Longinus the Gate-keeper 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)

Sep 10
(Church calendar - Aug 28) Synaxis of the Saints of the Kiev Caves whose relics repose in the Far Cave of Venerable Theodosius
Oct 29
(Church calendar - Oct 16) Day of commemoration of Longinus the Centurion, who stood at the Cross of the Lord (1st c.)


Saint Longinus, the Gate-Keeper of the Kiev Caves, Far Caves, made his monastic obedience at the Kiev Caves monastery. His prayerful fervor and humble love for work were rewarded by the Lord. The venerable gatesman was granted the gift of discernment. He encouraged the people who came to the Lavra with good intent, but he denounced those inclined to wickedness and urged them to repentance. He was buried in the Far Caves.

St Longinus 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

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 Лонгина, вратаря Печерского, в Дальних пещерах, глас 1
Преподобне и Богоблаженне отче Лонгине,/ врат монастырских опасный хранителю,/ опаснейший же и неусыпный своих чувствий/ от всякаго мирскаго суетствия затворителю,/ моли нарекшаго Себе дверь Господа Славы,/ да отверзет нам дверь милости Своея.


Кондак преподобного Лонгина, вратаря Печерского, в Дальних пещерах, глас 8
Вратом земным приседя и оным с послушания внешнима очима наблюдая,/ Небесная врата присно умныма своима очима наблюдал еси, преподобне Лонгине,/ в няже уже вшед и тамошния красоты сподобився, молися Господеви,/ да и мы получим вход Царствия Небеснаго.

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