Ignatius, archimandrite of the Kiev Caves, venerable (Far Caves)

Dates of commemoration

Jan 02
(Church calendar - Dec 20) Day of commemoration of hieromartyr Ignatius the God-bearer, bishop of Antioch (107)
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)

Jul 28
(Church calendar - Jul 15) Synaxis of All Saints of Kiev
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 Ignatius, Archimandrite of the Kiev Caves: In the general service to the Kiev Caves saints, it says of him: “Ignatius, monastic pastor and healer of the sick, in our infirmities you help us by your reverence, therefore let us offer song of praise unto your memory” (Ode 1 of the Canon). He was buried in the Far (Theodosiev) Caves, and his memory is celebrated together with the Fathers of these Far Caves, on August 28. The commemoration of the Saint Ignatius was established on December 20 because of his namesake, the Hieromartyr Ignatius the God-Bearer. There is also another commemoration: the Synaxis of all the Fathers of the Kiev Caves monastery 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 Игнатия, архимандрита Печерского, глас 4
Чистаго ради и непорочнаго твоего жития,/ Богоносе отче Игнатие,/ приемый от Господа чудотворныя дары исцеляти немощныя,/ исцели, молим тя, и немощи наша,/ моля о нас Единаго Человеколюбца.


Кондак преподобного Игнатия, архимандрита Печерского, глас 1
Проходя, всеблаженне, добродетельми от силы в силу,/ и всех, с тобою сущих, оными превозвышая,/ всем служил еси, Игнатие, и угождал,/ тем избран был еси всем, в дому Божия Матере сущим, в старейшину и вождя,/ в несом; паче Господеви благоугождь и стадо Его добре; упасши,/ молися о нас, чадех твоих.

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