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Blessed George Recluse of Zadonsk

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This took place on Monday, 25 May 1836, at 7:00 A.M., in the 47th year of George's life, seventeen of which he had spent in seculsion.

Translated from: Russian Ascetics of the 19th & 20th Centuries, by E. Poselyanin (St. Petersburg: Tuzov Press, 1910), pp. 362-374.  Translation provided courtesy of Holy Transfiguration Monastery, Brookline Mass.

Published in Orthodox Life 1981, #3
Also republished in Living Orthodoxy magazine