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St. Nektarios of Aegina

An icon of St. Nektarios of Aegina.

The Icon

Feast Day - November 9th.

St. Nektarios is depicted stripped of his Episcopal robes as a simple monk. In his hand he holds the Gospel of Christ as a sign of his loyalty to the teachings of his episcopal office of which he was removed. His hand is formed in the traditional blessing of a priest which denotes his power of healing.

Troparion in tone 1.

O faithful, let us honor Nectarios the divine servant of Christ,
offspring of Silyvria and guardian of Aegina,
who appeared in these last times as a true friend of virtue,
pouring forth all manner of healing upon those who reverently cry:
Glory to Him who gave you strength!
Glory to Him who granted you a crown!
Glory to Him who through you grants healing to all!

Kontakion in tone 8

Let us sing praises with gladness of heart
to the newly-shining star of Orthodoxy, the newly-built rampart of the Church.
Being glorified by the power of the Spirit, he pours forth the abundant grace of healings upon those cry:
"Rejoice, Father Nectarios."

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