Sylvester of the Caves lived during the twelfth
century and was igumen of the Mikhailovsk Vydubitsk
monastery at Kiev. He continued the work of Saint
Nestor the Chronicler (October 27) and he wrote nine
lives of the holy saints of the Kiev Caves. In the
service to the Fathers venerated in the Near Caves,
Saint Sylvester is called blessed and endowed with
“a miraculous gift to ward off demonic
suggestions” (Ode 9 of the Canon). Saint
Sylvester was buried in the Near Caves, and his
memory is celebrated on September 28, and on the
second Sunday of Great Lent.
2 января 2016 г.
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