Anastasius the deacon of the Kiev Caves, hieromartyr (Near Caves)

Dates of commemoration

Feb 04
(Church calendar - Jan 22) Day of commemoration of Anastasius the Persian (628)
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)

Oct 11
(Church calendar - Sep 28) Synaxis of the Saints of the Kievan Caves Monastery, venerated in the near caves of Venerable Anthony


The Monk Martyr Anastasius, Deacon of the Kiev Caves, lived an ascetical life in the Near Caves. The hieromonk Athanasius the Sooty calls him brother of Saint Titus the Presbyter (February 27). In the manuscripts of the saints he is called a deacon. In the Service to the Synaxis of the Fathers of the Near Caves, it says that the Monk Martyr Anastasius possessed such steadfastness in God, that he received everything he asked for. His memory is celebrated also on September 28 and on the second Sunday of Great Lent.


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



Tone 4
Your holy martyr Anastasius, O Lord, / Through his sufferings has received an incorruptible crown from You, our God. / For having Your strength, he laid low his adversaries, / And shattered the powerless boldness of demons. / Through his intercessions, save our souls!


Кондак преподобномученика Анастасия, диакона Печерского, в Ближних пещерах, глас 8
Постническим плоти твоей умерщвлением/ душу оживил еси,/ ибо твоего ради презельнаго воздержания/ и привременнаго терпения,/ жизнь непреемная и диадима неувядаемая/ от пострадавшаго за ны плотию/ и из мертвых воскресшаго Христа Бога нашего,/ тебе, святе, преподобномучениче Анастасие,/ яко злочестивых победителю/ несумненно и воистинну уготовася,/ занеже Божие тридневное Воскресение/ всем, живущим на земли,/ тобою, якоже иногда от отроков Ефесских православно воспроповедася,/ и сего ради, отче, днесь к тебе вси вопием немолчно:/ святый преподобномучениче Анастасие Печерский,/ моли прилежно воставшаго Христа тридневно из мертвых,/ да избавит от смерти вечныя души наша.

Address of our Cathedral

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

Phone  (202) 726-3000




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