AKATHIST Hymn to Our father among the saints Nicholas of Myra, Wonder-worker.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Troparion (Tone 4)
In truth you were revealed to your flock as a rule of faith,
an image of humility and a teacher of abstinence;
your humility exalted you;
your poverty enriched you.
Hierarch Father Nicholas,
entreat Christ our God
that our souls may be saved.
Kontakion (Tone 3)
You revealed yourself, O saint, in Myra as a priest,
For you fulfilled the Gospel of Christ
By giving up your soul for your people,
And saving the innocent from death.
Therefore you are blessed as one become wise in the grace of God.
St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, was both venerated by the Eastern Rite, both Catholics and the Orthodox because of the Intercessions attributed to him and the miracles reported. He had a reputation for secret gift-giving, such as putting coins in the shoes of those who left them out for him, and thus became the model for Santa Claus. For more about his Hagiography, click here and another one here. 


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