Icon of meekness

Daily Reading for December 6 • Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, c. 342

Apolytikion in the Fourth Tone

The truth of things hath revealed thee to thy flock as a rule of faith,

an icon of meekness, and a teacher of temperance;

for this cause, thou hast achieved the heights by humility,

riches by poverty.

O Father and Hierarch Nicholas,

intercede with Christ God that our souls be saved.

Kontakion in the Third Tone

Saintly One, St. Nicholas, in Myra you proved yourself a priest;

for in fulfilling the Gospel of Christ, venerable One,

you laid down your life for your people

and saved the innocent from death.

For this you were sanctified as One learned in divine grace.

Orthodox hymns for the Feast of St. Nicholas of Myra; Apolytikion courtesy of Narthex Press; Kontakion courtesy of Holy Transfiguration Monastery; found at http://www.goarch.org/chapel/saints/325.

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