Saviour St. Euthymius Monastery (Russian: Спасо-Евфимиев мужской монастырь) is a Russian Orthodox monastery located on the river Kamenka in Suzdal, Russia. The monastery was founded by Boris Konstantinovich (Grand Prince of Suzdal and Nizhnigorod) in 1352. In this year he sought to establish a men's monastery in his city, and he requested the Nizhegorod Caves monastery to send a monk to establish the monastery. The choice of the saintly igumen fell upon St. Euthymius. After the arrival of St. Euthymius in the northern part of the city beyond the Kamenka River, St. John, Bishop of Suzdal, set up a cross on the site of the future monastery cathedral before a tremendous crowd of people. The prince himself began to dig the ground for the foundation, and St. Euthymius made three grave stones for himself, vowing to remain in the new monastery until the very end of his life. So, the monastery was founded, where soon more than three hundred monks gathered under the guidance of the saint. and grew in importance in the 16th and 17th centuries after donations by Vasili III, Ivan IV and the Pozharsky family, a noble dynasty of the region.
Religious - Christianity