Unusual phenomena associated with the relics of the saints

Marina Chizhova
01.11.2016

Unusual phenomena associated with the relics of the saints

A lot of unusual phenomena and miracles are connected with the relics of the saints of God. These facts destroy the usual idea of ​​the material world, pointing to the superiority of the spiritual world over it. We want to talk about the most incredible of these cases.

Kiev-Pechersk Caves

"Christ is Risen!": A conversation with the Kiev-Pechersk saints

One of the unique phenomena of everything, not only the Orthodox world, is the caves of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. Created by the founders of the monastery, St. Anthony and Theodosius, in the XI century. Near and far caves today collectively contain more than 120 relics of the holy saints of God. In the world, perhaps, there is no other place where so many imperishable remains of glorified saints would be kept at the same time.

In the caves are also myrrh-flowing heads of unknown saints. The chapters are placed in special vessels, and from them an inexplicable origin of liquid substance is released - miro, which has healing properties.Moreover, when the heads of myrrh stream, they become soft, like wax.

But not only the number of shrines Lavra caves can boast. Other kinds of Orthodox miracles also occur in them. Some of them are described in the Kiev-Pechersk Patericon and are associated with the name of Rev. Mark, who labored here. His main obedience was to dig in the cave of the grave for the newly-minted ascetics, for which he subsequently received the nickname of the Grave Digger.

In Paterik, several unusual phenomena are mentioned when the dead obeyed Mark and carried out his instructions. For example, he did not manage to dig a grave in time for one of the newly-reposed holy fathers and asked to transfer through another monk for the deceased to wait. Then the incredible happened: when Mark's request was passed to the monk, the dead resurrected and lived another day.

The other corpse, which was laid in a close grave, so that it was not possible to approach it to coat the body with oil (oil), at the request of Mark Grabo Digger, he took the oil and poured himself on them. Also described is the case when one of the deceased brothers, by the word of the same Mark, himself shifted to another grave, in order to give way to his brother, which was supposed to be in order of seniority.

Mark Mark Grave Digger

Today, the relics of St. Mark the Grave-Digger rest in famous caves and are the subject of worship. Not only the imperishable remains were preserved from the reverend, but also the chains, the cross and the famous hat. She is dressed after a prayer on the head for everyone, from which healings and other miracles often occur.

In 1453 another incident occurred in the caves, which can be classified as improbable. On the feast of the Resurrection of Christ, one priest called Dionysius came here. Overwhelmed with joy and wanting to share it with the saints, he exclaimed: “Today is the Great Day, holy fathers: Christ is Risen!” Suddenly, the whole host of Pechersk saints clearly answered him: “Truly Risen!” speech and the rest of his life spent in the shutter.

Pskovo-Pechersk Caves

Mysteries of the God-built caves of the Pskov-Caves Monastery

Compete in fame with the Lavra caves of Kiev can only be "God-built caves" of the Pskovo-Pechersky Monastery, which can also be attributed to the number of Orthodox miracles. They were opened in 1392, 80 years before the foundation of the monastery itself.

And it happened like this.A peasant from this area was chopping down trees. Suddenly, one of the trees fell downhill, several more followed, and the entrance to the caves opened beneath them. According to one legend, they were founded by monks fleeing from the Crimean Tatars from the Kiev-Pechersk Monastery. Above the entrance they found an inscription: "God-built caves". Later, a fool tried to erase this inscription, but she always appeared again. Today, in these caves rest many of the relics of the monastic brethren.

The remains of the founders of the monastery rest here: the priest John Shesnak and his wife Maria (in vows - Vassa). When the latter died, her husband buried her at the entrance to the cave, burying the coffin under the ground. However, the next day he found the coffin in the same place, but on the surface. After serving the requiem again, he again buried the coffin, but the same thing happened again. Then he comprehended that this is the will of God.

Since then, a tradition has been established: coffins with the dead in the caves are never buried, but left in special niches - crypts. But on this unusual phenomena with the relics of the nun Vassa did not end. When at the beginning of the last century some intruders tried to open the coffin of the holy founder of the monastery, they did not succeed: a fire appeared from the coffin and burned them.The evidence of this posthumous miracle can still be seen on the tomb of St. Vassa - these are traces of a fire.

Not only monks, but also some laymen are buried in God-built caves. Among them there are even famous ancestors of Mussorgsky, Pushkin and Kutuzov. There are about ten thousand graves in total. And it is interesting that there are no smells of corruption here.

The relics of Alexander Nevsky

Posthumous miracle of Alexander Nevsky

An unusual phenomenon occurred in 1263 at the funeral service of the blessed prince Alexander Nevsky, who, before his death, received the schema of Alexy. At that moment, when he was supposed to put a permit in writing, he stretched out his hand in front of everyone present and took it.

It is interesting that the same miracle repeated exactly seven centuries later, when the great devotee of our days, Schiarchimandrite Vitaly (Sidorenko), was funeral services. Moreover, it is significant that this happened in the church in honor of Alexander Nevsky in Tbilisi on the eve of the day of remembrance of the Blessed Prince on December 5, 1992. In this temple, Father Vitaly served the last years of his life. The reaction of those present to this unusual phenomenon was recorded during the filming of the funeral.

The hand of Alexander Svirsky

Almost alive: the relics of St. Alexander Svirsky

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Another inexplicable miracle is the imperishable remains of St. Alexander Svirsky. As you know, he was the only Russian saint who was the appearance of the Holy Trinity. For many years, the monk labored in a retreat near the Svir River at the turn of the 16th century. The monk's relics are unique in that they are preserved almost completely incorruptible, including soft tissues, even those parts of the face that usually decay in the first place.

A fragrant myrho emanates from the foot of the ascetic, upon which the bees flew after the second acquisition. This miracle was filmed on video cameras. Today the relics of the monk are in Holy Trinity Alexander-Svirsky Monastery.

Spiridon Trimifunts slipper

As Spiridon Trimifuntsky rolled over in his grave

Famous for its many wonders and relics of St. Spyridon Trimyfuntsky. They are also marked by an almost complete incorruption. Often it is impossible to open the shrine with the relics of the saint: it is believed that at this time it is absent here, as it helps the suffering. The well-known velvet shoes of the devotee, which annually have to be changed, testify to the same thing, since they solemnly tramp the sole.

But we would like to tell you about another Orthodox miracle witnessed by Nikolai Gogol, from whose mouth this story came to us. Once a writer came to worship the relics of St. Spyridon and saw the following unusual phenomenon.

When the remains of the monk, according to tradition, were encircled around the city, among those present was one pilgrim from England who doubted the authenticity of the miracle. He was sure that the body of Trimifuntsky the miracle-worker was embalmed, and therefore there must be cuts on his back.

However, when he came closer to the relics to examine them, in front of all the remains of the saint themselves rose in a coffin and turned over so that the Englishman could be sure that there were no seams there. After this, the relics of the saint also returned to their former position.

Clement of Rome

Pop-up relics of Bishop Clement of Rome

Another unique posthumous miracle is associated with the name of St. Clement of Rome, martyred in the II century. His body was thrown into the sea with an anchor around his neck near Chersonesos. However, every year on the day of the memory of the martyr a completely unusual phenomenon took place: the sea parted for eight days, giving people the opportunity to approach the relics, and the Liturgy was performed here each day.This continued until the remains of Clement were miraculously found in the 9th century by the equal apostles Cyril and Methodius.

Ear of John Chrysostom

Imperishable ear of John Chrysostom

In the Vatopedi monastery on Mount Athos there is another rare shrine - the honest head of John Chrysostom. It is a bare skull with no skin. It is surprising in her that one part still remained imperishable - this is the ear of the saint. Moreover, it is completely inexplicable how it can hold onto bare bones. It is believed that in this ear the apostle Paul himself whispered to John Chrysostom himself when he wrote interpretations on his epistles. That is why it remained untouched by corruption.

Relics of Athanasius Lubensky

Athanasius Sitting

In the Cathedral of the Annunciation of Kharkov are the relics of St. Athanasius, Lubensky wonderworker, resting in an unusual position for us - seated. The people called him this for this: “Athanasius Sitting.” What is the mystery of such an unusual burial? And how did the relics of the saint appear here?

Athanasius was the patriarch of Constantinople. In 1694, he returned through Ukraine from Moscow, where he traveled to the king on a personal assignment. On the way, he became seriously ill and stopped at the Mgarsky Monastery near Lubny in Poltava region. Here he was buried according to the custom, as the Eastern Patriarchs are buried - sitting.Later, the relics of the saint were transported to Kharkov, where they became famous for their miracles.

Smile of Joseph Vatopedi

Joseph Vatopedsky's posthumous smile

Orthodox miracles happen today. One of them is the posthumous smile of the modern Athos elder ascetic Joseph of Vatopedi. He passed away on July 1, 2001. When the old man died, his face was not smiling, which is recorded in numerous photos. However, later, when, according to the custom of Athos, his body was sewn into a mantle, and then a part of the fabric was cut out around the face, they saw an unusual phenomenon: the old man smiled with such a peaceful smile, which can only be on the happiest face. These photos quickly spread across the Internet around the world.

We bring to your attention a film about the second finding of the imperishable remains of St. Alexander Svirsky:


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    Unusual phenomena associated with the relics of the saints

    Unusual phenomena associated with the relics of the saints

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    Unusual phenomena associated with the relics of the saints

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    Unusual phenomena associated with the relics of the saints

    Unusual phenomena associated with the relics of the saints

    Unusual phenomena associated with the relics of the saints

    Unusual phenomena associated with the relics of the saints

    Unusual phenomena associated with the relics of the saints

    Unusual phenomena associated with the relics of the saints

    Unusual phenomena associated with the relics of the saints

    Unusual phenomena associated with the relics of the saints

    Unusual phenomena associated with the relics of the saints

    Unusual phenomena associated with the relics of the saints

    Unusual phenomena associated with the relics of the saints

    Unusual phenomena associated with the relics of the saints

    Unusual phenomena associated with the relics of the saints

    Unusual phenomena associated with the relics of the saints

    Unusual phenomena associated with the relics of the saints

    Unusual phenomena associated with the relics of the saints

    Unusual phenomena associated with the relics of the saints

    Unusual phenomena associated with the relics of the saints

    Unusual phenomena associated with the relics of the saints

    Unusual phenomena associated with the relics of the saints

    Unusual phenomena associated with the relics of the saints

    Unusual phenomena associated with the relics of the saints

    Unusual phenomena associated with the relics of the saints

    Unusual phenomena associated with the relics of the saints

    Unusual phenomena associated with the relics of the saints

    Unusual phenomena associated with the relics of the saints

    Unusual phenomena associated with the relics of the saints

    Unusual phenomena associated with the relics of the saints

    Unusual phenomena associated with the relics of the saints

    Unusual phenomena associated with the relics of the saints

    Unusual phenomena associated with the relics of the saints

    Unusual phenomena associated with the relics of the saints

    Unusual phenomena associated with the relics of the saints

    Unusual phenomena associated with the relics of the saints

    Unusual phenomena associated with the relics of the saints

    Unusual phenomena associated with the relics of the saints

    Unusual phenomena associated with the relics of the saints

    Unusual phenomena associated with the relics of the saints

    Unusual phenomena associated with the relics of the saints

    Unusual phenomena associated with the relics of the saints

    Unusual phenomena associated with the relics of the saints

    Unusual phenomena associated with the relics of the saints

    Unusual phenomena associated with the relics of the saints