Saturday, September 25, 2010

St. Dositheos, The Hermit of Kiev (+ 1776)

St. Dositheos of Kiev (Feast Day - September 25)

Chronology

1672 - 1725 Peter the Great, Emperor of Russia
1709 - 1761 Elizabeth Petrova, Empress of Russia beginning 1741
1721 Birth of St. Dositheos
1722 Birth of Staretz Paissy (Velichkovsky)
1723 - 1730 Dositheos at the Monastery of the Ascension in Moscow
1730 - 1736 Dositheos at his family home
1736 - 1739 Dositheos a novice at the Lavra of St. Sergey of Radonezh
1739 Beginning of his life as a recluse in the Kitaev Caves, Kiev
1744 The Empress Elizabeth visits Kitaev; Dositheos becomes a monk
1759 Birth of St. Seraphim of Sarov
1770 - 1775 St. Dositheos at the Lavra’s Far Caves
1775 St. Seraphim (as a layman) visits Kitaev
1776 25 September: repose of St. Dositheos

Read the life of St. Dositheos here.

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