Friday, December 5, 2008

Feast Day of St. Nicholas of Myra -- December 6

St. Nicholas the Wonder Worker

St. Nicholas of Myra is venerated with great love and respect in the Orthodox tradition. This year offers yet another opportunity to celebrate St. Nicholas for his unwavering defense of Christianity -- not pre-Christmas markdown sales.

Icon by Marlene Reid from Heilige, Ueberreuter

In Myra you proved yourself a priest,

a servant of divine things, O Saint,
for you fulfilled the Gospel of Christ, O holy one.
You gave up your life for your people
and saved the innocent from death.
You have been sanctified
for you were a great guide
toward all the things of God.
Kontakion of St. Nicholas

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