December 20, 2006

St. Nicholas in Russia

(Walter Skold)

In Russia, St. Nicholas Day is according to a different calendar than Dec.6. This Interfax report explains a bit about Nickolas and the Russians:

For his modesty and kindness St. Nicholas gained love of ordinary people. Perhaps this is why he is so dear to Russian people and is the favorite saint in Russia. Churches dedicated to him are found in almost every Russian village and there is certainly no corner in Russia where he is unknown....

The winter Day of St. Nicholas is special for Interfax-Religion as two years ago today our website began its work to cover news of religious life.

We wholeheartedly greet our readers on the occasion of St. Nicholas Day, wishing you the help of this holy man of God in your every good initiative.

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