The Uncovering of the Relics of the Holy Nobleborn Prince Andrei of Smolensk
Commemorated on October 27
Uncovering of the Relics of the Holy Nobleborn Prince Andrei of Smolensk
occurred in the year 1539 through the involvement of the Monk Daniel of
Pereslavl' (+ 1540, Comm. 7 April).
The holy nobleborn Prince Andrei was son of the Smolensk prince Feodor Fominsky. While still in his youthful years he was grieved by the disputes of his brothers, and he left his native city going as a simple wanderer to Pereslavl' Zalessk. In humility and meekness he spent thirty years as church warden at the church of Saint Nicholas, also nearby which he is buried. After his death they discovered an heirloom princely ring, a gold chain and an inscription with the words: "I am Andrei, one of the Smolensk princes".
© 1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.