Father, when they opened up thy tomb, there was a sweet fragrance that spilled out on all those standing there.

On September 3rd, 1953, the Tomb of Saint Nektarios was opened by the Nuns in the Monastery where he was buried.

Hymn: Father, when they opened up thy tomb, there was a sweet fragrance that spilled out on all those standing there. Then thy Holy Relics were revealed for all to see, showing signs of abundant Grace; for they were like flowers of the future Glory, sending out their fragrant scent. Therefore we established this Feast Day to remember their disinterment and to honour thee, O Saint Nektarios.

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In Melbourne, Australia, we are Blessed to have a portion of the Holy Relics of Saint Nektarios at the Church of Saint Nektarios, in Fawkner. We also have a part of his Holy Relics at our Church of Saint Paraskevi in St Albans.