week before being transferred to St. Petersburg, and and eventually back to Bari.

The sharing of the relic is being touted as being fruit from the historic encounter between Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill in Cuba, just prior to the Pope's visit to Mexico City in February 2016.

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Santa  Kevin

What a blessed occasion and wonder-filled gift to the Russian Orthodox Church. I am sure is Holiness Patriarch Kirill is thrilled. May The peace of Our Blessed Saint bring all of the Orthodox Churches together, and the Spirit of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ be praised. +++

In His Love and Service,

His Humble and Unworthy Servant,

+Fr. Kevin J. Fletcher  aka Kris

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Michael Rielly

I have had the opportunity to be blessed with the Manna of St. Nicholas on three separate occasions. Each time it was a very emotional experience.

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Santa Ross

Interesting article. Color me suspect. I have been to a lot of churches thru out Europe and they a lot of them claim to have some sort of religious relic i.e. thorns from Christ crown during his crucification , pieces of the Ark etc. Maybe it really is a bone fragment from St. Nichols . Only God above really knows.

Just my 2 cents :m2c:

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Santa  Kevin
8 hours ago, Maui Santa said:

Interesting article. Color me suspect. I have been to a lot of churches thru out Europe and they a lot of them claim to have some sort of religious relic i.e. thorns from Christ crown during his crucification , pieces of the Ark etc. Maybe it really is a bone fragment from St. Nichols . Only God above really knows.

Just my 2 cents :m2c:

It's all a matter of faith... "Believing is Seeing"  As St. Nicholas is my Patron Saint, I know that the Roman Church is very careful when they claim an object is genuine. (just from past experience.

God Bless,

Kris

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Santa  Kevin
13 hours ago, Michael Rielly said:

I have had the opportunity to be blessed with the Manna of St. Nicholas on three separate occasions. Each time it was a very emotional experience.

What a Blessed opportunity, I would be thrilled to have had the chance.  Many Blessings my Brother in Christ Jesus

Kris

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Elf Without Jingles

And I gotta say, there hasn't been a more inspiring story since that October 9th, 1994 Unsolved Mysteries segment I watched about a few years ago, the one about Father Solanus Casey, who, for more than 50 years, was a simple church receptionist and doorman --- and who, some say, had the ability to intercede with God. According to the segment, a petition to bring Solanus to sainthood was supposed to come before the Vatican; nothing more has been heard regarding that petition since the October 1994 report.

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MyraNick
On 5/22/2017 at 7:49 PM, Michael Rielly said:

I have had the opportunity to be blessed with the Manna of St. Nicholas on three separate occasions. Each time it was a very emotional experience.

Blessed, indeed. May the Good Lord find me worthy of such a blessing, on day.

 

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Cedar Park Santa Bob
23 hours ago, Maui Santa said:

Interesting article. Color me suspect. I have been to a lot of churches thru out Europe and they a lot of them claim to have some sort of religious relic i.e. thorns from Christ crown during his crucification , pieces of the Ark etc. Maybe it really is a bone fragment from St. Nichols . Only God above really knows.

Just my 2 cents :m2c:

...... I don't discount anyone's right to an opinion ... or to be a skeptic .... but I have no issue with the relics of St. Nicholas as his life, death, and internment in Myra are real.  And I don't doubt the concern which led to the move of the saint's remains from Myra to Rome.  I'm not saying anything beyond that it seems plausible that these are the remains of St. Nicholas.  And the "manna" of St. Nicholas ... well ... that is fascinating in it's own right  ... http://www.stnicholascenter.org/pages/manna/

 

 

Edited by Cedar Park Santa Bob

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Nick Hudson

Although I'm not Catholic, I watched the manna blessing at the gathering at Santa Claus Indiana and it was special to so many people that I respect it.  I din't partake in it but I will remember it always.   

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Santa  Kevin

I am not Roman Catholic, but Greek Orthodox and we share in the wonder of St. Nicholas The Wonder-worker of Myra. What a Beautiful Experience it must have been.

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