Agathon, wonderworker of the Kiev Caves (Far Caves)

Dates of commemoration

Mar 05
(Church calendar - Feb 20) Day of commemoration of venerable Agathon, pope of Rome (682)
Mar 24

(Church calendar - Mar 11) 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


Saint Agathon of the Kiev Caves was a great ascetic, and he healed the sick by a laying his hands upon them. He also possessed the gift of prophecy and foretold the time of his own death. His memory is celebrated also at the Synaxis of the Monks of the Far Caves on August 28.


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



Тропарь преподобного Агафона Печерского, в Дальних пещерах, глас 8
Блага Небесная ради дел твоих стяжавый,/ благости тезоимените, Агафоне,/ моли Благаго Господа, молим тя тепле,/ яко да не лишит нас вечных благ Своих.


Кондак преподобного Агафона Печерского, в Дальних пещерах, глас 2
Ведый известно, яко снедию род человечь испаде из рая,/ постом же паки вниде в онь,/ постное избрал еси себе житие,/ в немже крепце подвизался, блаженне Агафоне,/ и бесовская шатания тем низлагая,/ приял еси целебныя дары от Христа Бога,/ Емуже присно молися о душах наших.

Address of our Cathedral

  • 4001 17th St. N.W.,
  • Washington, D.C., 20011

Phone  (202) 726-3000




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