Troparia of Saint Nicholas

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Troparion ~ Antiochian Orthodox

You were revealed to your flock
as a measure of faith.
You were the image of humility
and a teacher of self-control.
Because of your humble life,
heaven was opened to you.
Because of your poverty,
spiritual riches were granted to you. O holy Bishop Nicholas
we cry out to you:
Pray to Christ our God that our souls may be saved.

Troparion ~ Greek Orthodox Dismissal Hymn

The truth of thy deeds
hath revealed thee to thy flock as a canon of faith,
an icon of meekness,
and a teacher of abstinence;
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 may be saved.

Troparion ~ Byzantine Catholic

The sincerity of your deeds
has revealed you to your people
as a teacher of moderation,
a model of faith,
and an example of virtue.
Therefore, you attained greatness through humility,
and wealth through poverty.
O Father and Archbishop Nicholas,
ask Christ to save our souls.

Troparion ~ Antiochian Orthodox

The truth of your dealings,
our Father and Bishop Nicholas,
showed you to your flock as a standard of faith,
as the image of gentleness,
and as a teacher of self-discipline.
By lowliness you attained to the heights,
by poverty to great riches.
Therefore, we beseech you,
pray to Christ our God for the salvation of our souls.

Reflection on the Troparian of St. Nicholas by the Rev. Dr. Nicholas V. Gamvas, Dean of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii

Mp3 file courtesy of Jennifer Wolfe and the Hope College Music Department.

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