Dec 26, 2018

Octave Day of Christmas next week

             For some this week is a week of redemption others it means the continuation of the Christmas holiday. Such things as meeting family and friends this weekend are likely as well as the giving and receiving of gifts. Saint Nicholas has placed a very special place in the hearts and minds of children and adults. Saint Nicholas or Santa Claus gave three gold coins to the father of three poor girls so that they wouldn't have to lead lives as harlots. He continued to give coins away throughout his life. Thus, Saint Nicholas is the patron Saint of pawnbrokers.

Saint Nicholas

This Christmas season numerous individuals placed gold Kruggerands in the Red Salvation Army buckets. In a sense, these individuals have taken on the role of Saint Nicholas or Santa Claus by helping the poor individuals who are provided assistance by the Salvation Army.

Blessings to all the individuals who took part in this kind of gift-giving as well as others in the community who gave to various charitable causes.

The spirit of Christmas and gift-giving and receiving continues throughout this week for young and old. If you have a Christmas tree up, you can leave it up for a little while longer at least until the Octave day of Christmas, January 1st, 2019.