Our Holy Father Leonid.

Commemorated July 17 in the Orthodox Christian Menaion

From the Prologue

This Russian saint lived in asceticism from his youth in several monasteries: in Solovetz, Mirozh and others. He finally founded his own monastery on the river Luza in the province of Vologd. He lived in strict asceticism and his soul was filled with the grace of the light and power of the Holy Spirit. A great light, he drew many to the ascetic life. Being pleasing to God, he went peacefully to his reward on July 17th, 1653. His relics are preserved in his monastery.

From The Prologue From Ochrid by Bishop Nikolai Velimirovich
©1985 Lazarica Press, Birmingham UK





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