Saint Euphrosyne of Polotsk
- Also known as
Evfrosinia of Polotsk
- 23 May
- Daughter of Prince Svyatoslav of Polotsk.
Granddaughter of Prince Polacak Usiaslau.
Entered the Convent of Holy Wisdom at Polotsk, a house founded by her aunt, at age 12; she was later joined by her sister, two nieces, and a cousin.
Hermit in a cell in the Cathedral of Holy Wisdom.
Book copyist; proceeds from the sale of the books were given to the poor.
Founded a convent at Seltse.
Pilgrim to Constantinople; received by emperor Manuel I and Patriarch Michael III.
Pilgrim to the Holy Lands where she was received by the Crusader King Amaury I.
Especially venerated by Belarussians, Ruthenians, Lithuanians, and Russians.
- 1110 at Polotsk, Belarus as Pradslava
1173 at the monastery of Mar Saba near Jerusalem of natural causes
re-interred in the Monastery of the Caves at Kiev in 1187
relics translated to Polotsk in 1910 at the Saviour-Efrosinia Convent
- 1984 by Pope John Paul II in Belarus
- Additional Information
For All The Saints
Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
Our Sunday Visitor's Encyclopedia of Saints, by Matthew Bunson, Margaret Bunson, and Stephen Bunson
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