Our father among the [[saint]]s '''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]].
==Life== St. Sophronius was originally named "Stephen , " and was born in 1704. He was [[ tonsure]] d 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.
Source== *[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?FSID=100944 St Sophronius the Bishop of Irkutsk] ([[ OCA]] )
*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?SID=4&ID=1&FSID=101857 Translation of the relics of St Sophronius the Bishop of Irkutsk] (OCA)
*[http://www.holytrinityorthodox.com/calendar/los/March/30-04.htm Sainted Sophronii, Bishop of Irkutsk and WonderWorker of all Siberia]
*[http://www.stjohndc.org/Russian/saints/e_0306_Sophrony.htm St. Sophronius the Wonderworker, Bishop of Irkutsk and all Siberia]