St. Anna Vesvolodna


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Commemorated on November 3

The Holy Princess Anna Vsevolodna was the daughter of the Kievan Great Prince Vsevolod Yaroslavich (1078-1093) whose wife was the daughter of the Byzantine Emperor Constantine Monomachos. Anna did not wish to marry, and as a virgin, she took monastic tonsure in 1082 at the Andreiev Yanchinov Monastery built for her at Kiev, but later destroyed under the Tatar invasion.

She journeyed to Constantinople, from where she returned in the company of the newly-consecrated Metropolitan John the Eunuch. She died in the year 1112.

By permission of the Orthodox Church in America (www.oca.org)