Pugnacious Santa: The Day of St. Nicholas St. Nick was a bishop who slapped in the face The man who would dare the Lord Jesus disgrace, Spreading lies on which all the heretics dine Who say that the Son is not fully divine. St. Nick deserves more than our cookies and milk, For bravely he fought against Arian ilk. So give him your honor on this, his saint day And from true confession do not go astray.
There are many stories and legends about St. Nicholas, some of which you can read about here. This poem refers to my personal favorite, when the St. Nicholas, the Bishop of Myra, punched the heretic Arius in the face because this false teacher denied the full divinity of Jesus. A blessed day of St. Nick to you all!
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