The Order of Saint Nicholas safeguards one of the great secrets of Christmas: the identity of Santa Claus. Saint Nicholas showed us that our gifts bring joy to the world. To live like Nicholas, to become Santa Claus, we must first make three promises:
To Serve: We serve others with childlike wonder and joy.
To Give: We unconditionally give gifts of our time, talents, and treasure. Everything you do can be a gift to another.
To be Loyal: We are a secret group. Do not share the secrets of the Order, but be ready to guide someone into the Order when they are ready to take on the Mantle of Santa Claus.
The main purpose of the Order of Saint Nicholas is consoling a questioning child about the credibility of Santa Claus. As members of the Order, we become, along with countless others before us, Santa Claus. We are committed to maintaining the magic of Christmas while teaching about the generosity and sacrifice of Jesus. The Order also provides a means for your child to enter, thereby empowering them to give freely, in the spirit of Christ, and with secrecy so that no one but the Order knows our work.
1. Support the order during our annual Kickstarter Campaign, joining at whatever level is comfortable to you, OR
2. Apply by email to the Prior and pay annual dues at the whatever level is comfortable for you.
The Order of Saint Nicholas has various levels of participation, each one building on the last. As a Follower of Saint Nicholas: Your name is added to the online Roster, you’ll be given the address and password to the Order’s website and protected resources, and an annual email charge from the Prior. As a Companion of Saint Nicolas: you carry a signed and sealed document with attached St. Nicholas medallion. This document describes your membership in the Order and can be invaluable when explaining the Order to a child. An Acolyte of Saint Nicholas: owns a copy of the book, Giving Every Good and Perfect Gift, the story of Saint Nicholas, so you may share his story and how it can become your story too.