The Monk Daniel of Pereslavl'

Commemorated on April 7, December 30

      The Monk Daniel of Pereslavl', in the world Dimitrii, was born about 1460 in the city of Pereslavl'-Zalessk from parents the pious Konstantin and Feodosia (in monasticism Thekla).
      From his childhood, Daniel had a love for the pious life and Christian deeds. He took vows in the monastery of the Monk Paphnutii of Borovsk; in spiritual life he matured under the guidance of the Saint Leukii of Volokolamsk (Comm. 17 August). Afterwards in his native land he dedicated himself to the deed of love for neighbour: he buried the neglected, the poor, and those without family. The monk founded on the spot of the cemetery a monastery.
      He died 7 April 1540 (his memory is also 30 December and 28 July).

1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.

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