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QUESTION 1

What does the name "Nicholas" mean?

QUESTION 2

St Nicholas was born in Patara, and became bishop of what place? Where is this?

QUESTION 3

What was the extraordinary event that took place at the saint's baptism?

QUESTION 4

St Nicholas fasted even as a baby. Describe how.

QUESTION 5

St Nicholas was very zealous for the faith, so zealous that he put an arch heretic to shame, with words and deeds. Describe the event.

QUESTION 6

How was St Nicholas chosen to be a bishop?

QUESTION 7

St Nicholas is especially venerated by a particular category of workmen. Which? What other types of help is he known for?

QUESTION 8

St Nicholas is known as a protector of captives. This stems from his numerous appearances and intercessions for prisoners and those condemned to death. To which king did he appear in a dream? Tell the circumstances.

QUESTION 9

St Nicholas is remembered by the church regularly on a weekly basis. How?

QUESTION 10

Where are St Nicholas' relics?





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