Uncovering of the relics of Venerable Sergius of Radonezh

Commemorated on July 5

The Uncovering of the Venerable Relics of Saint Sergius of Radonezh: The relics of the Saint Sergius (September 25) were uncovered on July 5, 1422 when Saint Nikon (November 17) was igumen. In the year 1408, when Moscow and its environs was invaded by the Tatar horde of Edigei, the Trinity monastery was devastated and burned, and the monks led by Saint Nikon hid themselves in the forests. They saved the icons, sacred vessels, books and other holy things connected with the memory of Saint Sergius. For more on St Sergius;

https://www.oca.org/saints/lives/2020/07/05/101910-uncovering-of-the-relics-of-venerab le-sergius-of-radonezh

Troparion — Tone 8

From your youth you received Christ into your soul, O venerable one, / and above all desired to leave behind the turmoil of the world. / You courageously settled in the wilderness, where you raised children in obedience, the fruits of humility. / Thus, as an abode of the Trinity, you enlightened all who approached in faith and granted healing to all. / Our Father Sergius, pray to Christ God that our souls may be saved.

Kontakion — Tone 8

Having risen from the earth today and shining like the sun, / your precious and incorrupt relics are as fragrant flowers, scented with miracles, / granting healing to all the faithful, and making glad your flock which you wisely gathered and tended. / Now as you stand before the throne of the Trinity, entreat God’s help and grace for them and for all Orthodox Christians, / so that we may sing: “Rejoice, divinely-wise Sergius.”