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Monday, December 7, 2020

Saint John the Faster of the Kiev Caves

Venerable John the Faster presumably lived in the thirteenth century in the Near Caves of the Kiev Caves Lavra. He is called "the Faster" because this was the discipline that distinguished him and helped him approach God. In one troparion it says that John "was illumined by fasting, consuming the word of God more than food." Nothing else is known of him. His incorrupt relics rest in the Near Caves.

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