Scripture & More for St. Nicholas Day

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St Nicolas
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St Nicholas Center Collection

Readings and Propers for St. Nicholas Day
Sentences & Preface ~ Orthodox

Readings and Propers For St. Nicholas Day~ December 6 or 19

1 John 4.7–14
Psalm 78.3–7
or Psalm 145.8–13
Mark 10.13–16


Isaiah 10.33–11.9
Psalm 84
1 John 4.7–14
Mark 10.13–16

Roman Catholic Traditional Latin Mass Propers in English

Isaiah 6.1–8
Psalm 107.33–43
Hebrews 13.16–21
Luke 10.1–9
SAINT NICHOLAS, BISHOP: 6 December (other Anglican)*
This festival is not observed on a Sunday. If it is the patronal festival of a church, it is transferred to the preceding Saturday or to the first suitable day following. Psalms and readings are provided for the Holy Communion and special services which are connected with this commemoration. They are only used at Morning and Evening Prayer if this day is the patronal festival.
Collect 96 ST NICHOLAS 6 December
Morning Prayer: Psalms: 1, 15, 23, 40, 96, 99, 107.23-30, 110
The Holy Communion
: Old Testament: Isaiah 6.1-8, Isaiah 52.7-10, Isaiah 61.1-3, Ezekiel 34.11-16, Malachi 2.5-9
Evening Prayer
: New Testament: 1 Corinthians 4.1-6, 1 Timothy 4.1-5, 1 Timothy 6.6-11, 1 Peter 5.1-4
Night Prayer
: Gospel: Matthew 24.42-44, Matthew 25.14-30, Mark 10.13-16, Luke 10.1-9

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Sentences & Preface**

I myself will search for my sheep, and I will rescue them from all the places to which they have been scattered.
Ezekiel 34.11, 12

To do good, and to distribute, forget not; for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
Hebrews 13.16

O you who love festivals,
Come gather and sing the praises of the fair beauty of bishops,
The glory of the fathers,
The fountain of wonders and great protector of the faithful.

Let us say: Rejoice, O guardian of the people of Myra,
Their head and honored counselor,
The pillar of the church which cannot be shaken.

Rejoice, O light full of brightness
That makes the ends of the world shine with wonders.

Rejoice, O divine delight of the afflicted,
The fervent advocate of those who suffer from injustice.

And now, O all-blessed Nicholas,
Never cease praying to Christ our God
For those who honor the festival of your memory
With faith and with love.
—0rthodox Liturgy

* From The Promise of His Glory: For the Season from All Saints to Candlemas, House of Bishops of the General Synod of the Church of England, 1999

** From The Winter Pasha, Thomas Hopko, 1984, p. 4. St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, 575 Scarsdale Road, Crestwood, NY 10707, 1-800-204-2665. Used by permission.

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