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St Joseph of Volokolamsk

(1439—1515)


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(1439/40–1515),

Russian monastic reformer. After some years of monastic life, he instituted a strict reform and founded the monastery of Volokolamsk, near Moscow. Unlike Nil Sorsky, he welcomed gifts, and he created a large community with a rigorous life of obedience, work, and lengthy liturgical services. Feast day, 9 Sept.

Subjects: Christianity.


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