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
Canonized '
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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