Saint Athanasius of the Caves

19th cerntury icon of Saint Athanasius of the Caves, author unknown; swiped from Wikimedia Commons; click for source imageAlso known as

  • Athanasius of Kiev
  • Athanasius of the Resurrection
  • Afanasij….



Hermit in the caves around Kiev, Ukraine. He was found dead, and his brother monks and hermits prepared to bury him; he suddenly sat back up, returned from the dead. He would not tell the brothers what he had seen, just told them to stay true to their Rule and obey their abbot. Known as a healer and miracle worker.


  • c.1176 of natural causes

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Athanasius of the Caves“. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 March 2016. Web. 29 May 2016. <>