Orthodox icons: The Annunciation of Ustyug

The Annunciation of Ustyug is a rare icon in Novgorod style written in the twelfth century that survived the Mongol invasion and is still available for veneration today. ‘Ustyug’ in its name signifies the origins of this rare icon. It is believed that icon came from...

Orthodox icons: Theotokos of Vladimir

The Theotokos of Vladimir is one of the oldest Orthodox icons that was written by evangelist Luke, according to church legend, on a board that came from the table of the Holy Family used by Joseph and Mary. Most probably, it is a copy of the original icon written by...

Gifts with Santa Claus

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Facts About Saint Nicholas

If you hear ‘Saint Nicholas’ you immediately think of Christmas, a red bag full of presents and your mind wanders into the sweet memories of childhood. Yet there are many people who never heard of bishop Nicholas of Myra who lived during 4th century AD in a faraway...

The History of Christmas Cards

Even if it seems that tradition existed for centuries, it is interesting to pause and ask yourself a question: “When did it all start?” So, when was the first Christmas card created and who came up with the idea? The predecessors of modern day Christmas cards were...