St. Nicholas Classic Sources

The oldest surviving accounts from the 5th century, the oldest complete 9th century biography, thirteen stories from The Golden Legend, contemporary source material on the Translation of the Relics, and more.

Saint Nicolas
Wood block illumination from a Book of Hours, Paris, France, 1507
St Nicholas Center Collection
Stratelatis or Military Officers
Anonymous Greek account from around AD 400
Encomium of St. Nicholas of Myra 
by Andrew of Crete, early 8th century
The Life of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker
by Michael the Archimandrite, 9th century
Vita Compilata: The Collected Life of Nicholas of Myra
Anonymous, 9th - 10th century
The Life of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker
selections by Symeon the Metaphrast, ca 912
The Life of St. Nicholas the Bishop
thirteen stories from The Golden Legend by Jacobus de Voragine, 1275
Saint Nicholas, Confessor, Archbishop of Myra 
by the Rev. Alban Butler, 1756-59, 1866 edition
Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia
from The Prologue from Ohrid: Lives of Saints (ca 1940)
Translation of Saint Nicholas
Earliest account, written by Nicephorus immediately after the arrival in Bari, May 9, 1087
Translation of Saint Nicholas
13th Century anonymous Greek account
Traditional Stories & Legends
Life of St. Nicholas shown in images
Modern Miracles
More Stories & Poems

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