Apostle Nicanor

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The Holy '''Apostle Nicanor''' of the [[Apostle|Seventy]] was among the first [[deacon]]s in the Church along with [[Apostle Stephen the Protomartyr|Stephen]], [[Apostle Philip (of the Seventy)|Philip]], [[Apostle Parmenas|Parmenas]], [[Apostle Prochorus|Prochorus]], [[Apostle Timon |Timon ]] and Nicholas.  Although they died at various times and in various places, they are commemorated together on [[July 28]]. St Nicanor also commemorated on [[January 4]] with the [[Synaxis]] of the 70 Holy Apostles.  
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The holy, glorious, all-laudable '''Apostle Nicanor''' of the [[Apostle|Seventy]] was among the first [[deacon]]s in the Church along with [[Apostle Stephen the Protomartyr|Stephen]], [[Apostle Philip (of the Seventy)|Philip]], [[Apostle Parmenas|Parmenas]], [[Apostle Prochorus|Prochorus]], [[Apostle Timon|Timon]] and Nicholas.  Although they died at various times and in various places, they are commemorated together on [[July 28]]. St. Nicanor is also commemorated on [[January 4]] with the [[Synaxis]] of the 70 Holy Apostles.  
  
 
In the [[Acts of the Apostles]] (6:1-6) it is said that the twelve [[Apostle]]s chose seven men full of the [[Holy Spirit]] and wisdom, and appointed them to serve as deacons.  
 
In the [[Acts of the Apostles]] (6:1-6) it is said that the twelve [[Apostle]]s chose seven men full of the [[Holy Spirit]] and wisdom, and appointed them to serve as deacons.  
  
Although St Nicanor suffered on the same day that the holy Protomartyr Stephen ([[December 27]]) and many other Christians were killed by stoning, he is commemorated on [[December 28]].  
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Although St. Nicanor suffered on the same day that the holy [[Protomartyr]] [[Apostle Stephen the Protomartyr|Stephen]] ([[December 27]]) and many other Christians were killed by stoning, he is commemorated on [[December 28]].  
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==Hymns==  
 
==Hymns==  
[[Troparion]] (Tone 3)  
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[[Troparion]] ([[Tone]] 3) [http://www.oca.org/FSTropars.asp?ID=100030]
 
:Holy apostle Nicanor of the Seventy;
 
:Holy apostle Nicanor of the Seventy;
 
:entreat the merciful;
 
:entreat the merciful;
 
:to grant our souls forgiveness of transgressions.
 
:to grant our souls forgiveness of transgressions.
[[Kontakion]] (Tone 4)  
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[[Kontakion]] (Tone 4) [http://www.oca.org/FSTropars.asp?ID=100030]
 
:The Church ever sees you as a shining star, O apostle Nicanor,
 
:The Church ever sees you as a shining star, O apostle Nicanor,
 
:Your miracles have manifested great enlightenment.
 
:Your miracles have manifested great enlightenment.
 
:Therefore we cry out to Christ:
 
:Therefore we cry out to Christ:
 
:"Save those who with faith honor Your apostle, O Most Merciful One."  
 
:"Save those who with faith honor Your apostle, O Most Merciful One."  
Kontakion for July 28 (Tone 1)  
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Kontakion for July 28 (Tone 1) [http://www.oca.org/FSTropars.asp?ID=102108]
 
:You were holy deacons and eye-witnesses of the Word,
 
:You were holy deacons and eye-witnesses of the Word,
 
:And chosen vessel of the faith,
 
:And chosen vessel of the faith,
 
:O glorious Nicanor, Prochorus, Parmenas and Timon.
 
:O glorious Nicanor, Prochorus, Parmenas and Timon.
 
:Therefore today we celebrate your sacred memory,
 
:Therefore today we celebrate your sacred memory,
:Blessing you in gladness of heart.  
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:Blessing you in gladness of heart.
[[Category:Biblical Saints]]
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[[Category:Saints]]
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==External links==
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*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?FSID=102108 Apostle Nicanor the Deacon of the Seventy], July 28 ([[OCA]])
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*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?FSID=103679 Apostle Nicanor the Deacon of the Seventy], December 28 (OCA)
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*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?FSID=100030 Apostle Nicanor the Deacon of the Seventy], January 4 (OCA)
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*[http://goarch.org/en/chapel/saints.asp?contentid=144 Prochoros, Nicanor, Timon, & Parmenas the Apostles of the 70] ([[GOARCH]])
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[[Category:Biblical Saints|Nicanor]]
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[[Category:Martyrs|Nicanor]]
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[[Category:Saints|Nicanor]]
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[[Category:Seventy Apostles|Nicanor]]
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[[Category:Seven Deacons|Nicanor]]
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[[Category:Ante-Nicene Saints|Nicanor]]
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[[Category:1st-century saints]]
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[[ro:Apostolul Nicanor]]

Latest revision as of 10:25, October 24, 2012

The holy, glorious, all-laudable Apostle Nicanor of the Seventy was among the first deacons in the Church along with Stephen, Philip, Parmenas, Prochorus, Timon and Nicholas. Although they died at various times and in various places, they are commemorated together on July 28. St. Nicanor is also commemorated on January 4 with the Synaxis of the 70 Holy Apostles.

In the Acts of the Apostles (6:1-6) it is said that the twelve Apostles chose seven men full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, and appointed them to serve as deacons.

Although St. Nicanor suffered on the same day that the holy Protomartyr Stephen (December 27) and many other Christians were killed by stoning, he is commemorated on December 28.

Hymns

Troparion (Tone 3) [1]

Holy apostle Nicanor of the Seventy;
entreat the merciful;
to grant our souls forgiveness of transgressions.

Kontakion (Tone 4) [2]

The Church ever sees you as a shining star, O apostle Nicanor,
Your miracles have manifested great enlightenment.
Therefore we cry out to Christ:
"Save those who with faith honor Your apostle, O Most Merciful One."

Kontakion for July 28 (Tone 1) [3]

You were holy deacons and eye-witnesses of the Word,
And chosen vessel of the faith,
O glorious Nicanor, Prochorus, Parmenas and Timon.
Therefore today we celebrate your sacred memory,
Blessing you in gladness of heart.

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