~#1 The Resurrection of a Boy Strangled by the Devil~

This story by Ambrogio Lorenzetti consists of four episodes and begins with the feast in the upper right corner of the panel. Then, if you move your eyes to the left and you can see the devil dressed as a pilgrim knocking on the door and asking for alms. A boy opens the door and starts talking to the devil. Now, bottom left part of the painting is quite horrifying... we see the moment when the devil strangles the boy. Finally, the fourth scene in the bottom right shows a happy ending! The boy is resurrected by the rays descending from no other but Saint Nicholas himself!

Nie wiem jak wy, ale ja od zawsze najbardziej lubię moment kiedy kupuję bilety lotnicze ✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️To taka ekscytacja i radość, że cały dzień myślę tylko o tym. Zawsze wtedy się cieszę, że mam kolejny cel i mam, na co czekać, i co planować. Bo planowanie wyjazdów uwielbiam ❤️❤️❤️Tym razem krótki lot na pd Portugalii. Na same Mikołajki.🎅🎅🎅 Już nie mogę się doczekać ❤️❤️❤️ #trip #plans #booking #flight #excitement #wunterplans #stnicholasday #travelholic, #roznepodroznetrip #roznepodrozne

In the weekly cycle of prayers in the Orthodox Church, we honor St. Nicholas every Thursday. You'll see his icon in nearly every Orthodox church or home, and on nearly every ship or boat with Orthodox people as members of the crew. * Our icons conveniently include his name. But when you see a statue or a figurine, like this one, how do you know it's him? * If he's holding a staff and wearing a miter, that's a clue. It tells you that the person depicted is a bishop. If the bishop is holding three gold balls, then it is certainly St. Nicholas. The three gold balls represent the three bags of gold that St. Nicholas gave to a poor widower. * The man was proud, and refused all offers of help. But he didn't want his three daughters to starve, so he decided to sell them to a brothel. * St. Nicholas went by night three times to the man's house. Each time, he dropped a bag of gold in through the window, enough for a dowry for one of the daughters. So all three girls were married. * In some versions of the story, the gold lands in a sock or a shoe, and that is why children hang stockings or set out shoes for St. Nicholas to fill. * And interestingly, at least to me, is the fact that, of all the stories we tell about our beloved St. Nicholas, this story is the one historians say is most likely to be true.

365 DAYS ago it was just us 4 and mom visiting Legoland for the day to try to get baby to come before papa had to leave. It worked lol but papa didnt get to meet him that day. Less than 24 hours after I took this picture, we became a party of 5. I can't believe my baby is 1 tomorrow. #legoland#partyof4#partyof5#almost1#toddlers#siblings#bigbrother#bigsister#myworld#motherhood#outnumbered#parenting#legolandca#39weeks#naturalmama#happybirthday#septemberbaby#stnicholasday#diadelniño

Because St. Nicholas"s feast day is during Advent, people came to associate him with Christmas. But in the Orthodox church, we venerate him all year round. Every Thursday, in fact, is a little St. Nicholas Day, just like every Sunday is a little Pascha. * That started in the year 842. A poet named Joseph was headed to Rome, when the ship he was on was captured by pirates. The passengers were imprisoned in Crete. * One night, a holy old man from Myra appeared and handed Joseph a scroll. "Read it." Joseph read it, saw that it was a prayer, and sang it: "Hasten O Merciful One, and in compassion come quickly to our aid." * And that night, or the next day, Joseph was freed. And for the rest of his life, he was devoted to St. Nicholas. * As it happens, this Joseph was the man we know as St. Joseph the Hymnographer. He was the first to address canons to saints, and he wrote canons for each day of the week. Those weekday canons became our weekly cycle of prayers. * Sunday was already kept as a little Pascha, and Wednesday and Friday were already dedicated to our Lord"s passion. St. Joseph added canons to the angels for Monday, the prophets (especially John the Baptist) on Tuesdays, and all the saints (especially the Theotokos) on Saturdays. And on Thursdays, St. Joseph commemorated the Holy Apostles and St. Nicholas.

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Cleaning her boots last week for St. Nicholas to come! 🎅🍫🍬🍭


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