And when the Son of man shall come in his majesty,
and all the angels with him, then shall he sit upon
the seat of his majesty.
And all nations shall be gathered together before him, and he
shall separate them one from another, as the shepherd separateth
the sheep from the goats:
And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on
Then shall the king say to them that shall be on his right hand:
Come, ye blessed of my Father, possess you the kingdom prepared
for you from the foundation of the world.
For I was hungry, and you gave me to eat; I was thirsty,
and you gave me to drink; I was a stranger, and you took me in:
Naked, and you covered me: sick, and you visited me: I was in
prison, and you came to me.
Then shall the just answer him, saying: Lord, when did we see
thee hungry, and fed thee; thirsty, and gave thee drink?
And when did we see thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked,
and covered thee?
Or when did we see thee sick or in prison, and came to thee?
And the king answering, shall say to them: Amen I say to you,
as long as you did it to one of these my least brethren, you did it to me.
In his days may righteousness
flourish, and peace abound, till
the moon be no more!
May he have dominion from sea
to sea, and from the River to the
ends of the earth!
For he delivers the needy when he
calls, the poor and him who has
He has pity on the weak and the
needy, and saves the lives of the
May his name endure for ever, his
fame continue as long as the sun!
May men bless themselves by
him, all nations call him blessed!
Psalms 72: 7-8, 12-13, 17
Prayer to Saint Nicholas
O good Saint Nicholas, you who
are the joy of children, put in
my heart the spirit of childhood,
which the gospel speaks of, and
teach me to see happiness around me.
You, whose feast prepares us for
the Nativity of the Lord, open my
faith to the mystery of God made man.
You, good bishop and shepherd, help me
to find my place in the Church and
inspire the Church to be faithful to the gospel.
O good Saint Nicholas, patron of children,
sailors and the helpless,
watch over those
who pray to Jesus, your Lord and theirs, as
well as over those who humble themselves
Bring us all in reverence to the
Holy Child of Bethlehem, where true
joy and peace are found. Amen
Saint Nicholas had a special love for the small ones of
his flock, who in turn loved him dearly. His great love of
the Divine Babe of Bethlehem inspired them with a like
devotion. He looked upon his wealth as a gift from God,
freely bestowed upon him to be used for others rather than
himself. His example has come to us through the ages as the
perfect model of Christmas giving. His gifts were made for
the sweet sake of the infant Savior Who came down from Heaven
on Christmas morn to bestow upon us the priceless gift of Himself.
A Prayer for Children
God, Our Father, we pray that
through Your intercession of
Saint Nicholas, You will protect
our children. Keep them safe from
harm and help them grow and become
worthy in Your sight. Give them
strength to keep their Faith in
You; and to keep alive their joy
in Your creation. Through Jesus
Christ, Our Lord. Amen
Saint Nicholas resuscitates three kidnapped children
by Bon Boullogne; Musée Ingres, Montauban;
Madonna and Child with Saint John and Saint Nicolas of Bari by Cima da Conegliano (b. 1459-d.1518)
December 6 - Saint Nicholas, Bishop - Humility, Charity and Love - Patron saint of children and co-patron saint with Saint Andrew of Russia
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