October 29 – Abraham of Rostov

Abraham of Rostov (d. ca. 1037–1077), through no fault of his own, was born Russian, pagan, and named “Averkii.” A miraculous cure of some unnamed but severe illness led to his conversion to Christianity, and he became “Abraham” upon monkification, but the Russian thing he never shook off. After said monkification he moved to Rostov… Continue reading October 29 – Abraham of Rostov