Daumantas of Pskov

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The holy and right-believing '''Dovmont''' (Timothy in Holy [[Baptism]]) is a [[saint]] of the [[Russian Orthodox Church]].
 
The holy and right-believing '''Dovmont''' (Timothy in Holy [[Baptism]]) is a [[saint]] of the [[Russian Orthodox Church]].
Dovmont was born to a pagan noble family in thirteenth century Lithuania. About 1265 he left his country with his family and sought refuge in nearby Pskov. There he was baptized under the name of Timothy. Seeing the bravery and God-given talent of Dovmont, the local people chose him as their prince. For thirty-three years he defended northwestern Russia from pagans, including his fellow Lithuanians, and from the Teutonic Knights.  He was noted for his virtue, love of truth, and mercy to the poor. Dovmont was given to [[prayer]] and [[fasting]]. He reposed in 1299, was interred in Trinity [[Cathedral]] in Pskov, and came to be venerated as a saint.  
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Dovmont was born to a pagan noble family in thirteenth century Lithuania. About 1265 he left his country with his family and sought refuge in nearby Pskov. There he was baptized under the name of Timothy. Seeing the bravery and God-given talent of Dovmont, the local people chose him as their prince. For thirty-three years he defended northwestern Russia from pagans, including his fellow Lithuanians, and from the Teutonic Knights.  He was noted for his virtue, love of truth, and mercy to the poor. Dovmont was given to [[prayer]] and [[fasting]]. He reposed in 1299, was interred in Trinity [[Cathedral]] in [[Pskov]], and came to be venerated as a saint.  
  
 
St. Dovmont is commemorated on [[May 20]].  
 
St. Dovmont is commemorated on [[May 20]].  

Revision as of 18:51, August 26, 2006

The holy and right-believing Dovmont (Timothy in Holy Baptism) is a saint of the Russian Orthodox Church. Dovmont was born to a pagan noble family in thirteenth century Lithuania. About 1265 he left his country with his family and sought refuge in nearby Pskov. There he was baptized under the name of Timothy. Seeing the bravery and God-given talent of Dovmont, the local people chose him as their prince. For thirty-three years he defended northwestern Russia from pagans, including his fellow Lithuanians, and from the Teutonic Knights. He was noted for his virtue, love of truth, and mercy to the poor. Dovmont was given to prayer and fasting. He reposed in 1299, was interred in Trinity Cathedral in Pskov, and came to be venerated as a saint.

St. Dovmont is commemorated on May 20.

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