Venerable Sisoes the Recluse of the Kiev Near Caves

Saint Sisoes (13th century), Arethas (12th century), and Theophilus (12th-13th century) were hermits of the Near Caves in Kiev. They struggled at the Kiev Caves monastery and were buried in the Near Caves.

In the general service for the Fathers of the Kiev Caves, St Sisoes is called “radiant in fasting.”

The general commemoration of all the Fathers of the Near Caves takes place on September 28 and on the second Sunday of Great Lent.