September 21, 2019

Saint Daniel of Shuzhgorsk

St. Daniel of Shuzhgorsk (Feast Day - September 21)

Saint Daniel of Shuzhgorsk (Shugh Hill) was born in Moscow in the sixteenth-seventeenth century. He performed his ascetic labors in northern Rus, where he became a monk at the Monastery of Saint Cornelius of Komel. Having left the monastery he continued a solitary ascetic life in the unpopulated and forested White Lake hinterland, on a mountain named Shugh Hill. Here the holy ascetic founded his monastery in honor of the Transfiguration of the Lord. Saint Daniel was buried at the temple in honor of the Transfiguration of the Lord at the monastery that he founded. In 1764, the monastery was turned into a parish. He was canonized in 1831. Currently, the temple is ruined, and the grave of the Saint has not been preserved.