Nestor (not the Chronicler) of the Kiev Cavesб 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 10

(Church calendar - Oct 28)


Saint Nestor (not the Chronicler) of the Kiev Caves, is to be distinguished from Saint Nestor the Chronicler, who lived as an ascetic in the Far Caves. His memory is celebrated October 27 it seems, because he was named for the Saint Nestor of Thessalonica.

The name of Saint Nestor (not the Chronicler) is mentioned in the General Service to the Monastics of the Far Caves: “The Word of God, understood by man, instructed you not by written wisdom, O holy Nestor, but from on high; you beheld it through the prayers of the angel, and you foresaw your death. May we also be made partakers with you, we pray, in honoring your memory.” His memory is celebrated also 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 преподобному Нестору Некнижному, Печерскому, в Дальних пещерах
глас 2
Чист и прав сый сердцем, и свят, преподобне Несторе, душею, прост же паки и не умея сам чести книг, сего ради чтущим я прилежне внимал еси и, оная в себе соблюдая, спешно тщался еси исправляти, яже яко разумен исполнив, обрел еси Царствие Небесное.


Кондак преподобному Нестору Некнижному, Печерскому, в Дальних пещерах
глас 5
Дивный во святых Своих Господь удивися изрядне в сем святем Несторе, яже аще и безкнижен сый и прост, но превзыде премудрых и посрами книжников, чтущих и не творящих, наследи блага вечныя и молит присно еже спастися нам.

Address of our Cathedral

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

Phone  (202) 726-3000




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