Bishop Gideon honored the memory of the venerable and God-bearing father of our Sergius, the wonderworker of Radonezh

08 October 2021

On October 8, 2021, on the feast day of the Reverend and God-bearing Father of our Sergius, the Wonderworker of Radonezh, a solemn divine service was performed in the Tithes Monastery of the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos. monastery in the priestly dignity. 

After the reading of the Holy Gospel, a fervent prayer was raised to end the coronavirus epidemic and for doctors who are fighting for the life and health of the sick. 

 After the service, the rite of glorification of St. Sergius was performed. 

 Also on this day, Bishop Gideon prayerfully celebrated the anniversary of his monastic tonsure, which was performed in 1987. 


St. Sergius of Radonezh is the greatest ascetic of the Russian land, a reformer of monasticism in Northern Russia. Came from a noble family. Around 1330, Sergius's parents, driven to poverty, had to leave Rostov and settled in the city of Radonezh. After their death, Sergius went to the Khotkovo-Pokrovsky Monastery, where his elder brother, Stephen, was monastic. Striving for "the strictest monasticism", for a desert life, he did not stay here for long and, having convinced Stephen, together with him founded a desert on the bank of the Konchura River, in the middle of the remote Radonezh pine forest, where he built (c. 1335) a small wooden church in the name of St. ... Trinity, on the site of which there is now a cathedral church also in the name of St. Trinity, which later became the Trinity-Sergius Lavra.