The Monk Roman of Kirzhachsk
Commemorated on July 29
The Monk Roman of
Kirzhachsk was a co-ascetic and student of the Monk Sergei, Hegumen of
Radonezh (Comm. 25 September and 5 July). The Monks Sergei and Roman in the
forests of Vladimir governance at the River Kirzhach built there a church in
honour of the Annunciation of the MostHoly Mother of God, and established a new
monastery (in 1371). Three years later, with the blessing of Saint Alexei,
Metropolitan of Moscow (Comm. 12 February), the Monk Sergei returned to the
Troitsky-Trinity monastery, and the Monk Roman remained to head the
newly-created wilderness monastery.
© 1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.