In patience thou didst win thy reward, O righteous John./ Thou didst love the poor and provide for them bountifully./ Pray to Christ our God to save our souls.
With live coals of wisdom thou didst purify thy mind;/ thou didst drink from the Fountain of Life/ and live as an Angel./ Hence thou dost ever pour forth springs that water the world divinely./ We praise thee, Father Nilus.
Thou didst bring many to the Faith,/ erect numerous churches, extinguish the worship of false gods and cast down idols,/ O Hierarch Machar, establishing thy cathedral at Old Aberdeen./ As thou wast fearless and tireless in thy labours for Christ,/ pray, O Saint, that we may be given strength to follow in thy footsteps/ and that thereby we may be found worthy of His abundant mercy.
Thou didst dispense thy wealth to the poor/ and obtain wealth from heaven, O John./ Wherefore we acclaim thee and celebrate thy memory,/ O namesake of mercy .
By thy vigilant prayer thou didst cut away the undergrowth of the body's insurgent passions./ Thou hast boldness with the Lord:/ free me from dangers that I may cry to thee: Rejoice, O Father Nilus.