September 10, 2018

Saint Paul the Obedient of the Kiev Caves

St. Paul the Obedient of the Kiev Caves (Feast Day - September 10)

Venerable Paul the Obedient was an ascetic in the Far Caves at Kiev. Upon assuming the monastic schema at the Kiev Caves Lavra, the monk underwent very burdensome obediences without a murmur, which the monastery’s abbot assigned to him.

He was never idle, and when he was not at an obedience, he ground the grain under the millstone, wearing down his body by this heavy work and attaining uncesing inner prayer. The Church honors his memory on September 10, on the day of his namesake Saint Paul, Bishop of Nicaea.