Procopius of Ustyug
|Saint Procopius of Ustyug|
|Died||July 8, 1303
|Canonized||17th century by Russian Orthodox Church|
Procopius of Ustyug (Russian: Прокопий Устюжский or Святой Прокопий Любекский, German: Prokopius von Ustjug und Lübeck; ? — July 8, 1303 in Veliky Ustyug) was a fool for Christ (yurodivy), a miracle worker, saint of Russian Orthodox Church, formerly a merchant from Lübeck. He was born in Germany, a Roman Catholic merchant who converted to Eastern Orthodox Christianity during his travels.
Though he is sometimes identified as one Jacob Potharst, son of a Lübeck merchant, Procopius' worldly name, surname, date and place of birth are not reliably determined . In 1818 the universal celebration of the saint was established.
- "Commemorated on July 8". Orthodox Church in America. Retrieved 20 July 2010.
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