Macarius the Faster, deacon of the Kiev Caves, venerable (Near Caves)

Dates of commemoration

Feb 01
(Church calendar - Jan 19) Day of commemoration of venerable Macarius the Great of Egypt (390)
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)
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 Macarius the Faster of the Near Caves of Kiev was a deacon. He is commemorated on January 19 because of his namesake, Saint Macarius of Egypt.

Saint Macarius of the Near Caves (twelfth century) is also commemorated on September 28. There is a general commemoration of all the wonderworkers of the Kiev Caves on the second Sunday of Great Lent.

Source:

https://oca.org/saints/lives/2017/01/19/100229-venerable-macarius-the-faster-of-the-kiev-near-caves

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 Макария, постника Печерского, глас 4
Бывший нестяжателем Христа ради и Того за многия твоя добродетели в сердце твое вселивый, блаженне Макарие, молися о нас, поющих тя.

Kontakion

Кондак преподобного Макария, постника Печерского, глас 2
Вышних ища, нижних не стяжал еси и нестяжание, яко колесницу огненну к небеси, себе уготовав, со Ангелы жити сподобился еси, Макарие славне, с нимиже Христа Бога моли о всех нас.

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