The Monk Tito, Presbyter of Pechersk
Commemorated on February 27, September 28
The Monk Tito,
Presbyter of Pechersk, in the Near Caves, lived in great friendship with
the deacon Evagrii, which afterwards turned into a strong dislike and
hostility. When the Presbyter Tito fell ill with a grievous illness and began
to ready himself for death, he sent to Evagrii to implore forgiveness, but
Evagrii would not be reconciled. The Pechersk brethren by force brought Evagrii
to the sick-bed. The Monk Tito with tears begged him for forgiveness, but
Evagrii remained obstinate. He declared that he would forgive Tito neither at
present nor in the future. Having said this, he himself fell down dead, struck
with a spear by an Angel, and at that very instant Tito received healing.
© 1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.