The Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut

First Thursday: From Myra to the North Pole

Christ Episcopal Church, Bethany
Church Library
526 Amity Rd
Bethany, CT

In our continuing look at the influence of ancient nature religions on developing Christianity, we look at all of the elements that have combined to create the stories and practices of the Christmas season. This includes how a 4th century bishop became a supernatural toy dispenser and the role of the controversial Black Peter.