St. Nicephorus of Novgorod, Founder of the Sokolnitzky Monastery

Saint Nikephorus was one of the Alfanov brothers, founders of the Sokolnitsky monastery in 1389. They are commemorated on May 4 and June 17.

Their holy relics were transferred to the Antoniev monastery on May 4, 1775 because of a fire which destroyed the Sokolnitsky monastery