Άγιος Νικόλαος - Saint Nicolaos
Saint Nicolaos was the only son of a wealthy and religious family in Lycia. After the death of his parents, he handed over his fortune to the poor. He became known for his charity work, despite his efforts to hide it. In his ascetic life, the voice of God ordered him to live among people, because that was the only way to glorify His name. He was elected as the Archbishop of Myra in Lycia, where he served his flock like a genuine shepherd. During the empire of Diocletian and Maximilian, he taught people the power of the Lord. He saved three people from death, twice. Polite, honest, righteous, he was a real Angel to people. He passed away in 343 AD, on December 6. The original icon of the 15th century is housed at the Holy Monastery of Gonia, in Kissamos of Crete.