May 3 – Theodosius of the Kievan Caves; Philip the Apostle

Theodosius of the Caves (1009–1074), cofounder (with St. Anthony of Kiev) of the Kievan Caves Lavra*, is credited with introducing cenobitic* monasticism to Russia—by which is meant, he introduced the Rule (explicit ordering of shared monastic life) of Theodore the Studite into Russian monkdom. Having lost his father at fourteen, he was raised by a… Continue reading May 3 – Theodosius of the Kievan Caves; Philip the Apostle