The Monks Konstantin and Kosma
Commemorated on July 29
Konstantin and Kosma were monastic students of the Monk Varlaam of Khutynsk
(+ 1192, Comm. 6 November) and his successor, the Monk Antonii of Dymsk (+
1224, Comm. 17 January). In about the year 1220, having left the Khutynsk
monastery, they settled upon a wilderness peninsula, situated 3 versts from the
city of Staraya Russa, between the Rivers Polista and Smezhnya, and in time
they founded there a monastery in the name of Saint Nicholas, headed by the
Monk Konstantin until his death (+ c. 1240).
© 1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.