Sophronius of Irkutsk

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Our father among the saints Sophronius of Irkutsk, the Wonderworker of all Siberia, is a Russian saint from 19th century. His feast day is celebrated on March 30, and the translation of his relics is commemorated on June 30.


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Life

St. Sophronius was originally named "Stephen," and was born in 1704. He was tonsured in 1730 with the name "Sophronius."

In 1753, he became Bishop of Irkutsk and Nerchinsk. During his service to the Church, he supported monasticism and education.

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