Agapit of Pechersk, the Unmercenary Physician. Interest to this historical personality is growing as the years go by, and his image is accumulating secrets and miracles, tidings about which are spreading all over the globe. Who was he? A doctor? There have been many doctors at all times, including nowadays and the times of Reverend Agapit’s life. A saint? There have been plenty of saints in all parts of the world. A monk? Monks have never been a rarity in our land. At that, a crowd of pilgrims comes exactly to the shrine with Reverend Agapit’s relics, and there are millions of people in that crowd every year. It’s difficult not to notice this. Thus, our desire to get at the heart of the matter is totally logical.
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In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
History preserves numerous puzzles and riddles, as well as countless numbers of lies, hypocrisy, falsifications and attempts to conceal the Truth.
Once upon a time, when peace and harmony reigned between heaven and earth, when falsehood and anger only started poisoning human hearts, a brave young man ventured to seek the Truth which hid itself from people because of avidity and spite emerging in them. The young man believed once he finds the Truth he would bring back peace and concord to humanity. Thus, having travelled all over the world in search of the Truth, on a sage’s advice he finally climbed up a very high mountain and found a stream of crystal pure water where a beggar woman in rags was sitting under a pomegranate. The youngster approached her and asked whether she had seen the Truth anywhere around.
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