Memorial Day of one of the heavenly patrons of the Tithe Monastery! 08 December 2020 At the turn of the 1st and 2nd centuries, the Holy Martyr Clement, Pope of Rome, accepted his death for Christ. When we say Pope, we immediately represent the Catholic Vatican, however, before the division of the Church, Christianity was one and even then the bishop of Rome was called the Pope. Many of us know that its myrrh-streaming head is kept today in the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, but probably not everyone knows how its head ended up in Kiev and how the saint was tied to the Tithe Church. Centuries after the martyrdom of Saint Clement, under the Equal-to-the-Apostles brothers Cyril and Methodius, the relics of the holy martyr were miraculously found. Part of the relics was carried by Saints Cyril and Methodius to Rome, and the holy head was subsequently brought to Kiev by the holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Prince Vladimir and his wife Anna and was laid in the recently built Church of the Tithes, where a chapel in the name of Saint Clement was built. Then in Europe, the first Cathedral in Russia became known as the Cathedral of St. Clement. A monument of ancient Russian literature "The Word for the Renewal of the Church of the Tithes" (ΧΙ century) has survived to this day, on the pages of which Saint Clement was glorified as the patron of the Russian land. Thus, the relics of the Holy Martyr Clement were the first Christian relics to appear on the Russian land. Since the 13th century, the myrrh-streaming head of St. Clement has been in the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. The veneration of the Hieromartyr Clement continues to this day, in the Tithes Monastery this is a particularly solemn holiday, and the brothers of the monastery invisibly feel the heavenly patronage of the saint. Also on this day, one of the monastery's inhabitants, Archimandrite Clement, celebrates the day of his heavenly patron. We wish him strength of strength, God's help and success in his ministry. By the betrayal of the Holy Martyr Clement, the Pope, may the Lord help Him in all his labors, for many years.