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The Apolytikion or Troparion (Hymn) of Saint Nicholas

Russia
Holy card, Russia
St Nicholas Center Collection

An example of the Faith and a life of humility,
as a teacher of abstinence
you did inspire and lead your flock
and through your truthfulness of your deeds
were exalted by greatness through your humility
uplifting all and by poverty gaining wealth.
Father and hierarch Nicholas intercede
with Christ our God that our souls be saved.


or, in literal translation:

As a canon of faith and an icon (image) of meekness,
(and) of self-control (abstinence) a teacher,
the truth of your deeds has shown you to your flock;
wherefore you acquired through humility the high things (greatness),
through poverty riches
Father hierarch Nicholas,
intercede with Christ the God
that our souls may be saved.


or, in singable translation:

The truth of your deeds has shown you
to your flock as a canon of the faith,
an example of virtue, and a teacher of temperance.
Wherefore you did by humility acquire greatness
and by poverty riches.
Father and Bishop Nicholas,
intercede with Christ our God
that our souls may be saved.

Mp3 file courtesy of Jennifer Wolfe and the Hope College Music Department.
Audio player from 1pixelout, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

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