Venerable Hilarion the Schemamonk of the Kiev Caves

Saint Hilarion, Schemamonk of Kiev Caves, a strict ascetic, was a disciple and co-ascetic with St Theodosius (May 3). Imitating the example of his teacher, St Hilarion prayed to God with tears day and night, while observing a strict fast. His contemporaries knew him as a chronicler, who toiled over the copying of books in the cell of St Theodosius. During this time his teacher chanted Psalms and spun wool. St Hilarion lived an ascetic life during the eleventh century. His memory is also celebrated on August 28 and on the second Sunday of Great Lent.