Gold icon pendant 'St. Nicholas the Wonderworker'. An inscription in Russian on the reverse reads: 'Святитель Николай Угодник' (Saint Nicholas God's Pleaser). Dimensions (with bail): 31mm (1 1/4 inch) high x 20mm (3/4 inch) wide. Laser cutwork jewelry techniques over matte and polished 585 rose gold. Made in Kostroma, Russia.
Life of the Saint: This glorious saint was the only son of his eminent and wealthy parents, citizens of the city of Patra in Lycia. Following the death of his parents, Nicholas distributed all his inherited goods to the poor, not keeping anything for himself. After that, by God’s wondrous providence, he was chosen archbishop of the city of Myra in Lycia. A defender of God’s truth, this wonderful saint was ever bold as a defender of justice among the people. On two occasions, he saved three men from an undeserved sentence of death. Even during his lifetime, the people considered him a saint and invoked his aid in difficulties and in distress. A light shone from his face as it did from the face of Moses and he, by his presence alone, brought comfort, peace and good will among men. In old age he became ill for a short time and entered into the rest of the Lord after a life full of labor and very fruitful on earth by his miracles and to glorify his God. He entered into rest on December 6/19, 343 AD. On May 9/22, 1087, the relics of the saint was translated from Myra in Lycia to the town of Bari in Italy. This occurred because of the Moslem assault on Lycia. At that time Bari was Orthodox and under an Orthodox patriarch.
St. Nicholas is known as the Patron Saint and Intercessor for children, businessmen and sailors as well as of all men named Nicholas (Николай). His Feast days are December 6/19 (Nicholas of Winter) and May 9/22 (Nicholas of Spring).
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