Category: Christmas

The Nativity of Jesus in Byzantine art.

There is no doubt that the Christ Pantocrator, Marian art and the passion of Christ are some of the most […]

Celebrating Christ: Where was Jesus born?

In this nativity scene by Giotto, Jesus is placed in a manger, underneath a roofed structure set into a rocky […]

Remembering Dean Martin on Christmas Day.

With today being the anniversary of his death, let us remember one of the greatest artists of show business, the […]

The Christmas Truce of 1914.

As Christmas approached in the year 1914, loved ones back home and the soldiers on the front lines had thought […]

The relics of St. Nicholas: From Myra to Bari and across Europe.

The remains of St. Nicholas, who is believed to be the inspiration behind our modern-day Santa Claus, are buried in […]

Christmas Day, Rome, 800 AD

In the great basilica of St. Peter’s, Rome, Pope Leo III celebrated mass. It was meant to be like any […]

Behind the legend of Santa Claus exists a humble saint.

St. Nicholas deserves his place amongst humanities most kindest, gentlest, generous and loving individuals to have walked this earth. It […]