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.