Monday, November 09, 2009

Feast Day of St Nektarios

Today is the feastday commemorating St Nektarios of Aegina. If you don't know who he was/is, you'll still most likely recognize the below hymn he wrote.

Troparion of St Nektarios in Tone One

Come, O faithful, let us honor Nektarios, the offspring of Selyvria, the guardian of Aegina, the true friend of virtue, who appeared as a holy servant of Christ. For he pours forth healings of every kind upon those who cry aloud to him with faith: Glory to Christ who glorified you! Glory to Him who crowned you! Glory to Him who through you performs healings for all!


Tom said...

Thankyou, a beautiful hymn. Was it to the Theotokos?

The Byzantine Rambler said...

Yes. I've updated to include a beautiful English language rendition.

I'm very happy you like it.

St Nektarios is a wonderful Saint and a prudent role model from many perspectives.