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Invocation to Saint Nicholas

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Icon of Saint Nicholas of Myra, bishop. (Photo © Slava Gallery, LLC; used with permission.)

Icon of Saint Nicholas of Myra, bishop and wonderworker. The Feast of Saint Nicholas is December 6.

(Photo © Slava Gallery, LLC; used with permission.)

This invocation to Saint Nicholas of Myra takes the form of an ejaculation or an aspiration, a short prayer meant to be repeated throughout the day. The real-life model for our Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas, a fourth-century bishop and wonder-worker, is greatly venerated by Eastern Catholics and Eastern Orthodox, as well as Catholics in Western Europe. In recent years, some Catholics in the United States have revived devotion to Saint Nicholas, and his feast day (December 6) has become one of the high points of Advent.

Invocation to Saint Nicholas

St. Nicholas, glorious Confessor of Christ, assist us in thy loving kindness.

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