GERASEV Boldin( Founder of a number of monasteries in the western Russian lands in the first half of HYI.)
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Biography GERASEV Boldin
(Grigory Mikhailov, born. in 1489, Pereslavl-Zaleski - 1 (14). V. 1554, Boldinskiy monastery, near Dorogobuzh)
From 13 years - novice Goritsky Monastery. In 1508 a monk in the Trinity based elder Daniel monastery, laid the foundation of Daniel monastery. Since 1515, Mr.. G.B. prepares itself to "pustynnozhitelstvu". At Smolensk land he appears in 1528, Mr.. and holds a "hut" on the river. Bebra near Vyazma, and then moves to "Boldin mountain" near Dorogobuzh where and lays the Holy Trinity Church with a limit of Sergei Radonezhsky. The temple was consecrated 9 (22) May 1530 r. This date may be considered the beginning of Boldin Holy Trinity Monastery. From 1535 to 1542 he. G.B. engaged in arrangement of John the Baptist Monastery in Vyazma, where the abbot was his pupil Simeon. In subsequent years G.B. substantiates the monastery on the river Zhizdra the Bryansk forests (Kaluga reg.), abbot who became his successor Peter (Stephanie). In 1545, Mr.. G.B. revived existed until 1522, Mr.. small monastery in Sverkovyh Luki, located in more than 30 km from Dorogobuzh down the Dnieper. Died Reverend G.B. the Miracle of 66 goal from life in Boldin monastery and was buried in the Cathedral Holy Trinity church in the aisle of John the Theologian. Cancer Reverend G.B. was a place of worship for believers - lost in the 20-ies. XX. May 14, 1990, Mr.. in Boldino was held the day of saint G.B.
Lit.: The Life of St. Gerasimos, Boldin Miracle. - M., 1893.