I have another piece for you of the ancient literature about St Nicholas of Myra. This is an encomium which is found in the manuscripts among the sermons of Proclus, the 5th century Patriarch of Constantinople. Although it has acquired his name, it is really anonymous. Bryson Sewell completed a draft of the translation, and Andrew Eastbourne revised it and completed it. Here it is:
- Proclus_of_Constantinople_ps-Encomium on St. Nicholas-2016_rev1 (PDF)
- Proclus_of_Constantinople_ps-Encomium on St. Nicholas-2016_rev1 (Word .docx)
As usual I make these public domain – use them for any purpose, personal, educational or commercial.
It’s translated from the Greek text published by G. Anrich. Apparently there are quite a number of late encomia which merely retread the earlier material, and this is mostly one of them. Still useful to have, tho!
UPDATE: Dr. E. has drawn my attention to an editorial error with note 14. I’ve uploaded new versions of the files.