Hilarion of the Kiev Caves, schema-monk, venerable (Far Caves)

Dates of commemoration

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
Nov 03
(Church calendar - Oct 21) Day of commemoration of venerable Hilarion the Great of Palestine (371)


Saint Hilarion, Schemamonk of Kiev Caves, a strict ascetic, was a disciple and co-ascetic with Saint Theodosius (May 3). Imitating the example of his teacher, Saint Hilarion prayed to God with tears day and night, while observing a strict fast. His contemporaries knew him as a chronicler, who toiled over the copying of books in the cell of Saint Theodosius. During this time his teacher chanted Psalms and spun wool. Saint Hilarion lived an ascetic life during the eleventh century. His memory is also celebrated 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

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 Илариона, схимника Печерского, в Дальних пещерах, глас 1
Воистину достойне наречен был еси Иларион,/ тихостен бо и кроток нрав по имени твоему имел еси, блаженне,/ имже кроткому Господу Иисусу благоугодив,/ молися Ему о нас рабех твоих.


Кондак преподобного Илариона, схимника Печерского, в Дальних пещерах, глас 2
Великий Ангельский образ иноческаго чина святую схиму яко прием,/ и второе отрицание суетнаго мира сего яко сотворь,/ тщался еси всеми образы, преподобне Иларионе,/ обещание делом исполнити/ и образу святому приличие пожити,/ тем тя чтим и ублажаем.

Address of our Cathedral

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  • Washington, D.C., 20011

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