Oleg, Prince of Bryansk

Orthodox Remembrance Day: 20 September

Antike original russische Ikone aus dem 19. Jahrhundert.


The holy prince Oleg Romanovich of Bryansk (in baptism Leontius) was the grandson of the holy martyr Prince Michael of Chernigov. According to the chronicles, Prince Oleg, together with his father, Prince Roman Mikhailovich of Briansk, took part in a war against Lithuania in 1274.


After 1274 he resigned as prince and became a monk named Basil in the Briansk Monastery of Saints Peter and Paul, built by his generosity. The holy prince died in this monastery as a strict ascetic in 1285 and was buried in the monastery church.

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