Venerable Onuphrius the Abbot of Malsk, Pskov

Saint Onuphrius of Mala and Pskov [Izborsk] founded a monastery in honor of the Nativity of the Mother of God at Mala, four versts from Izborsk and 56 versts from Pskov. The saint died on June 12, 1592 and was buried in the Nativity church, in a chapel named for him. The memory of St Onuphrius is also celebrated on the so-called “Malsk Sunday,” the first Sunday after the Peter and Paul Fast.