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* Santa Claus also known as Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas and simply " Santa ", is a figure with legendary, mythical, historical and folkloric origins who, in many western cultures, is said to bring gifts to the homes of the good children during the late evening and overnight hours of Christmas Eve, December 24.
Excerpt from Josiah King's The Examination and Tryal of Father Christmas ( 1686 ), published shortly after Christmas was reinstated as a holy day in England.
Father Christmas is the name used in many English-speaking countries outside the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand for a figure associated with Christmas.
A similar figure with the same name ( in other languages ) exists in several other countries, including France ( Père Noël ), Spain ( Papá Noel, Padre Noel ), almost all Hispanic South America ( Papá Noel ), Brazil ( Papai Noel ), Portugal ( Pai Natal ), Italy ( Babbo Natale ), Armenia ( Kaghand Papik ), India ( Christmas Father ), Andorra ( Pare Noel ), Romania ( Moş Crăciun ) and Turkey ( Noel Baba ).
In past centuries, the English Father Christmas was also known as Old Father Christmas, Sir Christmas, and Lord Christmas.
Father Christmas is said to wear ( these days ) a bright red suit, but in Victorian and Tudor times he wore a bright green suit.
Father Christmas typified the spirit of good cheer at Christmas, but was neither a gift bringer nor particularly associated with children.
A traditional figure in English folklore, Father Christmas is identified with the old belief in the Old English god Woden.
In the English-speaking world, the character called " Father Christmas " influenced the development in the United States of Santa Claus, and in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, most people now consider them to be interchangeable.
However, although " Father Christmas " and " Santa Claus " have for most practical purposes been merged, historically the characters have different origins and are not identical.
Tolkien, have insisted on the traditional form of Father Christmas in preference to Santa Claus.
Father Christmas is often said to reside at the North Pole or less commonly, in the mountains of Korvatunturi in Lapland, Finland.
The character continued to appear over the next 250 years, appearing as Sir Christmas, Lord Christmas or Father Christmas, the last becoming the most common.

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Father Christmas often appears as a large man, often around 70 years old.
Tolkien Encyclopedia compares Tolkien's Father Christmas with L. Frank Baum's Santa Claus, as he appears in The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus:
“ And that Christ being Lord, and God the Son of God, and appearing formerly in power as Man, and Angel, and in the glory of fire as at the bush, so also was manifested at the judgment executed on Sodom, has been demonstrated fully by what has been said .” Then I repeated once more all that I had previously quoted from Exodus, about the vision in the bush, and the naming of Joshua ( Jesus ), and continued: “ And do not suppose, sirs, that I am speaking superfluously when I repeat these words frequently: but it is because I know that some wish to anticipate these remarks, and to say that the power sent from the Father of all which appeared to Moses, or to Abraham, or to Jacob, is called an Angel because He came to men ( for by Him the commands of the Father have been proclaimed to men ); is called Glory, because He appears in a vision sometimes that cannot be borne ; is called a Man, and a human being, because He appears arrayed in such forms as the Father pleases ; and they call Him the Word, because He carries tidings from the Father to men: but maintain that this power is indivisible and inseparable from the Father, just as they say that the light of the sun on earth is indivisible and inseparable from the sun in the heavens ; as when it sinks, the light sinks along with it ; so the Father, when He chooses, say they, causes His power to spring forth, and when He chooses, He makes it return to Himself.
In RV 1. 89. 4b, Pitar Dyaus meaning the " Father Sky " appears alongside Mata Prithvi " Mother Earth ".
Father Time is an established symbol in numerous cultures, and appears in a variety of art and media.
In some cases, he appears specifically as Father Time, while in other cases he may be a character ( such as Saturn ) demonstrating the attributes from which Father Time has derived over time.
* Father Time appears on the Presidential Seal of the Actuaries Institute.
* Father Time appears as a recurring character in The Smurfs voiced by Alan Oppenheimer.
* Father Time appears as one of the main characters in Histeria!
* Father Time appears in The Santa Clause 2 and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause portrayed by Peter Boyle.
* Father Time appears in the television special Rudolph's Shiny New Year voiced by Red Skelton, who also narrated the special.

Father and many
Ambrose was the only Father of the Church to leave behind so many writings on the subject and his attentions naturally enough led to the formation of communities which later became formal monasteries of women.
He is also celebrated by many Protestants, who label him " Father of The Canon ".
It is on account of the many strange stories and the folk-tales he reported that his critics in early modern times branded him ' The Father of Lies '.
Though the Virginia Plan was an outline rather than a draft of a possible constitution, and though it was extensively changed during the debate ( especially by John Rutledge and James Wilson in the Committee of Detail ), its use at the convention led many to call Madison the " Father of the Constitution ".
And that this power which the prophetic word calls God, as has been also amply demonstrated, and Angel, is not numbered different in name only like the light of the sun but is indeed something numerically distinct, I have discussed briefly in what has gone before ; when I asserted that this power was begotten from the Father, by His power and will, but not by abscission, as if the essence of the Father were divided ; as all other things partitioned and divided are not the same after as before they were divided: and, for the sake of example, I took the case of fires kindled from a fire, which we see to be distinct from it, and yet that from which many can be kindled is by no means made less, but remains the same.
A crowd of 5, 000 people, many with heads bowed, assembled at the base of the statue of Father Duffy on Times Square where two trumpeters blew taps.
As well as translating " Et cum spiritu tuo " as " And with your spirit ", which some scholars suggest refers to the gift of the spirit the priest received at ordination, in the Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed " consubstantial with the Father " was used as a translation of " consubstantialem Patri " ( in Greek " ὁμοούσιον τῷ Πατρί "), instead of " of one Being with the Father " ( or, in the United States only, " one in Being with the Father "), and the phrase, formerly translated as " It will be shed for you and for all so that sins may be forgiven ," was translated literally as " which will be poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins " ( see Pro multis ).
The declaration that Jesus is the Son of God is made by many individuals in the New Testament, and on two separate occasions by God the Father as a voice from Heaven, and is asserted by Jesus himself.
In his work, Hick identified and distinguished between two types of philosophy: Augustinian, which had dominated Western Christianity for many centuries, and Irenaean, which was developed by the Eastern Church Father Irenaeus, a version of which Hick subscribed to himself.
It did not however impose the Aristotelian theory of substance and accidents: it spoke only of the species ( the appearances ), not the philosophical term " accidents ", and the word " substance " was in ecclesiastical use for many centuries before Aristotelian philosophy was adopted in the West, as shown for instance by its use in the Nicene Creed which speaks of Christ having the same " οὐσία " ( Greek ) or " substantia " ( Latin ) as the Father.
As regards the question whether the Son was coeternal with the Father, many believe that Tertullian did not teach that.
* The Tertullian Project, a site which provides all of the works of this Father of Church in Latin, translations in many languages, manuscripts etc.
William Still, often called " The Father of the Underground Railroad ", helped hundreds of slaves to escape ( as many as 60 a month ), sometimes hiding them in his Philadelphia home.
Rickover is known as the " Father of the Nuclear Navy ", which as of July 2007 had produced 200 nuclear-powered submarines, and 23 nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and cruisers, though many of these U. S. vessels are now decommissioned and others under construction.
After the Hail, Holy Queen many Catholics add the prayer " O God, by Your Only Begotten Son ...", the prayer to Saint Michael, and a prayer for the intentions of the Holy Father.
The Queen, who abhorred Calvinism, asked some of the Catholic nobles for advice, and it was suggested to call Father Abercromby, who, with some other Jesuits, was secretly working among the Scottish Catholics and winning many illustrious converts to the Church.
During the baptismal rite in many traditions, a small lit candle will be given to the newly-baptised by a member of the community, with words similar to, " Let your light so shine before others, that they might see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
Mission San Fernando Rey de España was founded on September 8, 1797 by Father Fermín Lasuén, making it the fourth mission site he had established in as many months.

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