O ye who love the feasts of the Church,
let us all join chorus in spirit.
Ye heavens, ye mountains and hills,
ye choirs of virgins and of the Church,
ye splendor of fasters:
rejoice at the memorial
of the most blessed one;
and, assembling together thereon,
let us magnify the Savior.
from Ode 9 of the Canon of St. Nicholas