AUGUST 28¬† (Synaxis of the Venerable Fathers of the Kiev Far Caves)
2nd SUNDAY OF GREAT LENT¬† (Synaxis of all the Monastic Fathers of the Kiev Caves)
Saint Paul the Obedient was an ascetic in the Far Caves at Kiev.¬† Upon assuming the monastic schema at the monastery of the Caves, the monk underwent very burdensome obediences, without a murmur, on which the monastery’s Superior had sent him.
He was never idle, and, when he was not at an obedience, he ground the grain under the millstone, wearing down his body by this heavy work and attaining ceaseless inner prayer.¬† The Church honors his memory on the same day as his namesake, Saint Paul, Bishop of Nicea.
The relic was given as a gift to the parish by His Grace, Bishop Irineu on Sunday, January 15, 2006.