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Anthony of Siya

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Name  Anthony Siya

Anthony of Siya
Died  1556, Kholmogorsky District, Russia

The Life of Saint Anthony of Siya

Antony of Siya (Russian: Антоний Сийский) (1479–1556) was a Russian Orthodox monk who was proclaimed a saint after his death. He founded the Antonievo-Siysky Monastery on the River Siya in modern Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia.

Anthony of Siya St Anthony of Siya mounted icon Orthodox Christian Supply

Antony was born a peasant. He married while a young man and was a normal peasant until after the death of his wife. He then entered the monastery at Kargopol. He did not stay there long and afterward became a wandering monk along the shores of the Arctic Ocean.

In 1520 Antony founded his monastery. He received permission from Vasily III to erect monastic buildings on state land. He also was a vocal advocate of monastic control of peasant villages.

Vasily's grandson Ivan wrote a biography on Antony.


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