St. Nicholas (270-346), also called Nikolaos of Myra, was a historic saint and Greek bishop of Myra in Lycia (southern Asia Minor). He attended the First Ecumenical Council convened at Nicaea by St. Emperor Constantine I in 325, where, according to Church tradition, he struck the heretic priest Arius across the face during a heated debate.
Because of the many miracles attributed to his intercession, he is also known as Nicholas the Wonderworker. Widely venerated throughout the Christian world, he is especially revered among Russians, Greeks, and sailors. His treasured relics have miraculously streamed myrrh many times in the past.
Troparion (Tone IV):
In truth you were revealed to your flock as a rule of faith,
an image of humility and a teacher of abstinence;
your humility exalted you;
your poverty enriched you.
Hierarch Father Nicholas,
entreat Christ our God
that our souls may be saved!
Kontakion (Tone III):
You revealed yourself, O saint, in Myra as a priest,
For you fulfilled the Gospel of Christ
By giving up your soul for your people,
And saving the innocent from death.
Therefore you are blessed as one become wise in the grace of God!