"An example of the faith and a life of humility, as a
teacher of self-control you did inspire and lead your
flock, and through the truthfulness of your deeds, were
exalted by greatness through your humility, uplifting all,
and by poverty gaining strength. Father and hierarch
Saint Nicholas, intercede with Christ our God, that our
souls may be saved...."
- Apolytikion of Saint Nicholas