“I Saw Santa Punching Arius” Singalong with Russel Grigaitis
Editor’s note: sadly, looks like this video is no longer available.
Originally posted here on Jonas the Dunce, this hilarious singalong for St Nicholas’ feast day recounts his stalwart – if impulsive – defence of the divinity of Christ at the council of Nicaea. The lyrics are provided below, so kick back and join Russal Jonas Gigaitis, O.F.S!
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My name is Russell Jonas Grigaitis, O.F.S. and I’m a dunce. The word dunce was originally an epithet for a follower of John Duns Scotus, O.F.M., whose followers were ridiculed by 16th century humanists and reformers as enemies of learning. When you cannot argue with the logic and truth of someone, you either humbly submit to the logic and truth, or you arrogantly and illogically contradict the truth. The easiest way to do the latter is argumentum ad hominem as was done with Blessed John Duns Scotus and his followers.
I live in the Archdiocese of Edmonton and I humbly submit to the authority of my bishop who represents Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages.
“It is the eve of the Feast of Saint Nicholas. To celebrate, I just posted a new video of a song I recorded yesterday.”
I saw Santa punching Arius
in the council chambers at Nicaea.
He just couldn’t stand
to hear the heretic expand
his theory how Our Blessed Lord
was not much more than just a man.
Then I saw Santa grabbing Arius
by the beard to pull him off his chair.
The other bishops were justified,
in assuming this was undignified
throwing Santa in a cell for the night.
I saw Jesus and His Mother
come to Santa praying in his chains.
Christ asked, “Why are you here?”
“All for my love of You.”
Off fell the chains and to him was given
the pallium and the Gospels.
St. Nick went back up to the chamber
amazing everyone at the sight.
They said, “It must have been righteous anger!”
“It is Arius we must excommunicate.”
“The Son is consubstantial with the Father.”
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