The Monk Mardarii, Hermit of Pechersk

Commemorated on December 13, August 28 and on the 2nd Sunday of the Great Lent

      The Monk Mardarii, Hermit of Pechersk, asceticised in the Farther Caves during the XIII Century. According to the manuscript calendar, in the tropar and kondak he is called "non-covetous", and by the superscription over the relics "without cell". His name is remembered in the 7th Ode of the Service of the Sobor-Assemblage of the Fathers of the Farther Caves (28 August) together with the Monk Ammon (Comm. 4 October), where he is called a "zealot of poverty". He was buried in the Farther Caves. His memory is celebrated also on 28 August and on the 2nd Sunday of Great Lent.

1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.

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