Commemorated on October 5
Nun Kharitina, Princess of Lithuania, pursued asceticism in a Novgorod
women's monastery in honour of the holy apostles Peter and Paul, built in
resolved to dedicate her life to the Lord, she accepted monasticism. For her
virtuous life the nun was made hegumeness of the monastery. And until the time
of her death, she was a sister to all by way of humility, purity and strict
temperance. She reposed in the year 1281 and was buried in the Petropavlov
(Peter and Paul) monastery church.
the Iconographic Original it says: "The holy and righteous Kharitina, head
of the Petrovsk maidens monastery, at Novgorod. She was born of Lithuanian
royalty; by likeness a maiden of simple appearance, in a single garb without
© 1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.