Venerable Silvanus the Schemamonk, of the Kiev Far Caves

The Holy Schemamonk Silvanus of the Kiev Caves labored in asceticism in the Far Caves during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. One time, by the power of his prayer, he held fast to the spot robbers, who had come into the monastery garden, and for three days they were not able to move. When they repented, the monk then freed them. The memory of St Silvanus is celebrated also on August 28, and on the second Sunday of Great Lent.