Today is the feast of St. Nicholas, bishop of Myra. Here is a 15th-century icon of him and scenes of his life. His relics stream myrrh to this day.
Thou, O righteous Nicholas, in Myra truly wast shown forth as a sacred minister, fulfilling Christ's holy Gospel; for thou didst lay down thy life for thy flock and people and, O Saint, didst save the innocent from unjust death. Wherefore, thou wast sanctified as a great initiate of the divine grace of God. O Father and Hierarch Nicholas, intercede with Christ God that our souls be saved.