Poem in honor of Nicholas the Wonderworker. Written by Bishop Gideon (Charon)

Poem in honor of Nicholas the Wonderworker. Written by Bishop Gideon (Charon)

18 December 2020

In distant Byzantium, glorified for centuries,

The Wonderful Shepherd, the Great Hierarch, has appeared!

For courage, for Faith, love for the Creator Christ,

The persecuted was Nikola for the Truth to Him!

Unable to withstand the blasphemy against our God,

He struck on the cheeks who blaspheme Him!

For this act, the brave assembly is surrounded,

he was deprived of Sanaa by the decree.

The Lord with the Most Pure Virgin looking at him,

Restored His Hierarch in Sanja !!!

There is no Byzantium anymore, all mired in sins,

trying today to turn everything back - back,

But merciful Nicola, Great as a Monarch,

A lamp to all faithful children of the Church, Hierarch !!!