The Monk Gennadii of Vazheozersk
Commemorated on February 9
The Monk Gennadii
of Vazheozersk was the son of rich parents but, having given away
everything, he became a disciple and novice under the monk Alexander of Svir'
and pursued asceticism with him as an hermit at the river Svira. Afterwards,
with blessing of the monk Alexander, he went to Vazheozersk, located 12 versts
from the Svir' monastery. And here, having built a cell, he spent his solitary
ascetic life with two of his disciples.
© 1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.