Thursday, December 1, 2011

Relics transportation of Euphrosyne of Polatsk, Belarus

100th anniversary of relics transportation of Euphrosyne of Polatsk (2010).

Euphrosyne of Polatsk (1110–1173) was the granddaughter of a prince of Polotsk, Vseslav. She refused all proposals of marriage and, without her parents' knowledge, ran away to the convent and became a nun.

Later she founded her own convent. She spent her time copying books, and the money she thus earned she distributed amongst the poor. She also built the church of The Holy Saviour. It is considered to be the most precious monument of early Belarusian architecture.



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