Gregory, hermit of the Kiev Caves, venerable (Far Caves)

Dates of commemoration

Jan 21
(Church calendar - Jan 08)
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 Gregory, Hermit of the Caves, lived during the fourteenth century. In the “Lives of the Saints Whose Relics lie in the Cave of Saint Theodosius,” it says that uncooked grass served as Saint Gregory’s food all his life. He gave this grass to those coming to him, and the sick were healed. He is also commemorated on August 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

Holy relic

Location of the holy relic in the Cathedral:

North kliros, reliquary #5



Тропарь преподобного Григория, чудотворца Печерского, глас 1
Пещерный житель и в телеси Ангел и чудотворец явился еси, богоносе отче наш Григорие, постом, бдением, молитвою небесная дарования приим, исцеляеши недужныя и души верою приходящим ти. Слава Давшему ти крепость, слава Венчавшему тя, слава Действующему тобою всем исцеления.


Кондак преподобного Григория, чудотворца Печерского, глас 6
Велием воздержанием и нощными молитвами, преподобне чудотворче отче Григорие, приял еси от Бога дар чудотворения исцеляти недужныя, с верою к тебе притекающия, темже и наша многия болезни исцели, молимся.

Address of our Cathedral

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

Phone  (202) 726-3000




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