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This year, 2022, is the year of the 600th anniversary of the finding of the relics of St. Sergius of Radonezh. The All-Russian procession continues throughout the country. This spiritual procession is accompanied by the TV channel Tsargrad, telling about the path of the shrine through Russian cities.
From June 13 to October 7, all Russian residents can pray to the great miracle worker and bow before his relics. The journey began with the Holy Trinity Sergius Lavra, then the path of the shrine lay through the suburbs to the Urals. In total, the procession will unite 57 cities of the country.
On August 10, the miraculous relics were greeted in Saratov. Tens of thousands of worshippers prayed to the shrine, told and shown by correspondents of "Russian First".
St. Sergius cares for all who come in faith
While the shrine is on a journey across Russian soil, the Tsargrad channel continues to collect stories of the miracles performed by St. Sergius of Radonezh. This time it's the story of Matushka Elena Gusar.
At one time the woman lived in Sergiev Posad and was a tour guide at Trinity-Sergius Lavra. One evening she was finishing her work day, telling guests from Germany about the monastery. The service was already over and she had to close the temples.
Suddenly, near the Assumption Cathedral, the matushka noticed a lonely old woman who looked somewhat bewildered. Guide spoke to her, and it turned out that the old woman is completely blind.
She was in her 80s. The grandmother had recently come from Ukraine to attend the Presentation of St. Sergius of Radonezh in the Trinity Sergius Lavra. The journey was not an easy one, but the old woman shared that all the way from home she prayed to the great wonderworker and felt his support.
Grandmother Anna (the woman later introduced herself) took the train from Kiev. Along the way, fortunately, she met kind people who helped the old woman get on the right platforms and took her to the right addresses.
More than once the old woman asked the names of her helpers to pray for their health, and various men repeatedly introduced themselves as Sergius.
It was Venerable Sergius who sent them all to me," the grandmother shared.
Eventually she reached the monastery, but now she had nowhere to stay for the night. The elderly woman's story touched the hearts of the Germans, and they gave money, asking Matushka Elena to help her with the lodging.
The few options suggested at the monastery fell away, as there was no place to accommodate her. Being almost in despair, the women knocked on the door of the nearest house, and surprisingly there lived the old woman's countrywoman, who happily took her in. During their conversations it turned out that they even had mutual acquaintances.
This is how St. Sergius takes care of everyone who comes to him in faith," Matushka Elena Gusar concluded.
Source: tsargrad.tv (Russian)