Synaxis of the Venerable Fathers of Optina

Today the Church honors the memory of the holy Elders of Optina Monastery: Saint Leonid (October 11), Saint Macarius (September 7), Saint Moses (June 16), Saint Anthony (August 7), Saint Hilarion (September 18), Saint Ambrose (June 27 and October 10), Saint Anatole the Elder (January 25), Saint Isaac I (August 22), Saint Joseph (May 9), Saint Barsanuphius (April 1), Saint Anatole the Younger (July 30), Saint Nectarius (April 29), Saint Nikon (June 25), and Saint Isaac II (December 26).