February 29, 2016

The Cave of Saint John Cassian in Romania

It is believed by some that Saint John Cassian was born in the village of Casian in Constanta of Romania, which is why he is often referred to as a Scythian. In Dobrogea there is the Monastery of Saint John Cassian, built in 2001, and nearby is the Cave of Saint John Cassian, where it is said he lived for a short time as an ascetic at an early age.