Abraham of Rostov

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Saint Abraham of Rostov
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Icon of Saint Abraham of Rostov
Born Galich, Russia
Died about 1073 to 1077
Rostov, Russia
Venerated in Eastern Orthodoxy
Feast October 29

Saint Abraham of Rostov was born in the tenth century, to a non-Christian family in Galich, Russia. After a near-death experience and healing, Abraham converted to Christianity and became a monk.

He preached the Gospel in his area, during which time he also destroyed an idol of Veles. Abraham founded the monastery of the Theophany in Rostov, as well two parish churches.


  • Holweck, F. G., A Biographical Dictionary of the Saints. St. Louis, MO: B. Herder Book Co. 1924.

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