Venerable Onesimus the Recluse of the Kiev Caves

The Monk Onuphrius the Silent of the Caves was an ascetic in the Near Caves of St Anthony in the twelfth century. He is also commemorated on October 4, and again on September 28 (Synaxis of the Fathers of the Near Caves).

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The Monk Onesimus of the Caves (XII-XIII), lived in asceticism at the Kiev Caves Lavra, and became a hermit at the Near Caves of St Anthony. The saint’s holy relics were buried at the place of his ascetic labors.