The Monk Leontii, Kanonarch of Pechersk
Commemorated on June 18, August 28
The Monk Leontii, Kanonarch of Pechersk, in his early years entered the Kievo-Pechersk monastery, where he received tonsure. He was endowed with a fine voice, and when he learned his letters, he fulfilled the obedience of kanonarch (arrangement of church song). The Monk Leontii died rather young during the XIV Century, and for his selfless deeds of salvation he was glorified by the Lord with the grace-bearing gift of wonderworking. The relics of the holy ascetic are situated in the Farther Caves, and his memory is also made on 28 August – the Sobor/Assemblage of the Kievo-Pechersk Saints.
© 1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.