St Bogolep, disciple of St Paisius of Uglich

Saint Bogolep was a disciple of St Paisius of Uglich (June 6). In the world St Bogolep was a baker of bread, and then in the monastery he had this as his obedience.

A wonderworking icon of the Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos appeared before him when he went early in the morning for water to the Volga. He saw the icon standing on the riverbank and gleaming with a heavenly light (from whence it came was unknown).

Forgetting about the water, St Bogolep quickly ran back to the monastery and reported everything to St Paisius. Sts Adrian, Vassian, Bogolep and Paisius, in company with all the monastery brethren, carried the icon to the monastery.

St Bogolep was a hieromonk. Before his death he became a schemamonk. His memory is celebrated on August 22, the day commemorating his namesake St Theoprepius (which in Russian translation is “Bogolep,” meaning “God-worthy”).