The Monk Irodion of Iloezersk and Novgorod
Commemorated on September 28
The Monk Irodion
of Iloezersk and Novgorod, was a disciple of the Monk Kornilii of Komel'sk
(+ 19 May 1537). After the death of his preceptor, he settled at Iloezersk –
20 kilometers from Belozersk, and there on a peninsula he built himself a cell
and established a church in honour of the Nativity of the MostHoly Mother of
God, marking the beginning of the Iloezersk Ozadsk monastery. The monk was
strict at fasting, he spent the nights at prayer and every Saturday he communed
the Holy Mysteries. An Angel announced to the monk about the proximity of his
end. He died a schema-monk on 28 September 1541 and was buried in the chapel
built by him.
© 1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.