The Monk Methodii of Peshnoshsk
Commemorated on June 4, June 14
The Monk Methodii,
Hegumen of Peshnozh (XIV), was the founder of the Peshnozh monastery. In
his youth he went to the Monk Sergei of Radonezh and spent several years under
his guidance; later on, with the blessing of the Monk Sergei he withdrew into a
solitary place and built himself a cell in the forest beyond the River
Yakhroma. Soon in this deep and marshy locale several disciples came to him,
wanting to imitate his life. The Monk Sergei visited him and advised him to
build a monastery and church. The Monk Methodii himself toiled at the
construction of the church and the cells, "on foot carrying"
("pesh nosya") wood along the river, and the monastery from that time
began to be called "the Peshnozh".
© 1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.