The Monk Amphylokhii, Hegumen of Glushetsk
Commemorated on May 13, October 12
Monk Amphylokhii, Hegumen of Glushetsk, already a monk of priestly dignity,
came from Ustiug to the monk Dionysii of Glushetsk (Comm. 1 July) in the year
1417. Saint Dionysii, learning of the wish of Amphylokhii to become an ascetic,
told him about the severity and harshness of life in his monastery, but this
did not deter the newcomer. Then Saint Dionysii said: "If thou wishest to
dwell here, then we shalt make a testament – not to be distinct one from
another, while we dwell upon the earth". Amphylokhii joyfully agreed and
vowed to fulfill the ustav (rule) of the monastery.
© 1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.