Antony of Siya
Antony of Siya (Russian: Антоний Сийский) (1479–1556) was a Russian Orthodox monk who was made a saint after his death. He founded the Antonievo-Siysky Monastery on the River Siya in modern Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia.
Antony was born a peasant. He married while a young man and was a normal peasant until after the death of his wife. He then entered the monastery at Kargopol. He did not stay there long and afterward became a wandering monk along the shores of the Arctic Ocean.
Vasily's grandson Ivan wrote a biography on Antony.
- "Antonii Siiskii" in Wieczynski, Joseph L., ed., The Modern Encyclopedia of Russian and Soviet History (Gulf Breeze, Florida: Academic International Press, 1976) Vol. 2, p. 46