Commemorated on May 13, October 12
The Monk Makarii
of Glushitsk: On this day is celebrated the memory of his repose. The Monk
Makarii was buried in the Glushitsk Pokrov-Protection monastery. His memory is
celebrated a second time on 12 October, amidst other Glushitsk saints.
Monk Makarii, Glushetsk Hegumen (in the world Matfei), was born in Rostov.
As a twelve year old boy he was given over to the Monk Dionysii for raising.
Growing up under the guidance of the great starets (elder), the saint was
distinguished by a rare purity of soul. The Monk Makarii, already in the
dignity of priestmonk, was chosen by the brethren as head of the monastery
after the death of the Monk Amphylokhii. Saint Makarii expired to the Lord on
13 May (not earlier than 1462).
© 1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.