The experience of the spiritual life of our brothers in Christ, who achieved knowledge of the purpose and meaning of life, provides examples of the attitude with which we must enter the opening gates of the Holy Lenten days.
According to the recollections of his contemporaries, he lived a life that was beyond modest, meek, and humble; he was considered a fool for Christ during his lifetime—not everyone could endure the rigor of his life and the height of his spiritual feats.
This article talks about the life of Nikolai Ivanovich Egorov, the future Archimandrite Dmitry, who escaped the Solovki camps and entered Valaam Monastery as a novice in the 1930s. Later, he founded several sketes in America, where he reposed in 1992.
In 1517, monk Isaiah brought to Moscow a comprehensive life of Sava, written at the turn of the thirteenth to fourteenth centuries by the monk Theodosius. We have more than eighty Russian copies of this extensive life that have survived, even in Serbian collections.