Barlaam of Kiev

Barlaam of Kiev[1] (died 1065) was the first abbot of the Kiev Pechersk Lavra, serving together with Anthony of Kiev. He is regarded as a saint of the Russian Orthodox Church, with a feast day of 19 November.

Saint Barlaam of Kyiv Caves

In 1062, Barlaam made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.[2]


  1. ^ Russian: Варлаам Печерский, romanizedVarlaam Pecherskiy, Ukrainian: Варлаам Печерський, romanizedVarlaam Pecherskyi
  2. ^ C. R. Beazley (1900), "The Oldest Monument of Russian Travel", Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, 14, p. 175.