St. Tarasius of Glushetsa

Saint Tarasius of Glushetsa was abbot of a monastery built by Saint Stephen of Perm (April 26), and he zealously spread and affirmed the Orthodox Faith among the Zyryani people.

In 1427, under the successor of Saint Stephen, Bishop Gerasimus (January 29), Saint Tarasius voluntarily gave up leading the monastery and went to the Glushetsa monastery under the guidance of Saint Dionysius.

Saint Dionysius, seeing Tarasius’ deep humility, accepted him. The former igumen Tarasius toiled alongside the novices as an equal at the monastery and he led a strict ascetic life. He was buried at the Dionysiev monastery in 1440.