St. Nicholas at Trinity Church

For over three decades, St. Nicholas, as portrayed by Dick Livermore, has been visiting Trinity Church in Menlo Park. Yesterday’s appearance was particularly appropriate as it was St. Nicholas Day. The historic 4th-century Christian saint and Greek Bishop of Myra, in Asia Minor (modern-day Demre, Turkey) had, according to Wikipedia, “a reputation for secret gift-giving, such as putting coins in the shoes of those who left them out for him and thus became the model for Santa Claus, whose modern name comes from the Dutch Sinterklaas, itself from a series of elisions and corruptions of the transliteration of ‘Saint Nikolaos’.”

Photo by Haydi Sowerine

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Spotted: St. Nicholas at Trinity Church in Menlo Park

St. Nicholas made his annual appearance at Trinity Church in Menlo Park this morning. It’s a tradition that’s been continuing for 30 plus years, which we recounted in detail in last year’s post. Photo courtesy of Trinity Church

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