Saint Athanasius, “the Iron Staff” and Saint Theodosius of Cherepovets, disciples of Saint Sergius of Radonezh

Saints Athanasius (“the Iron Staff”) and Theodosius of Cherepovets were disciples of Saint Sergius of Radonezh. They settled in the region of Novgorod at the border of Cherepovets where the Rivulet Yagorba flows into the River Sheksna. Here they labored in monastic struggles. They built a church in honor of the Most Holy Trinity, and founded the Cherepovets Resurrection monastery.

The saints died in the year 1388, and were buried in the monastery’s cathedral church. Their memory is also celebrated on September 25.