The priest told who to pray to before exams

the Orthodox world July 18, celebrates the uncovering of the relics of St. Sergius of Radonezh. However, the religious pupils and students turn to him with prayers not only today, but in any other — as a rule, on the eve of exams. Why Sergius of Radonezh became the patron Saint of students, the correspondent of “Rosbalt” explained the St. Petersburg priest Elias Makarov.

“Young people often turn to the Sergius of Radonezh prayer about how to successfully pass the exam. The fact is that his life describes the period when it is difficult to book science. This monk faced as a child, but he had a great vision of the angel from whom he received the gift of discipleship. So Sergius of Radonezh himself became a teacher to his many followers, and his disciples founded monasteries in the North-East of Russia that helped to develop the land within the boundaries of the state,” says the priest.

Ilya Makarov notes that, despite the fact that Sergius of Radonezh is traditionally associated with Moscow, Sergiev Posad and Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra in Petersburg already in the beginning of the XVIII century founded the St. Treecko Sergius Seaside desert — monastery with the status for quality abode, this is the highest rank assigned to the monasteries.

“In this monastery of Catherine II learnt the news about the coup and that it became a full ruler. Here singing monks taught a famous Church composer father Peter Turchaninov, been and Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The most famous Abbot of the monastery was Archimandrite Ignaty Bryanchaninov, subsequently, the famous St…. July 18 on the website of the St. Petersburg Metropolitanate we will publish the film, which is called “picket Petersburg”, — said the priest.

we will Remind, on July 18 142 year (new style) were found incorrupt relics of St. Sergius of Radonezh, who became the main Holyit Troitse-Sergiev monastery. Until the XX century was carried over the fence three times: twice, saving from fire, and during the war with Napoleon. In 1919 began a campaign “opening of the relics”, and put them in Sergius Museum of history and art. Returned to power in the Trinity-Sergius Lavra only in 1946.

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