Paul the Obedient 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

Sep 23
(Church calendar - Sep 10) Day of commemoration of holy hierarch Paul, bishop of Nicaea (9th c.)


Saint Paul the Obedient was an ascetic in the Far Caves at Kiev. Upon assuming the monastic schema at the monastery of the Caves, the monk underwent very burdensome obediences without a murmur, on which the monastery’s Superior had sent him.

He was never idle, and when he was not at an obedience, he ground the grain under the millstone, wearing down his body by this heavy work and attaining ceaseless inner prayer. The Church honors his memory on September 10, on the day of his namesake Saint Paul, Bishop of Nicea.


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 Павла Послушливого, Печерского, в Дальних пещерах
глас 3
Послушанию Христову подражавый,/ и Имени Его ради во всяком послушании, терпеливне, даже до смерти, Павле всечестне, потрудивыйся,/ мзду же ныне послушания своего трудолюбно от Господа прием,/ к Нему всегда молися о нас, поющих тя.


Кондак преподобного Павла Послушливого, Печерского, в Дальних пещерах
глас 1
Послушника истинна и преподобным равночестна,/ всеблаженнаго отца нашего Павла,/ приидите, любимицы, усердие ублажим,/ яко молящася непрестанно о всех нас.

Address of our Cathedral

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

Phone  (202) 726-3000




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