Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Singing with St Nick- replay

Jolly old Saint Nicholas, lean your ear this way
Don't you tell a single soul (except the Theotokos and Her Son) what I'm going to say
Christmas Eve is coming soon. Now you dear holy man,
this is what I ask of you; tell me if you can:

Grandma wants the CCHD stopped
I'd like a Douay Rheims
Bunicu wants an easy visa
so he can finally see the States

Father wants the monsignor
to return his calls
The kids should practice Latin-n-Greek
not run around the halls

Big Girl 1 would like a poodle
Big Girl 2 wants another cat
Boy would like more, more cars
who can argue with that?

Big Baby Girl would like a new
wooden kitchen from family far away
She'll have to wait for now
Uncle needs to hit the hay

Bishop & Saint Nicholas
We Byzantines adore
you were a champion of the Faith
We praise your works all the more

Although you're used for commercial gain
we remember your great life
through your intercession now
please help end this world's strife
(my apologies...try to sing to the tune of Jolly Old St Nicholas)

Kontakion of St. Nicholas

...You were truly a priestly worker in Myra,
for zealously living the Gospel of Christ,
you dedicated your life to your people;
you saved the innocent from death.
Therefore you have been sanctified
as one who has entered the mystery of God's grace.


  1. Wow, the poem was very good. Happy St. Nicholas day. Please St. Nicholas, pray for us. His day was on the sixth for the Roman calendar. Is it the same on the Byzantine ?

  2. Thanks for this poem/song. You are so talented. I'll call you soon. Today was a wash and I haven't been on the computer very much if at all for a while. Lots going on, we have a trifecta in the Wendell "girl" world. It should be fun having so many new people.
    Love, Ma

  3. I checked the Byzantine Calendar myself at


    and found it said "December 6, St Nicholas the Wonderworker and Archbishop of Myra in Lycia"

    Guess I'll bookmark it.


  4. "Uncle needs to hit the hay?" You only hinted to Darin that you wanted him to make one! He would have happily made one for Zaza to send down with the Dauvins if you had asked him. Communicate!! :-)


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