The Uncovering of the Venerable Relics of Saint Sergius of Radonezh
Saint Sergius was a 14th century Russian Monk who sought a life of asceticism and solitude even from a very early age. After the death of his parents, he retreated into the Northern Russian forests to live the monastic life. Over time, people began to flock to him, and with the help of his disciples, many monasteries were built throughout the area. Most notably, he founded the Holy Trinity Monastery. He was known for great humility, hard work, clairvoyance, and wisdom. He is recognized as the father of northern Russian monasticism.Troparion (Tone 8) A true warrior of Christ our God, righteous and holy, thou didst work with zeal enduring the suffering and sorrows of earthly life. An example to thy disciples, the Holy Spirit rejoiced in thee, illuminating thee with the radiance of his presence. O thou, who in the Holy Spirit’s power hast boldness to approach the Holy Trinity, remember thy flock gathered by thee in wisdom, and according to thy promise, forget not thy children, O holy father Sergius.
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