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Glass Screen at the Church of St. Nicholas, Islip

While visiting Oxford in April, I had the pleasure of meeting artist Nicholas Mynheer and, what’s more, of having him talk me through some of his works on location. One of my favorites was the glass screen he designed for … Continue reading

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The Real Saint Nick

Santa Claus: fact, or fiction? The answer is, a little bit of both. The Santa Claus of American lore is based on the real-life Nicholas of Myra, a Greek Christian living in Asia Minor during the third and fourth centuries. … Continue reading

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