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St. Nicholas To Santa Claus

Modern Santa

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas everywhere you go. People are rushing around anguishing over what Christmas gifts to buy. The mall parking lots are jammed with short-tempered people. There’s a buying frenzy albeit subdued this year due to the economy. There are office parties to go to if you happen to work in an office.

Victorian Santa Claus

Wikipedia has quite a lengthy Article on the origins of Santa Clause . It’s been quite a long historical journey from historical figure combined with ancient and modern myth or folklore.

St. Nicholas of Myra

St. Nicholas, a Byzantine Orthodox Bishop who lived in the ancient world in what is now Turkey which was part of the Byzantine Empire (as is described in the Wikipedia Article) was noted for his philanthropy and charitable works. I believe him to be the original Santa. While gift giving during this season is a ritual expression of our caring for friends and family, we should keep in mind the true meaning of the Christmas Season.

It’s about cherishing your family and friends, spending time with them and celebrating them. It is also about remembering those who are less fortunate than us, a time dedicated to focusing on them hopefully carrying that goodwill toward them throughout the rest of the year. My prayer is that humanitarianism is expressed through charitable deeds during this season. I believe these are true expressions of the Christ consciousness.

Let’s also not forget when we think of those who have gone before us into the Afterlife that they will draw near to us. This does not just happen at Christmas time. They always draw near when we think of them. Some cultures set a plate out at the dinner table on Christmas Eve symbolizing an invitation for those family in the Hereafter to join in. I certainly am very aware of those who have gone before at Christmas and New Year’s Eve. The more the merrier I always say.

This time of year makes me think on these things. Happy Holidays whatever you celebrate this time of year.

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