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Pafnuty of Borovsk, Saint
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(1394 Kudinovo – May 1, 1477, Borovsk). In 1414 Pafnuty entered the Vysotsky Monastery in Borovsk, founded in 1374 by a disciple of Sergius of Radonezh. In 1434 he was named hegumen of the monastery. In 1444 he resigned his office and founded a monastery outside of Borovsk dedicated to the nativity of the Theotokos. Because he supported Prince Dmitry Shemyaka (1420–1453) in the civil war that rocked Muscovy and quarreled with Jonas, the metropolitan of Moscow (died 1461), the Mosc…

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Smith, T. Allan, “Pafnuty of Borovsk, Saint”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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