Thursday, June 13, 2024 UTC

AUG 14: FEAST OF THE TRANSLATION OF RELICS OF THEODOSIUS OF THE CAVE – VENERABLE AND PREFESTIVE DAY OF DORMITION

 Today is the Feast of the Translation of the Relics of Theodosius of the Caves – Venerable. Saint Theodosius of the Caves was the Father of monasticism in Russia. He worked at the monastery tirelessly by taking it upon himself the work of the other monks. He was not afraid to denounce the powerful leaders of the world. Those individuals treated unjustly were defended by him and he concerned himself with the destitute. He built a special courtyard for them at the monastery where they could get food and drink. St. Theodosius fell asleep in the Lord peacefully in the year 1074. He asked to be buried in a cave which he dug, where he secluded himself during fasting periods. This was granted him 18 years later.

Today is also the pre-festive day of Dormition. Please see post for Feast of Dormition.

 

 

 

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