Mercurius 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

Nov 17

(Church calendar - Nov 4)

Dec 07

(Church calendar - Nov 24) Day of commemoration of Great-martyr Mercurius of Caesarea in Cappadocia (259)


Saint Mercurius of Kiev Caves pursued asceticism in the Farther Caves in the fourteenth century, and was strict in fasting. During his lifetime Saint Mercurius had a deep spiritual friendship with Saint Paisius, and when they died, they were buried in the same grave.

The November 24 commemoration of the saint is made because of his namesake, the holy Great Martyr Mercurius. He is also remembered on August 28, the Synaxis of the Saints of the Far Caves; and on the second Sunday of Great Lent, the Synaxis of all the monastic Fathers of the Kiev 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
3. Holy relic

Location of the holy relic in the Cathedral:

1. North kliros, reliquary #5
2. Relics cabinet in the Altar sacristy, reliquary #9
3. Relics cabinet in the Altar sacristy, board #2



Тропарь преподобного Меркурия, постника Печерского, в Дальних пещерах
глас 5
Присносущныя, блаженне, желая сподобитися жизни, / праведне и непорочне / жизнь свою препроводил еси в нынешнем веце, / темже, Меркурие, желаемаго ты достиг, / моли и нам вечныя сподобитися жизни.


Кондак преподобного Меркурия, постника Печерского
глас 8
Преподобному во всех делех Господеви преискренне работая,/ и Онаго всегда в церкви преподобных Своих/ преподобным воспевая гласом,/ наследил еси, преподобне Меркурие, часть преподобных,/ с нимиже молися о всех нас.

Address of our Cathedral

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

Phone  (202) 726-3000




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