Euphrosynus of Pskov

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Saint Euphrosynus of Pskov (c. 1386 – May 15, 1481) was a Russian monk and founder of a monastic community.

Euphrosynus was born as Eleazar in Videlebe, a village near Pskov. He entered the Snetogorsky monastery in Pskov, where he took the monastic name Euphrosynus. Around 1425 he began living in a hermitage, where he reported religious visions, and began attracting followers. In 1477, he built a church and instituted a monastic rule for the community, setting up his follower Ignatius as hegumenos. He died a few years later, in 1481.


  • Michael Walsh (2007). "Euphrosynus of Pskov". A New Dictionary of Saints. Liturgical Press. p. 188. ISBN 0-8146-3186-X.