March 24, 2017

Saint Zachariah the Faster of the Kiev Caves

Saint Zachariah the Faster was an ascetic in the Far Caves of the Kiev Caves Lavra in the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries. He fasted so strictly that he ate nothing baked nor boiled, and he consumed only greens once a day at the setting of the sun. Demons trembled at the mere mention of his name. Often the monk saw angels, with which he deserved to live in Heaven.