“Therefore let no one be disheartened to be poor, let no one be displeased to be unskilled, nor suffer pain for being among the lowest ranks, but only those who have a weakened soul and an enfeebled mind. For this alone is a hindrance to virtue – wickedness of soul and weakness of purpose – and apart from this there is no other obstacle.” (St. John Chrysostom in The Heavenly Trumpet by Margaret M. Mitchell, pg. 468)
A blessed feast of St. Nicholas to all!
Faithful servant and man of God;
Minister of His mysteries and man filled with the desire of the Spirit;
Living pillar and breathing icon:
Father Nicholas, Bishop and Wonder-worker,
The Church of Myra claims you as her treasure
And the intercessor for our souls.