|Favorite Catholic Meme EVER.|
|No boots, Buddy!|
Our kids follow the tradition of putting out their shoes on the the eve of St. Nicholas, so that they could be filled with candy. This would include the tradition (in our house) of at least one kid trying to put out boots instead of shoes. This year, Oob tried not only putting out boots, but boots several times larger than his actual shoes!
He was informed that St. Nicholas disapproves of greed and heresy.
3. Have you visited the St. Nicholas website yet? I wonder: how many links to it get published every year around this day? Probably millions. It certainly merits them!
The Real St. Nicholas. It has stories from around the world. My favorite is the one with the Russian Icon. A young mother accidentally dropped her baby on the way home from Midnight Mass, and the baby fell into the river. In winter. In Russia.
The entire village prayed together to St. Nicholas, and the child was found, wet but unharmed, in the church, in front of the icon of St. Nicholas!
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I happen to own three stockings with St. Nicholas on them. St. Nicholas did this trick for three poor girls who were otherwise doomed to slavery. You get three chances with the bean bags.
|Hmmm. Will the kids like this game?|
7.Zorg, on the the hand, came up with the "Punch Arius" game.
The punching bag says "I'm Arius: I don't think Jesus is true God and true man!" The game works like this: you yell something to the contrary from the Nicene Creed (like, "One in being, consubstantial with the Father!" or, perhaps, "Light from light, true God from true God!") and then you get to punch Arius.
And then we give you a gold coin and explain that we don't punch modern heretics, those kind need love, patience and apologetics.
Happy St. Nicholas day! More fun with Jen.