Sainted Mina, Bishop of Polotsk

Commemorated on June 20

      Sainted Mina, Bishop of Polotsk, for a long time asceticised at the Kievo-Pechersk monastery. On 13 December 1105 he was ordained bishop of Polotsk. The name of Saint Mina enters into the service to the Kievo-Pechersk holy fathers, since prior to his elevation to the dignity of bishop he bore obedience at the monastery. Remembrance of him is contained in the Kievo-Pechersk Paterikon. Saint Mina is reknown as one of the first Russian archpastors, continuing the spreading of the grace of faith in Christ after the Baptism of the Russian Land.

1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.

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