Righteous Maxim, Priest of Tot'ma

Commemorated on January 16

      Righteous Maxim, Priest of Tot'ma, was for a certain time priest in the city of Tot'ma in Vologda diocese. Over the course of forty years he made the harsh exploit of fool-for-Christ, constantly in fasting and in prayer. Blessed Maxim died in extreme old age on 16 January 1650 and was buried at the Resurrection church, in which he served. The local veneration of the saint began in 1715, in connection with numerous miracles occurring at his grave.

1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.

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