The Monk Athansii (Afanasii)

Commemorated on March 8

      The Monk Athansii (Afanasii) was hegumen at the monastery of the Monk Lazar during the mid-XV Century. After his death the body of the ascetic was buried in a separate chapel, where the chains of the saint were preserved evidence of his exploits. The veneration of this saint goes way back. In the second half of the XVII Century they called Hegumen Athanasii "a wonderworking monk". A tropar and kondak to the saint are known of.

1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.

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