St. Nicholas

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Traditional Stories & Legends

The life of Nicholas, along with early and later associated miracles, are told in basic re-tellings. These thirty-eight stories, drawn from ancient sources, Orthodox tradition, and The Golden Lengend, form the core of the St. Nicholas tradition. Many of them are included in the interactive story painting, Life & Miracles of Saint Nicholas.

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Interactive Story Painting

        Life of Nicholas
        Early Miracles
        Later Miracles

 Stories included in the story painting, Life & Miracles of Saint Nicholas

Life of Nicholas
 Answer to Prayer: Nicholas' Birth
 Boyhood: Tragedy Strikes death of parents
 Three Impoverished Maidens or The Story of the Dowries
 Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
 How Nicholas Became A Bishop selection and consecration
 Nicholas and the Temple of Artemis
 Famine Relief or the Miracle of the Grain
 Bishop Nicholas Loses His Cool (At the Council of Nicaea)
 Where Was Nicholas? sleeping or dreaming at the Council of Nicaea
 Righter of Wrongs saving three innocents
 The Emperor Dreams the three generals
 Tax Relief for Myra
 Grace Received: the Death of Nicholas
 A Second Home: the Translation of the Relics
 Divine Approval bestowed by Jesus and Mary the Blessed Mother

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Early Miracles
 The First Miracle healing a withered hand
 Fire Did Not Consume baby in the bath
 Come Out! expelling demons
 Demons, Be Gone! expelling demon from cypress tree
 Kidnapped! the golden cup
 The Sailors' Friend saving a ship
 The Evil Butcher children in a tub
 One Cup or Two? two golden cups
 A Saint in the Making Peter of Athos

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Later Miracles
 Oil and Water flask given to pilgrims
 A Surprise Ending saving Demetrios from the sea
 The Deceitful Borrower a hollow staff and a cart
    The Dishonest Man from Bavaria what is a horse worth?
 The Guardian beating Nicholas' image
 Icon Power the dishonest Polovtsian
 Water as Sign encouragement to faith
 Dragon Charmer village relief
 The Saint and the Prince King Stephen Decani of Serbia
 Unexpected Treasure help for a monastery
 Lost and Found baby in Kiev
 Miraculous Redemption carpet exchange
 Arrogance Humbled Patriarch Athanasios
 Rescue by Stone three merchants overboard
 Faith Rewarded coins lent and repaid
    St. Jospeh, the Hymnographer has a vision
The Miraculous Return of a Cow

 Stories included in the story painting, Life & Miracles of Saint Nicholas

Life & Miracles of Saint Nicholas ~ interactive story painting
Thirty-one  stories from Russian tradition and The Golden Legend

Classic Primary Sources
Life of St. Nicholas shown in images
Modern Miracles
More Stories & Poems
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