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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Saint Agathon the Wonderworker of the Kiev Caves

St. Agathon the Wonderworker of the Kiev Caves (Feast Day - February 20)

Venerable Agathon of the Kiev Caves Lavra was a great ascetic of the 13th or 14th century, who healed the sick by a laying his hands upon them. He also possessed the gift of prophecy and foretold the time of his own death.

According to anthropological studies, Agathon reposed at the age of 30-40 years. Local canonization took place in 1643, and general Church veneration was established by decrees of the Holy Synod of 1762, 1775, 1784. His relics rest in the Far Caves.




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