PRAYER TO SAINT NICHOLAS THE WONDERWORKER - Charm Beads for bracelet or necklace, Set of 3 beads Materials: Sterling Silver (925 grade), 24K Gilding, Blackening Average weight: 16.4 grams Size: 25 * 36 mm Technique: casting, gilding, blackening, handmade. Symbolism and application of the item Three beads are dedicated to one of the greatest and most ...revered Orthodox saints - Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker or, as he is called in Russia, Nikola the Benefactor. He lived in the second half of the 3rd century and was a bishop of the Lycian city of Mira, where he was famous for many miracles and works of mercy. Already during his lifetime, the people began to pray to him as to the saint, asking for help in hopeless situations. Sailors prayed to pacify the storm and save the drowning, those, who were innocently convicted - to stand up before the rulers, the sick prayed for healing, and the needy ones -for any help. And the saint heard the calls of the suffering for many miles. During his life, he performed countless miracles and does not stop performing them until today. Despite his great gentleness of spirit and purity of heart, Saint Nicholas was a zealous and ardent warrior of the Church of Christ. Fighting evil spirits, the saint made the rounds of the pagan temples and shrines in the city of Myra and its surroundings, shattering the idols and turning the temples to dust. The words of the prayer to the saint are carved on the beads. Saint Nicholas is the patron of travelers, and we pray to him for deliverance from floods, poverty, or any misfortunes. He has promised to help those who remember his parents, Theophanes and Nonna. Saint Nicholas is also commemorated on May 9 (The transfer of his relics) and on July 29 (his nativity). Why should you buy this bead? A bracelet or a necklace made from these beads can be a nice gift to those, who are leaving their native land; As it is considered that Saint Nicholas is the patron of children, coopers, sailors, fishermen, merchants, broadcasters, the falsely accused, repentant thieves, brewers, pharmacists, archers, and pawnbrokers, so, any piece of jewelry, made from these beads, could be a nice little gift to any representative of these occupations. Need further information? If you have any questions, please, do not hesitate to contact me, I'll be glad to answer them.