Blessed Georgii of Shenkursk
Commemorated on April 23
Blessed Georgii of
Shenkursk was a contemporary of the Monk Varlaam of Vazhsk and Shenkursk (+
1462, Comm. 19 June). According to the sacral manuscripts, he died on the day
of his saint's-name-in-common (tezoimenstvo), 23 April. Blessed Georgii is
depicted in tattered clothing, barefoot, and with prayerfully placed hands. In
the praises, compiled during the XVI Century for Righteous Prokopii,
Fool-for-Christ, Ustiug Wonderworker (+ 1303, Comm. 8 July), it says: "The
River Vaga, on which is Shenkursk city, the Fool Georgii doth bless".
Other accounts about him have not been preserved.
© 1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.