Euthymius the Silent, of the Kiev Caves, schema-hieromonk, venerable (Far Caves)

Dates of commemoration

Feb 02
(Church calendar - Jan 20) Day of commemoration of venerable Euthymius the Great (473)
Mar 12
(Church calendar - Feb 27) Synaxis of all Venerable Fathers of the Kiev Caves (movable feast on the 2nd Sunday of the Great Lent)
Sep 10
(Church calendar - Aug 28) Synaxis of the Saints of the Kiev Caves whose relics repose in the Far Cave of Venerable Theodosius

Life

The Schemamonk Euthymius of the Kiev Caves imposed upon himself a vow of silence, opening his mouth only for church services and for prayer. The silent schemamonk ate only herbs. He was buried in the Far Caves of Saint Theodosius at the Kiev Caves monastery. His memory is also celebrated on August 28 and on the second Sunday of Great Lent.

Source:

https://oca.org/saints/lives/2017/01/20/100239-venerable-euthymius-the-schemamonk

Holy relic type

unless specified otherwise below, "holy relic" means a fragment of a bone of the saint

1. Holy relic
2. Holy relic

Location of the holy relic in the Cathedral:

1. North kliros, reliquary #5
2. Relics cabinet in the Altar sacristy, reliquary #9

Icon

Troparion

Тропарь преподобного Евфимия, схимника Печерского, глас 4
Евфимие всечестне, преподобным единоревнителю и Ангелом собеседниче, получивый с ними житием своим чистым и безмолвным вечная благая, молися Господеви присно о всех нас, да и мы тех же благ сподобимся.

Kontakion

Кондак преподобного Евфимия, схимника Печерского, глас 4
Яко приял еси схиму, бысть выну тих и молчалив, препо­добне, никогдаже бо ни с ким, разве молитв ко Господу, ничесоже глаголал еси, и пищи, разве зелия сурова, никоея же вкушал еси. Тем обрет днесь пищу неиждившую на небеси, Евфимие, моли и нам тояжде причаститися.

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