Anthony of Novgorod

Anthony of Novgorod (fl. 13th century) was a Russian archbishop and saint.


The Venerable
Archbishop of Novgorod
Born12th century
Novgorod the Great
Novgorod the Great
Venerated inEastern Orthodox Church
FeastOctober 4, February 10 (Synaxis)

Born Dobryna Jadrejkovich to a wealthy family, around 1190 he joined the monastery of Khutyn.[1][2][3] In 1200, he undertook a pilgrimage to Constantinople and wrote an account of his journey in his Pilgrim's Book, which is of interest to historians for its description of the city and its religious monuments.[4] After the archbishop of Novgorod was banished, Anthony temporarily ascended to the role, but returned the see when his predecessor was permitted to return. Anthony again became the archbishop in 1225, then remained in the position until retiring in 1228 for health reasons.[2][3] He died c. 1231–1232 after a disease had rendered him mute.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b Keck, Karen Rae (1998), "Anthony of Novgorod", The Ecole Initiative, archived from the original on 2012-04-07, retrieved 2011-10-21
  2. ^ a b Walsh, Michael (2007), A New Dictionary of Saints: East and West, Liturgical Press, p. 54, ISBN 0-8146-3186-X
  3. ^ a b c Majeska, George P. (2016), "Politics and Hierarchy in the Early Rus' Church: Antonii, a 13th-century Archbishop of Novgorod", Tapestry of Russian Christianity: Studies in History and Culture., retrieved 2019-02-01
  4. ^ Geary, Patrick J. (1994), Living with the dead in the Middle Ages, Reference, Information and Interdisciplinary Subjects Series, Cornell University Press, p. 223, ISBN 0-8014-8098-1