Commemorated on April 7, December 30
The Monk Daniel of
Pereslavl', – in the world Dimitrii, was born about 1460 in the city of
Pereslavl'-Zalessk from parents the pious Konstantin and Feodosia (in
From his childhood,
Daniel had a love for the pious life and Christian deeds. He took vows in the
monastery of the Monk Paphnutii of Borovsk; in spiritual life he matured under
the guidance of the Saint Leukii of Volokolamsk (Comm. 17 August). Afterwards
in his native land he dedicated himself to the deed of love for neighbour: he
buried the neglected, the poor, and those without family. The monk founded on
the spot of the cemetery a monastery.
He died 7 April 1540
(his memory is also 30 December and 28 July).
© 1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.