The Monk Sevastian of Sokhotsk, Poshekhonsk
Commemorated on December 18, February 26
The Monk Sevastian
of Sokhotsk, Poshekhonsk, founded a monastery in honour of the
Transfiguration of the Lord, located at the River Sokhota, 90 versts from the
city of Romanov (now Tutaev) in the Yaroslavsk district. The monks of the
monastery themselves cultivated the soil and ate through the work of their own
hands. The founder of the monastery taught the ascetics this by his own example
and guidance. The Monk Sevastian reposed in about the year 1500.
© 1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.