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Unregistered
17-12-08, 22:13
St. Nicholas was a Turkish bishop?

Yes, indeed. Nicholas was born around A.D. 280 near Myra, in modern-day Turkey, where he gave away all his wealth and devoted his life to helping the poor, often by anonymously leaving small gifts for those in need. Admired for his kindness and piety, he became known as the patron saint of children and sailors.

The legend of St. Nicholas spread, and by the Renaissance, he was the most popular saint in Europe. In Holland, where he was called "Sint Nikolaas" or "Sinter Klaas," he developed into a Christmas gift-giver. Dutch immigrants brought the tradition to America, where his name eventually became the familiar "Santa Claus."

Unregistered
18-12-08, 20:31
Indeed he was born in modern day Turkey, but at that time the area was populated by Greeks. Therefore, he must been a Greek.


St. Nicholas was a Turkish bishop?

Yes, indeed. Nicholas was born around A.D. 280 near Myra, in modern-day Turkey, where he gave away all his wealth and devoted his life to helping the poor, often by anonymously leaving small gifts for those in need. Admired for his kindness and piety, he became known as the patron saint of children and sailors.

The legend of St. Nicholas spread, and by the Renaissance, he was the most popular saint in Europe. In Holland, where he was called "Sint Nikolaas" or "Sinter Klaas," he developed into a Christmas gift-giver. Dutch immigrants brought the tradition to America, where his name eventually became the familiar "Santa Claus."

Unregistered
18-12-08, 20:52
Indeed he was born in modern day Turkey, but at that time the area was populated by Greeks. Therefore, he must been a Greek.

They said Terkish Bishop , not Greek Bishop .

Unregistered
19-12-08, 08:22
Can be and can not be. At that time, the whole area threre Turkey, Greece, all European Countries were part Roman Impire. Roman Impire had two capitals, constantople(Istanbul) and Rome. They were speaking Latin language at that time I guess. Later on those Greeks were assimilated by Turks came from central Aisa. Then Atoman Impire was established in the 11 or 12 th century and that made it sure that Turkick is the dominant language and Turkish culture is the dominant culture in Eastern Europe, Middle East and Central Asia.