NobleBorn prince Roman of Uglich
Commemorated on February 3
Roman of Uglich, son of the Uglich prince Vladimir and princess Photineia,
and nephew of Saint Vasil'ko of Rostov (+ 1238, Comm. 4 March), was born on 1
October 1235. Upon the death of his father (in 1248) and his older brother
Andrei (1261), Saint Roman at age 26 took upon himself the governance of Uglich
and became a guarding father for his subjects. He established a poor-house and
took into it the destitute, coming to him from everywhere. In the principality
he raised up 15 more churches. Saint Roman was present every day at
Divine-services, and he conversed often with pious monks. After the death of
his spouse in 1280 he devoted himself entirely to ascetic exploits of fasting,
prayer and deeds of righteousness. He built on the high bank of the Volga the
city Romanov (now Tutaev). The holy prince died peacefully on 3 February 1285
and was buried in the Church of the Transfiguration in Uglich.
© 1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.