Saint Nilus, who had Constantinople as his homeland, was a disciple of Saint
John Chrysostom. He had formerly been an eparch of the city, then became
an ascetic on Mount Sinai. He wrote epistles and various ascetical
works, and reposed about 451.
Apolytikion in the Fourth Tone:
With the rivers of your tears, you have made the barren desert fertile.
Through sighs of sorrow from deep within you, your labors have borne
fruit a hundred-fold. By your miracles you have become a light, shining
upon the world. O Nilus, our Holy Father, pray to Christ our God,
to save our souls.
Kontakion in the Plagal of the Fourth Tone:
By thine unsleeping prayer, O Father Nilus blest of God, thou didst
most keenly cut away all the material that enkindleth the revolts
of the body's passions; and since thou possessest boldness with the
Lord of all, from all dangers that can be do thou deliver me that
I may cry to thee: Rejoice, O universal Father.
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