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Woe is me, that I sojourn in Meshech, that I dwell among the tents of Kedar.
Too long have I had my dwelling among those who hate peace
I am for peace, but when I speak, they are for war.
Psalm 120
In truth you were revealed to your flock as a rule of faith...
Saint Nicholas, the Wonderworker, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia to whom the church in Bialowieza is dedicated, is famed as a great saint pleasing unto God. He was born in the city of Patara in the region of Lycia (on the south coast of the Asia Minor peninsula), and was the only son of pious parents Theophanes and Nonna, who had vowed to dedicate him to God.