Righteous Athanasii (Afanasii) of Navolotsk
Commemorated on January 18
Righteous Athanasii (Afanasii) of Navolotsk went at the end of the XVI Century from the Kargopol' region to the Olonets land, where he founded a monastery 78 versts from what later emerged as the city of Petrozavodsk. The saint died near the Verkholedsk suburb not far from Shenkursk.
© 1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.