Our Holy Father Laurence of the Kiev Caves
(January 29)



He voluntarily chose the solitary life like the earlier recluses Isaac and Nikita, guarding himself from the diabolic illusion which the other two experienced at the beginning. By great restraint, prayer and meditation, he attained a high level of perfection. He disco-vered from a frightened demon that, of the 118 monks in the Monas-tery of the Caves, there were thirty who had received the gift from God of power over evil spirits. He went to God in the year 1194.



* From "The Prologue from Ochrid", by Bishop Nikolai Velimirovic - Lazarica Press - Birmingham 1985
Four Book Edition - Translated by Mother Maria - Dates based on old church calendar.
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