Memorial Day of Rev. John the Compassionate, Pechersky (31/07)

The Monk John the Long-suffering, Caves, labored in the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra.

The ascetic said that he suffered a lot from his youth itself, tormented by the lust of the flesh, and nothing could save him from it - neither hunger, nor thirst, nor heavy chains.

Then the monk went to the cave where the relics of the Monk Anthony rested, and earnestly prayed to the holy abba. A day later, long-suffering John heard a voice: “John! You need to shut yourself up here so that, at least, by invisibility and silence, weaken the battle, and the Lord will help you with the prayers of His reverends.