This is a 20 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on Religion – Key Figures - St. Nicholas, Wonder Worker & Secret Gift Giver. Each of the slides are editable so you can modify the slides to the presentation as you need to.
Every secular story of Christmas has at the core a the story of an extraordinarily kind man who became a “giver of gifts.” We have created such a person whom we call Santa Claus. But long before Santa Claus, lived such a kind man. Santa Claus is not real. He is a creation that has evolved over time from 2 persons Father Christmas, who was not real and Nicholas of Myrna, who was very real.
Nicholas was a very generous, kind compassionate person who over time, gave away his wealth to the needy. Through the centuries many stories and legends have been told of St. Nicholas' life and deeds. While many are true, some are legend at best. However, these accounts help us understand his extraordinary character and why he is so beloved and revered as protector and helper of those in need.
By his example of generosity to those in need, especially children, St. Nicholas continues to be a model for the compassionate life. Widely celebrated in Europe, St. Nicholas' Feast Day, December 6th, kept alive the stories of his goodness and generosity.
Roman Emperor Diocletian, ruthlessly persecuted Christians. Bishop Nicholas suffered for his faith, was exiled and imprisoned and died December 6, AD 345 or 352 in Myra and was buried in his cathedral church. Many in Europe celebrate gift giving on the date of his death now called St. Nicholas Day.
The presentation covers the following:
Who Was Nicholas?
Stories & Legends
The Three Daughters
The Gift Giver
Protector of Travelers
Protector of Children
Protector of Sailors
Acts of Salvation
Protector of the Needy
Stories of Favor
Model of Generosity
St. Nicholas Celebrations
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