The Monk Sergei of Obnorsk and Nuromsk, Vologda Wonderworker
Commemorated on October 7
The Monk Sergei of Obnorsk and
Nuromsk, Vologda Wonderworker, began his monastic exploits on Holy Mount
Athos. Then he arrived in Russia and settled in the monastery of the
Life-Originating Trinity under the guidance of the Monk Sergei of Radonezh
(Comm. 5 July and 25 September). After several years, with the blessing of the
hegumen, the Monk Sergei to the Vologda forests and settled at the bank of the
River Nurma. There he erected a cross and built a chapel with a cell, in which
he ascetic in deep silence, "going forth in like-angelic life", and
with patience enduring temptation from demons and malevolent people.
© 1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.