Saint Blessed Xenia Chapel


Xenia was buried in Smolenskoe cemetery

Xenia of St. Petersburg (lay name Xenia Grigorievna Petrova)  became famous for her pious life and ascetics. According to her contemporaries, she had a gift of prophecy: she predicted the death of Empress Elizaveta Petrovna and the murder of Emperor Ivan VI Antonovich. She was especially respected in families of merchants, bourgeoisie, people of craft and trade. Xenia was buried in Smolenskoe Orthodox Cemetery.

There is a stone chapel above her tombstone, which became a place of pilgrimage (in 1940-46 and in 1960-87), it was closed off at the end of the 1980s. In 2001-02 the chapel was restored to its original form. Her memory is celebrated on 24 January.


Petersburg patron saints

This route will get you acquainted with patron saints of St.Petersburg – Alexander Nevsky, Xenia the Blessed, John of Kronshradt

4 h
  • Address: St. Petersburg, Kamskaya ul., 24
  • Phone Number: +7(812) 321-14-83
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    Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00
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