St. Nicholas of Myra

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Robert Lentz
Bridge Building Icons
Burlington, Vermont, USA
1986
Print laminated on wood
4 1/2 × 6 1/4 inches
In the Eastern Church, St. Nicholas is considered the canon—the "measuring stick"—for bishops. He is not remembered because he was an exceptional administrator, but because he made the Christian faith believable for people of his time by living it himself radically and profoundly. Legends surround his life, all pointing to his love for others, especially for the poor and afflicted.