St Macarius, Abbot of Glushetsa

Saint Macarius, Abbot of Glushetsa (in the world Matthew), was born in Rostov. As a twelve-year-old boy he was given to St Dionysius to be raised. Growing up under the guidance of the great Elder, the saint was distinguished by a rare purity of soul. St Macarius, already a hieromonk, was chosen by the brethren as igumen of the monastery after the death of St Amphilochius. St Macarius fell asleep in the Lord on May 13 (not earlier than 1462).