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St. Nicholas of Myra (1294 Russian icon) from the Lipnya Church of St. Nicholas in Novgorod (Russia).  Image online, courtesy Wikimedia Commons.


Would you please tell her that you're
not really Santa Claus? That there
actually is no such person?

Dorey Walker
Miracle on 34th Street


Turns out, Mrs. Walker was wrong. There actually was such a person. His name was Nicholas of Myra. He lived in Asia Minor (now Turkey) in the 4th century.

Want to know about the true origins of Saint Nicholas (also known today as Santa Claus)? Join us on this virtual journey. You may learn a few things that surprise you.

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Author: Carole D. Bos, J.D. 5184stories and lessons created

Original Release: Dec 01, 2006

Updated Last Revision: Nov 09, 2016

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