While he reposed, Saint Alexios held the paper he wrote on. That day, God revealed to the faithful to find the Man of God. In the Icon below you can see Saint Alexios being carried to burial by his father, Saint Innocent and the rulers of the city.
“After Liturgy the Voice was heard again in the Temple: “Seek the Man of God in the house of Euphemianus.” All hastened there, but the Saint was already dead. His face shone like the face of an Angel, and his hand clasped the paper, and they were unable to take it. They placed the Saint’s body on a cot, covered with costly coverings. The Pope and the Emperor bent their knees and turned to the Saint, as to one yet alive, asking him to open his hand. And the Saint heard their Prayer. When the letter was read, the Righteous one’s wife and parents tearfully Venerated his Holy Relics.”