St Roman of Kirzhachsk

Saint Roman of Kirzhachsk was a coascetic and student of St Sergius, Igumen of Radonezh (September 25 and July 5). Sts Sergius and Roman built a church in the forests of Vladimir governia at the River Kirzhach in honor of the Annunciation of the Most Holy Theotokos, and established a new monastery (in 1371). Three years later, with the blessing of St Alexis, Metropolitan of Moscow (February 12), St Sergius returned to the Trinity monastery, and St Roman remained to head the newly-created wilderness monastery.

Ordained to the priesthood by St Alexis, the new head of the Annunciation monastery fulfilled the precepts of his spiritual father and teacher, St Sergius with great fervor. A zealous ascetic, a good and demanding instructor, St Roman was an example for all the brethren.

The saint died on July 29, 1392 and was buried in the Annunciation temple. In the manuscripts, St Roman is numbered among the saints and is called a wonderworker.