Hypatius the Healer of the Kiev Caves, 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)

Apr 13

(Church calendar - Mar 31) Day of commemoration of venerable Hypatius the Wonderworker, bishop of Gangra (ca. 360)

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 Hypatius the Healer of the Caves, attained glory through his severe fasting and prayerful vigilance. By night he stood at prayer, slept very little, and ate only bread and water.

Saint Hypatius devoted himself entirely to the service of the sick, and received from God the gift of healing. Those sick with various illnesses often hastened to his prayerful intercession.

The memory of Saint Hypatius is celebrated also on August 28, on the Synaxis of the Saints of the Far 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, board #2



Тропарь преподобного Ипатия целебника, Печерского, в Дальних пещерах, глас 1
Безначальнаго онаго и тихаго места,/ идеже несть печали, ни воздыхания,/ достигнути, преподобне, желая,/ не дал еси себе зде покоя нимало,/ но присно день и нощь в делех всяких/ и жестоком житии трудолюбно подвизаяся, пребываеши,/ тем желаемого получил уже, Ипатие,/ молися о душах наших.


Кондак преподобного Ипатия целебника, Печерского, в Дальних пещерах, глас 3
Труды ко трудом выну ради Господа прилагая,/ никогдаже обрелся еси празден, Ипатие./ Темже и в лепоту трудолюбив наречеся,/ звание приемь от дел.

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