By Monk Gerasimos Mikragiannanitis
On the third of this month [September], we have a good time the interpretation of the honorable relics of our Holy Father Nektarios the Bishop of Pentapolis and Wonderworker, which passed off within the yr of our salvation 1953.
Your relics appeared from the earth Father,
Showing its hidden grace to all.
On the third the bones of Nektarios appeared out of the earth.
This new luminous star of the Church, who was glorified with paradoxical energy by God, reposed on the ninth of November, within the yr of our salvation 1920, the comemoration of his passing to God having been extensively recorded. Today we have a good time the interpretation from the grave of his holy and miracle-flowing relics, which passed off on the one thousandth 5 hundredth and fifty-third yr, on the third of September, with the Metropolitan of Hydra, Spetses and Aegina Prokopios serving as the principle hierarch, surrounded by the previous hierarch of Elis Antonios, in addition to the island’s Rulers, Monastics and sacred Clergy, and the Council of State.Surrounded by these, the grave was opened; without delay an unspeakable perfume emerged and unfold about, as if there was a considerable amount of myrrh within the air. Their venerable palms translated the honorable relics of the Saint into treasured instances and had been positioned within the radiant Monastery as a treasury of inexhaustible divine grace and undepletable supply of therapeutic for varied illnesses and pains and sufferings. Various locations and cities have been discovered worthy to have parts of his revered relics, for the sanctification of the trustworthy and the therapeutic of the sick, and this nice and sanctified father works and performs quite a few miracles, and he hastens in every single place to rescue those that name upon him, because it has been extensively written about.
Through his intercessions and that of all of Your Saints, Christ God, have mercy on us and save us. Amen.
Apolytikion within the First Tone
The holy translation out of your grave, of your revered relics Hierarch Nektarios, we have a good time, for the sanctification of physique and soul, and the therapeutic of all method of sufferings, conveyed to those that fall down piously, earlier than your grace crying out: glory to Him Who brightly glorified you, glory to Him Who sanctified you, glory to Him Who works by way of you, all method of healings.Kontakion within the Fourth Tone
Your revered relics, translated from the grave, is praised Nektarios the Wonderworker, with pious-minded cries: Rejoice, you who’re honored as an equal of the Fathers.
Your revered relics, pour forth considerable grace, because it has been noticed at your grave, Father Nektarios, the place the trustworthy method, receiving well being, of physique and soul.