Nicetas of Novgorod

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Saint Nicetas
Nikita of Novgorod.jpg
Bishop of Novgorod
Born Kiev, Kievan Russia
Died 1108
Novgorod, Russia
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Eastern Orthodox Church

31 January (Roman Catholic Church),

31 January (14 February), 30 April (13 May), 14 (27) May (Eastern Orthodox Church)

Bishop Nicetas (Russian: Епископ Никита) was born in Kiev, Kievan Russia, he became a monk in the Monastery of the Caves, but then embraced the life of a hermit. According to custom, Nicetas was much plagued by demonic torments and returned to the monastery. Later in 1095 Nicetas was named to the office of Bishop of Novgorod, he acquired a reputation for performing miracles.[1]

His feast days in the Orthodox Church are on May 14;[2] the day of his repose, January 31;[3] and the day of the Uncovering of his Relics in 1558, on April 30.[4]


  1. ^ St. Nicetas Catholic Online
  2. ^ (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Νικήτας ὁ Ἔγκλειστος. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  3. ^ (in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Νικήτας ἐκ Κιέβου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  4. ^ (in Greek) Ἀνακομιδὴ Τιμίων Λειψάνων Ἁγίου Νικήτα Ἀρχιεπισκόπου Νόβγκοροντ. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.