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 Saint Nicholas & the Nine Gold Coins

by Jim Forest, read by Chrissi Hart of Ancient Faith Radio

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Saint Nicholas & the Nine Gold Coins
 by Jim Forest
13:37 minutes

The figure of Saint Nicholas stands apart from nearly every other Christian saint: his fame spread across empires and generations to make him one of the most recognizable Christian saints in history. But the popular perception of Saint Nicholas today diverges greatly from his original veneration as a compassionate almsgiver and defender of the poor. Saint Nicholas has been reduced to the pop culture figure of Santa Claus, a jolly old man who brings presents to good little boys and girls. This book reacquaints those boys and girls with the authentic Santa Claus Nicholas, a man who found greatness not simply in spreading "good cheer," but in being a true icon of Jesus Christ in word and deed.

Read by Dr. Chrissi Hart, Readings from Under the Grapevine, that features Orthodox Christian books and other classic literature, Ancient Faith Radio. Used by permission.

Saint Nicholas & the Nine Gold Coins
by Jim Forest, St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, 2015.

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