April 25, 2020

The Visit of Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk to Prisoners on Pascha

St. Tikhon of Zadonsk visiting prisoners on Pascha.
Illustration from The Russian Pilgrim, 1903.

"At the time when the magistrate's court was located in a part of the Zadonsk Monastery, a prison for criminals was also established there. The Bishop loved to go there at night to visit sick prisoners and give them gifts. On Pascha, as he went through the prison, he exchanged the Paschal Kiss with all the prisoners."

- Ivan Efimov, servant and biographer of St. Tikhon of Zadonsk