Oleg | Prince of Bryansk

● Orthodox Remembrance Day: September 20
The holy prince Oleg Romanovich of Bryansk (in baptism Leontius) was the grandson of the holy
martyr Prince Michael of Chernigov. According to the chronicles, Prince Oleg, together with his
father, Prince Roman Mikhailovich of Briansk, took part in a war against Lithuania in 1274.
After 1274 he resigned as prince and became a monk named Basil in the Briansk Monastery of
Saints Peter and Paul, built by his generosity. The holy prince died in this monastery as a strict
ascetic in 1285 and was buried in the monastery church.