Deposition of the Robe (Rizopolozhensky) Convent (Russian: Ризоположенский монастырь) is located on the river Kamenka in Suzdal, Russia. It was founded in 1207 by a bishop John. In 1238, when vast Tatar-Mongol hordes, destroying everything in their path came to Suzdal, and when the city was completely devastated and burned by them, then only this monastery was spared through prayers St. Euphrosyne. Saint Euphrosyne (Russian: Евфросиния), Princess of Suzdal, was born in the year 1212. In holy Baptism she was given the name Theodoulia and she was the eldest daughter of the holy Martyr Michael, Great-prince of Chernigov. The princess was betrothed to holy Prince Theodore, a brother of St Alexander Nevsky, but he died on the very day of his wedding. The princess withdrew to the Rizopolozhensky Convent, where she was tonsured with the name Euphrosyne, in honor of St Euphrosyne of Alexandria. While still a young nun she fulfilled the monastic rule of life with an amazing zeal, and she remarkably surpassed the other residents of the monastery in her firmness of reason, spiritual insight and extreme abstinence. The Lord Himself visited the ascetic, commanding her to be vigilant and positive in her efforts. St Euphrosyne, to the very end of her life, kept the commandments of the Savior, and overcame countless temptations. After the death of the abbess, St Euphrosyne became Superior of the monastery. The Lord foretold to the holy abbess her father's martyrdom, and also the Mongol-Tatar invasion of Rus.
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