Blessed Elder Nilus
of the St. Nilus of Sora Hermitage
(1801 - 1870)
by Abbot Herman
The author of the "Prayers to the Most Holy Theotokos for Every Day of the Week" was a great spirit-bearing elder of the Russian Church during the nineteenth century and occupied an important place in the flood of the spiritual renaissance initiated by the holy Elder Paisius Velichkovsky, whose disciples attained, one might say, to the most abundant flowering of sanctity known to Russia.
The Blessed Elder Nilus
Commemorated July 19
Translated from the Russian by Timothy Fisher.