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Русские православные святые - Russian Orthodox Saints

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This list of Russian saints includes the saints canonized by the Russian Orthodox Saints are sorted by their first names.

A

  • Abraham and Coprius of Gryazovets, founders of the monastery in Gryazovets
  • Abraham and Onesimus of Kiev, monks from the Kiev Pechersk Lavra
  • Abraham of Bulgaria, Muslim-born convert from Volga Bulgaria, killed for his conversion, martyr
  • Abraham of Rostov, founder of the Abraham Epiphany Monastery in Rostov
  • Abraham of Smolensk, 12th-century monk and icon-painter, justified by a miracle and acquitted against the charges leveled against him
  • Adrian of Poshekhonye, monk and iconographer, the founder and first hegumen of the Dormition Monastery in Poshekhonye
  • Agapetus of the Kiev Caves, 11th century monk and doctor from the Kiev Pechersk Lavra, who healed Prince Vladimir Monomach
  • Alexander Hotovitzky, Orthodox missionary in the United States, martyr executed by Bolsheviks
  • Alexander Nevsky, Prince of Novgorod and Grand Prince of Vladimir, military hero famous for the Battle of Neva and the Battle of the Ice, patron saint and considered by a poll to be the greatest person in Russian history
  • Alexander Svirsky, monk in the Valaam Monastery and the founder of Alexander-Svirsky Monastery
  • Alexis of Wilkes-Barre, a missionary in the American Midwest who converted approximately 20,000 Eastern Rite Catholics to the Russian Orthodox Church
  • Alexius, Metropolitan of Moscow, Metropolitan of Kiev, Moscow and all Russia, regent during Prince Dmitry Donskoy's minority, spiritual tutor of Dmitry Donskoy and Vladimir the Bold, saved the country from a Tatar raid by miraculous curing of Taydulla, wife of Khan Jani Beg the Golden Horde
  • Alipy of the Caves, 11th century monk from the Kiev Pechersk Lavra, one of the first Russian icon painters
  • Ambrose of Optina, starets of the Optina Monastery, founder of the Shamordino Convent
  • Ambrosius Gudko, bishop of Sarapul and Yelabuga before the Russian Revolution of 1917
  • Andrei Rublev, most famous Russian icon-painter, author of the Trinity
  • Andronic Nikolsky, bishop, hieromartyr killed during the Russian Revolution of 1917
  • Anna of Kashin, medieval princess, wife of Mikhail of Tver, was twice canonized as a holy protectress of women who suffer the loss of relatives, having lost all her relatives due to wars with the Golden Horde
  • Anthony, John, and Eustathios, martyrs executed by pagan Lithuanian Grand Duke Algirdas
  • Anthony of Kiev, co-founder of the Kiev Pechersk Lavra, the first monastery in Russia
  • Antony of Siya, founder of the Antonievo-Siysky Monastery
  • Arseny Matseyevich, archbishop of Rostov who protested against the confiscation of the church's land by Empress Catherine II in 1764, was deprived of his office and imprisoned in a fortress until his death
  • Artemy of Verkola, 16th-century child saint whose body showed no sign of decay
  • Athanasius of Brest-Litovsk, martyr killed by Catholics for opposition to the Union of Brest in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth
  • Avraamy of Galich, founder of four monasteries on Lake Chukhloma in Kostroma Oblast
  • Avraamy Mirozhsky, a 12th-century abbot of the Mirozhsky Monastery at Pskov

B

  • Barlaam of Kiev, the first abbot of the Kiev Pechersk Lavra
  • Barlaam of Khutyn, founder of the Khutyn Monastery in Novgorod Republic
  • Basil Fool for Christ, yurodivy who gave his name to St. Basil's Cathedral on the Red Square (actually the correct name is the Cathedral of the Intercession or Pokrovsky Sobor)
  • Boris and Gleb, children of Vladimir the Great, the first saints canonized in Kievan Rus'
  • Ignatius Bryanchaninov, major 19th century spiritual writer

C

  • Charitina of Lithuania, noblewoman from the pagan Grand Duchy of Lithuania who became a nun in Novgorod
  • Cyprian, Metropolitan of Moscow, Metropolitan of Moscow and all Russia who united the churches of the Grand Duchy of Moscow and Grand Duchy of Lithuania for a period
  • Cyrill of Turov, bishop of Turov, one of the first and finest theologians and writers of Kievan Rus'

D

  • Daniel of Moscow, the first Grand Prince of Moscow, founder of the first Moscow monasteries (Epiphany Monastery and Danilov Monastery)
  • Herman of Alaska
  • Daumantas of Pskov, ruler of Pskov who made the city independent from Novgorod Republic, defender of Russia from the Livonian Order
  • Tsarevich Dmitry, son of Ivan the Terrible, mysteriously died or killed, later impersonated by the impostors False Dmitry I and False Dmitry II during the Time of Troubles
  • Dmitry Donskoy, war hero, the first Prince of Moscow to openly challenge Mongol authority in Russia, famous for the Battle of Kulikovo
  • Dimitry of Rostov, a leading opponent of the Caesaropapist reform of the Russian Orthodox church promoted by Feofan Prokopovich and Peter I, major religious writer

E

  • Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna, senior sister of the last Russian Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, became a prominent nun after her husband was murdered by revolutionary terrorists, founded the Marfo-Mariinsky Convent
  • Ephraim of Pereyaslavl, Metropolitan of Kiev and All-Rus' in the late 11th century
  • Epiphanius the Wise, a monk from Rostov, disciple of Saint Sergius of Radonezh, hagiographer of Saint Sergius and Saint Stephen of Perm
  • Eudoxia of Moscow, wife of Dmitry Donskoy, healer, founded the Ascension Monastery and the Church of the Nativity of the Theotokos, the oldest surviving building in Moscow
  • Euphrosyne of Polatsk, granddaughter of a prince of Polotsk, Vseslav, owner of Cross of Saint Euphrosyne
  • Euphrosynus of Pskov, 15th century monk from Snetogorsky Monastery who founded a monastic community near Pskov
  • Evfimy II of Novgorod, Archbishop of Novgorod in the 15th century, major patron of arts

F

  • Feodor Kuzmich, starets who according to a legend was in fact Alexander I of Russia who faked his death to become a hermit
  • Fyodor Ushakov, the most illustrious Russian Admiral of the 18th century, did not lose a single ship in 43 battles
  • John of Kronstadt

G

  • Gavriil of Belostok, 17th-century child saint
  • Gennady of Novgorod, compiled the first complete codex of the Bible in Slavic, the Gennady Bible
  • German of Solovki, one of the founders of the Solovetsky Monastery
  • Germanus of Kazan and Svjazsk, a Metropolitan of Moscow and all Russia during the reign of Ivan the Terrible

H

  • Herman of Valaam, preached Christianity to Karelians and Finns, co-founder of the Valaam Monastery
  • Herman of Alaska, one of the first Eastern Orthodox missionaries to the New World, patron saint of the Americas
  • Hermogenes, Bishop of Tobolsk and Siberia, martyr killed during the Russian Revolution

I

  • Igor II of Kiev, Grand Prince of Kiev turned monk, martyr
  • Prince Igor Constantinovich of Russia, a member of the Romanov family, killed by Bolsheviks
  • Innocent of Irkutsk, a missionary to Siberia and the first bishop of Irkutsk
  • Ioakim Korsunianin, the first bishop of Novgorod the Great and builder of the original wooden Saint Sophia Cathedral in Novgorod
  • Irenarch, a 16th century hermit of Rostov, mystic and visionary, a companion of John the Hairy
  • Isaiah of Rostov, 11th century missionary, the second bishop of Rostov

J

  • Jacob Netsvetov, a Russian native of the Aleutian Islands who became a priest and missionary among Alaskan peoples
  • Job of Maniava, defender of Russian Orthodoxy in Ukraine, the founder of Maniava Skit
  • Job of Pochayiv, defender of Russian Orthodoxy in Ukraine, a prominent hegumen and builder of Pochayiv Lavra
  • John the Hairy, 16th century yurodivy (Fool-for-Christ), a companion of Irenarch of Rostov
  • John Kochurov, early 20th century Orthodox missionary to the United States, later hieromartyr killed by Bolsheviks during the October Revolution
  • John of Kronstadt, patron saint of St Petersburg, mystic and religious writer
  • John of Moscow, Fool-for-Christ and wonderworker of Moscow during the reign of Boris Godunov
  • John of Novgorod, highly venerated 12th century Archbishop of Novgorod
  • John of Pskov, a hermit living in Pskov at the turn of the 16th to 17th centuries
  • John the Russian, one of the most renowned saints in the Greek Orthodox Church, 18th century Russian prisoner of war in the Ottoman Empire, wonderworker respected even by Muslims
  • John of Shanghai and San Francisco, a leader of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
  • Nicholas of Japan
  • John of Tobolsk, founder of Chernigov Collegium, missionary in Siberia and metropolitan bishop of Tobolsk
  • Jonah of Manchuria, diocesan bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia who served in Northern China in the years immediately following the Bolshevik Revolution
  • Jonah of Moscow, the first independent Metropolitan of Moscow and all Russia appointed without the approval of the Patriarch of Constantinople
  • Joseph Volotsky, prominent caesaropapist ideologist, founder of Joseph-Volokolamsk Monastery
  • Juliana of Lazarevo, 16th sentury saint, famous for helping poor and needy people, a hero of the book written by her son
  • Juvenaly of Alaska, Protomartyr of America, a member of the first group of Orthodox missionaries to Alaska killed by Yupik natives

K

  • Kirill of Beloozero, founder of Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery
  • Konstantin of Murom, 11th century Prince of Murom who baptized Muromian pagans
  • Kuksha of the Kiev Caves, a 12th century monk and martyr from the Kiev Pechersk Lavra, killed while spreading Christianity among pagan Vyatichi
  • Kuksha of Odessa, modern 20th century saint in the Soviet Union

L

  • Luka Voyno-Yasenetsky, outstanding surgeon, the founder of purulent surgery, bishop, spiritual writer
  • Luka Zhidiata, the first Russian-born bishop of the Russian church (all previous ones had been Greek)

M

  • Macarius of Unzha, founder of several monasteries, including the Makaryev Monastery
  • Maria Skobtsova, noblewoman, poet, nun, and member of the French Resistance during World War II
  • Mark of the Caves, a famous cave-digger in the Kiev Pechersk Monastery
  • Maxim Sandovich, protomartyr of the Lemko people, an Orthodox priest was executed by the Austro-Hungarian Empire as a russophile
  • Maximus the Greek, 16th century scholar, humanist and translator
  • Michael of Chernigov, powerful Kievan Prince killed by Mongol-Tatars for his adherence to the Christian faith
  • Mikhail of Tver, Grand Prince of Vladimir
  • Seraphim of Sarov
  • killed by Mongol-Tatars
  • Moses the Hungarian, 11th century monk in the Kiev Cave Monastery, who spent 7 years as Polish prisoner after the 1018 Kiev Expedition

N

  • Nicetas of Novgorod, an 11th century monk from the Kiev Pechersk Lavra who became wonderworker and bishop of Novgorod
  • Nicholas Salos of Pskov, 16th century Fool-for-Christ who reprimanded Tsar Ivan the Terrible and saved the city of Pskov from Tsar's atrocity
  • Nestor the Chronicler, author of the Primary Chronicle (the earliest East Slavic chronicle) and several hagiographies
  • Nicholas II of Russia, the last Russian Emperor, killed during the Russian Civil War with all his family; recently the whole family were beatified as new-martyrs
  • Nicholas of Japan, introduced the Eastern Orthodox Church to Japan
  • Nikita Stylites, 12th century hermit and healer who bound himself in chains and enclosed himself within a pillar, thus the title 'stylites'
  • Nikon the Dry, 11th century monk from the Kiev Pechersk Lavra, captured and enslaved by nomads and released by miracle
  • Nil Sorsky, leader of Non-possessors movement

O

  • Olga of Kiev, the first woman ruler of Rus' (regent), the first Christian among the Russian rulers

P

  • Pavel Florensky, theologian, philosopher, mathematician, electrical engineer, inventor and new-martyr
  • Pavel of Taganrog, 19th century pilgrime and wonderworker
  • Peter and Fevronia, saint married couple, an ideal of the family love and fidelity
  • Peter Mogila, 17th century Metropolitan of Kiev, theologician, educator and printer
  • Peter the Aleut, 19th century martyr in Russian America, allegedly a baptized native of the Kodiak Island (one of the Aleutian Islands), killed by Spanish Catholics
  • Procopius of Ustyug, 13th century fool for Christ and miracle worker

R

  • Raphael of Brooklyn, bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church in America and founder of the main cathedral of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America

S

  • Sabbas of Storozhev, founder of Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery
  • Savvatiy, co-founder of the Solovetsky Monastery
  • Sergius of Radonezh
  • Seraphim of Sarov, mystic and patron saint of Russia, the greatest of the 19th century startsy
  • Serapion of Novgorod, Archbishop of Novgorod in the 16th century, known for his conflict with Joseph Volotsky
  • Sergius of Radonezh, patron saint of Russia, spiritual and monastic reformer, founder of the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius, blessed Dmitry Donskoy for the Battle of Kulikovo
  • Sergius of Valaam, brought Christianity to Karelians and Finns, co-founder of the Valaam Monastery
  • Silouan the Athonite, “the most authentic monk of the twentieth century”
  • Sofia of Suzdal, the first wife of Grand Prince of Moscow Vasily III
  • Stephan of Perm, 14th century missionary, credited with the conversion of the Komi Permyaks to Christianity and the invention of Old Permic script
  • Sylvester of the River Obnora, 15th century hermit who lived on the banks of the Obnora River

T

  • Theodore the Black, 13th century Prince of Yaroslavl, Smolensk and Mozhaysk, who ended his life as a monk and deeply repented his alliance with Mongol invaders
  • Theodosius of Kiev, co-founder of the Kiev Pechersk Lavra, the first monastery in Russia
  • Theophan the Recluse, major 19th century theologian who played an important role in translating the Philokalia from Church Slavonic into Russian
  • Therapont of White Lake, founder of Ferapontov Monastery
  • Tikhon of Kaluga, founder of the Dormition of the Mother of God Monastery in Kaluga
  • Tikhon of Zadonsk, bishop and spiritual writer, the most important 18th century religious educator in Russia
  • Tryphon of Pechenga, founder of the Pechenga Monastery on the Kola Peninsula

V

  • Varlaam of Chikoy, 19th century missionary in Transbaikal
  • Varvara Yakovleva, nun in the convent of Grand Duchess Elizabeth Fyodorovna, killed by the Bolsheviks along with several Romanov Princes
  • Vasily Kalika, 14th century icon-painter and Archbishop of Novgorod who was elected by the veche and reinvigorated the office
  • Vasily of Pavlovsky Posad, mid-19th century factory worker who turned multiple Old Believers into Russian Orthodoxy
  • Vladimir I of Kiev "the Great", Kievan Prince who turned from pagan to saint and enacted the Christianization of Kievan Rus'
  • Vsevolod of Pskov, medieval Prince and a patron saint of Pskov

X

  • Xenia of Saint Petersburg, fool for Christ, patron saint of St Petersburg who gave all her possessions to the poor and wandered for 45 years around the streets
  • Xenophon of Robika, 13th century monk and hegumen of the Khutyn Monastery

Y

  • Yegor Chekryakovsky, priest and a starets, spiritual heir of Saint Ambrose of Optina
  • Yuri II of Vladimir, Grand Prince of Vladimir during the Mongol invasion of Rus', died in the Battle of the Sit River

Z

  • Zosima of Solovki, one of the founders of the Solovetsky Monastery