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Monday, January 20, 2020

Saint Laurence the Recluse of the Kiev Caves

St. Laurence the Recluse of the Kiev Caves (Feast Day - January 20)

Disdaining the vain glory of this world, Venerable Laurence lived in a dark cave and drove away the darkness of the passions through prayer and fasting, achieving communion with God. His incorrupt relics lie in the Far Caves of the Kiev Caves Lavra. Further biographical information is unknown. According to the results of a scientific investigation of his sacred relics, he died at the age of 40-50 years. He lived sometime in the 13th or 14th century.




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