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Saint Barlaam
Born Novgorod, Russia
Died 6 November 1193, Khutyn, Veliky Novgorod, Russia
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church

Eastern Orthodox Church

Feast 6 November (Roman Catholic Church)

Barlaam of Khutyn (Russian: Варлаам Хутынский, also known as Varlaam), was a hermit. Born Alexis Milchalevich to a wealthy family from Novgorod. After the death of his parents, he became a hermit on the Volga. At this time he had gained many followers. So great were their numbers that he founded a monastery, the Khutyn Monastery of Saviour's Transfiguration, and took the name of Barlaam. He died on 6 November 1193, his grave has became a site for pilgrimage[1].

References

  1. St. Barlaam Catholic Online
ru:Варлаам Хутынский

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