Pimen, the Faster of the Kieve Caves, hegumen, venerable (Far Caves)

Dates of commemoration

Mar 12

(Church calendar - Feb 27) Synaxis of all Venerable Fathers of the Kiev Caves (movable feast on the 2nd Sunday of the Great Lent)

May 21

(Church calendar - Mar 8)

Aug 20
(Church calendar - Aug 7)
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 Pimen, Faster of the Caves, labored in the Far Caves. His abstinence was such that he ate food only once a day, and only in the most necessary quantity. His outward fasting corresponded to an inward abstemiousness from any actions, thoughts or feelings, displeasing to God. Saint Pimen was igumen of the Kiev Caves monastery from 1132 to 1141. A second commemoration of the saint occurs on August 28.



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 Пимена, постника Печерского, в Дальних пещерах
глас 8
Постом душу твою просветил еси, / молитвами непрестанными сердце твое сосуд Духа Святаго соделал еси, / преподобне отче наш Пимене; / темже вся вражия ополчения крепко посрамил еси / и, яко победоносец истинный, / воздаяние получил еси от Христа Бога. / Тому помолися о душах наших.


Кондак преподобного Пимена, постника Печерского, в Дальних пещерах
глас 8
Пимене преподобне,/ постником единонравне,/ послушания образе и трудолюбия правило,/ во бдении и молитвах неусыпне,/ не престай моляся о нас ко Господу.

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