He is also famous for reportedly (in some accounts) slapping Arius at the Council of Nicaea. St. Nicholas was then ejected from the council but was allowed back the next day after the Virgin appeared to the Church Fathers and told them that St. Nicholas acted out of love for the Son.
Interesting story .. thanks for the post and ping.
It was really quite objective, explaining how he got his start and how his story grew into what it is today.
I might run out and get the Bennett book "The real St. Nicholas" as a gift for a young adult in my family, even thought I'm not especially a fan of Bennett...
>> He is also famous for reportedly (in some accounts) slapping Arius at the Council of Nicaea.
To be bitch slapped by Santa - now that’s some serious stuff. He shoulda kept his silly consubstantialist opinions to himself.