Sergius of Radonezh
Sergius of Radonezh (Russian Radonezhsky Sergii), hegumenos of the Russian land, the Miracle-Worker of all Russia (born Bartholomew, Varfolomei) (3.05.1314 — 25.09.1392) – is the monk of the Russian Church, the Reverend, the founder of a number of monasteries including the Holy Trinity Monastery near Moscow (now - the Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra). The spiritual gatherer of Russian people - the cultural ideal of Holy Russia and emergence of Russian spiritual culture is connected with him.
“Sergius of Radonezh and Seraphim of Sarov loved Mother of God in such a way that no husband can ever love his wife! And She came to them in their overnight visions. And She was their Salvation in the moment of death! And She was imploring death to save them so much that it retreated…”
Lyudmila Reznik “Group Initiation”