Happy and Blessed St Nicholas Day!
For your consideration:
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.
You can earn one credit for reading both links above and answering the following questions:
- Who is St Nicholas to you? If he is a new saint to you, how do you think knowing about St Nick will affect your Nativity celebration?
- What made St Nicholas holy?
Email your answers to else10(at)gmail(dot)com.