87) Sergei Radonezhskii in School

Saint Sergii, as a child (Varfolomei), learning the Word of God. Shown in various poses: First, on the far left, he is shown standing by his teacher. He was not a good student and on the far right, we see him being chastised by his teacher. In the upper left he prays for help and guidance and in the far right he is discoursing.

This illustration comes from Zhitie Sergiia [Life of Sergei], pg 40, originally housed in the Troitskii Monastery, but moved to the Russian State Library, Moscow. Size of original is 12.8 by 11.8 cm.

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