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Feodosy Pechersky, Saint
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(d. May 3, 1074 in the Kiev Cave Monastery). From about 1062, abbot of this monastery, he gave it the rule of the Studios Monastery in Constantinople. Individual asceticism in subterranean caves was replaced by the cenobitic lifestyle (Cenobites, Monasticism) with particular emphasis on community worship and physical work. This order became the model for many Russian monasteries. Since 1108 venerated in the cult throughout Russia, Feodosy become the first Russian monastic saint and is considered, even today, one of the greatest fathers of Russian monasticism.

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Müller, Ludolf, “Feodosy Pechersky, Saint”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 May 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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