The Church of St. Nicholas in ancient Myra (modern Kale or Demre) is a ruined Byzantine church containing the tomb of St. Nicholas of Myra, as well as many fine mosaics and murals. The saint was buried in Myra upon his death, and a church may have been built over his tomb soon after.
Saint Nicholas, also called Nikolaos of Myra, was a historic 4th-century saint and Greek Bishop of Myra in Lycia. Because of the many miracles attributed to his intercession, he is also known as Nikolaos the Wonder-Worker.
One of the unexpected blessings of becoming Orthodox is discovering a Christian heritage forgotten in the West. One example of this is St. Nicholas of Myra, the original Santa Claus. He is well known in the Orthodox Church. Every December 6 the Orthodox celebrates the life of St. Nicholas of Myra. When I was a […]
On Thursday, December 6, 2012, Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Myra presided over the concelebration of the Divine Liturgy, together with Metropolitans Joseph of Proikonnisos and Soterios of Pisidia, for the commemoration of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in Myra of Lycia. Photos by Antexoume