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- Psalm 56
- Isaiah 14:1–23
- 2 Peter 3:1–18
- Large Catechism, I, 41–48
Today we commemorate Nicholas of Myra, Pastor. One of the best known saints on the calendar, Nicholas of Myra — better known as Saint Nicholas — has long been associated with charitable giving. Many European nations still maintain December 6th as a day for giving and receiving gifts. Beyond the fact that there was a Church of Saint Nicholas in Constantinople as early as the sixth century and that there was a Bishop Nicholas of Myra in the fourth century, little is known historically about St. Nicholas.