Tag: Christmas

Behind the legend of Santa Claus exists a humble saint.

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

Celebrating Christ: Where was Jesus born?

The Christian gospels of Luke and Matthew have long described how Jesus was born in the town of Bethlehem in […]

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 […]

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 […]