Tuesday, 6 December 2016

A blessed Punch-a-Heretic Day!


I saw Santa punching Arius

I saw Santa punching Arius
in the council chambers at Nicaea.
He just couldn’t stand
to hear the heretic expand
his theory how Our Blessed Lord
was not much more than just a man.

Then I saw Santa grabbing Arius
by the beard to pull him off his chair.
The other bishops were justified,
in assuming this was undignified
throwing Santa in a cell for the night.

I saw Jesus and His Mother
come to Santa praying in his chains.
Christ asked, “Why are you here?”
“All for my love of You.”
Off fell the chains and to him was given
the pallium and the Gospels.

St. Nick went back up to the chamber
amazing everyone at the sight.
They said, “It must have been righteous anger!”
“It is Arius we must excommunicate.”

“The Son is consubstantial with the Father.”

On a more serious note:


This the confessor of the Lord, whose triumph
Now all the faithful celebrate, with gladness
Erst on this feast-day merited to enter
Into his glory. 

Saintly and prudent, modest in behaviour,
Peaceful and sober, chaste was he, and lowly.
While that life's vigour, coursing through his members,
Quickened his being. 

Sick ones of old time, to his tomb resorting,
Sorely by ailments manifold afflicted,
Oft-times have welcomed health and strength returning,
At his petition. 

Whence we in chorus gladly do him honour,
Chanting his praises with devout affection,
That in his merits we may have a portion,
Now and forever. 

His be the glory, power and salvation,
Who over all things reigneth in the highest,
Earth's mighty fabric ruling and directing,
Onely and Trinal. Amen.


Michael Dowd said...

Thanks Vox. Most timely. Most appropriate.

Anonymous said...

Royal Doors has the video also. It's fantastic.

Troparion, Tone 4: The truth of your deeds made you for your flock a rule of faith* and an image of meekness,* a teacher of continence.* And so you gained the heights through humility,* riches through poverty,* father and bishop Nicholas.* Intercede with Christ our God* for the salvation of our souls.

Troparion of St. Nicholas, Tone 4