The Monk Akhila (Aquila), Deacon of Pechersk
Commemorated on January 4, August 28 and on the 2nd Sunday of the Great Lent
The Monk Akhila
(Aquila), Deacon of Pechersk (XIV), became famous as a great faster, having
spent a long while as an hermit. Legend says that he ate neither vareny
(pirogi) nor sweet food, he partook vegetables seldom and in small quantity,
and during periods of fast he tasted of only one prosphora.
© 1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.