St. Nicholas in fourth century was known as "the great wonderworker; a speedy helper, and an uncommon mediator of God." This pious bishop lived in the Lycian town of Myra where he performed most of his miracles and generous deeds. His most well known deeds came around the time of Christmas, when he would leave gold in the homes of poor families on Christmas Eve, and give help to any person who needed it. His relics are now laid at rest in Rome.
Today miracles and wonders are directly associated with the Saint. Click here to read about a wonderful story about one of St. Nicholas' miracles. The Myrrh Streaming Icon of St. Nicholas is an icon that sweats a divinely fragrant myrrh directly out of the image on the icon, which is a good example of one of St. Nicholas' modern day miracles.
A Prayer To Saint Nicholas, from Small Vespers:
With divine myrrh the divine grace of the Spirit anointed thee, who didst preside as the leader of Myra, and having made the ends of the world fragrant with the myrrh of virtues thou holiest of men, through the pleasant breathings of thine intercessions always driving away the evil stench of the passions. Therefore, in faith we render thee great praise, and celebrate thine all-holy memory, O Nicholas.
O blessed Nicholas, show compassion to me who fall down praying to thee; and enlighten the eyes of my soul, O wise one, that I may clearly behold the Light-Giver and Compassionate One.
The truth of things revealed thee to thy flock as a rule of faith, an icon of meekness and a teacher of temperance; therefore, thou hast achieved the heights by humility, riches by poverty. O Father and Hierarch Nicholas, intercede with Christ God that our souls be saved.
Click here to hear the Prayer dedicated to Saint Nicholas, in Greek.