(before 1410 – Apr 17 [?], 1478), co-founder of the Solovetsky Monastery and an outstanding example of the attraction of the ascetic life in his period; canonized in 1547. He is not to be confused with the similarly named (a) metropolitan (1490–1494), (b) author of a pilgrimage account (1423), or (c) character in F. Dostoyevsky’s novel The Brothers Karamazov.
On Zossima: K. Appel, “Zosima,” BBKL XIV, 1998, 588f. (bibl.)
On the metropolitan: P. Nitsche, LMA IX, 1998, 676f.
On the pilgrim: F.B. Poljakov, ibid., 677
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