Saint Martin of Turov served as a cook under the Turov
bishops Simeon, Ignatius, Joachim (1144-1146), and George. This last
hierarch made St. Martin retire because of his age. But the old man did
not want to leave the monastery (the bishops lived at the monastery of
Sts Boris and Gleb), and so he accepted monasticism.
In his former work he had often overexerted himself and therefore often fell ill.
time St. Martin lay motionless and in moaning with sickness. He
fervently called on Sts Boris and Gleb for help, and on the third day
the saints appeared to him, gave him a sip of water, and healed him of
his illness. After this miraculous healing, St. Martin survived for