Today, the Orthodox Church honours the memory of St. Nicholas Mirlikian ”the Wonderworker”. Saint Nicholas was taught good deeds and firm faith in God from a young age. He helped the needy and saved them from trouble. According to popular belief, St. Nicholas performed a miracle by filling up the hole of a pierced ship with a carp and saving the sailors from certain death.
It is believed that when preparing fish, the scales should not fall to the ground and should not occur. The day has also been declared an official holiday in the city of Burgas. The saint is venerated as the protector of sailors, fishermen and bankers.
The Holy Apostles and Saint Nicholas, who serves as a good example for all notable high priests, the successors to the Apostles and teachers of the Church, are honoured on Thursday in the Orthodox Church’s weekly liturgical cycle. Giving him a spot in the weekly schedule signifies the Church’s high regard for him.
St. Nicholas was a devoted Christian. He started getting referred to as a “wonderworker” (a person who works wonders or performs miracles). Many of them began to live calm, compassionate lives full of good acts after being so inspired by his life of service to others.
In the early church, St. Nicholas was the saint who was most respected. He enjoys the highest respect in the East, especially in Russia. He is the saint with the most churches named after him around the world. His work as a potent intercessor for the defence and growth of the Church is still going strong today.