Laurence, recluse of the Kiev Caves, bishop of Turov, venerable (Near Caves)

Dates of commemoration

Feb 11
(Church calendar - Jan 29)
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)
Jun 25
(Church calendar - Jun 12) Synaxis of Saints of Belorussia (movable feast on the 3rd Sunday of Pentecost)
Jul 28
(Church calendar - Jul 15) Synaxis of All Saints of Kiev
Oct 11
(Church calendar - Sep 28) Synaxis of the Saints of the Kievan Caves Monastery, venerated in the near caves of Venerable Anthony

Life

Saint Laurence, Hermit of the Caves and Bishop of Turov, in the Near Caves at first lived as a hermit at the monastery of the Great Martyr Demetrius, built by Great Prince Izyaslav at Kiev near the Monastery of the Caves. Later, he transferred to the Kiev Caves monastery, and was glorified by a gift of healing.

He was elevated to the See of Turov in 1182 (Turov is a city in the Minsk region), and was a successor of Saint Cyril of Turov (April 28). He died in 1194, and was buried in the Near Caves. His memory is celebrated also on September 28 and on the second Sunday of Great Lent.

Source:

https://oca.org/saints/lives/2017/01/29/100336-st-laurence-the-recluse-of-the-kiev-caves-far-caves-and-bishop-o

Holy relic type

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

Holy relic

Location of the holy relic in the Cathedral:

North kliros, reliquary #5

Icon

Troparion

Тропарь святителя Лаврентия, затворника Печерского, еп. Туровского, в Ближних пещерах, глас 8
Всеблаженне Лаврентие, / затворивый себе Господа ради в месте тесне / и в нем многа лета трудолюбне поживый, / молися о нас ко Господу, / яко да и мы от всякаго греха чувства затворше, / получим отверзение дверей милости Господни в День судный.

Kontakion

Кондак святителя Лаврентия, затворника Печерского, еп. Туровского, в Ближних пещерах, глас 6
Усердие Лавре Печерстей желая от чудес прославления,/ себе же самаго смиряя,/ отреклся еси онаго,/ бедне диаволом мучима, исцелити,/ отслав его ко пещере,/ идеже он исцелившися,/ блаженне Лаврентие,/ прослави с тобою Господа,/ прославляющаго святых Своих.

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