Saint Sebastian of Sokhota, Pshekhonye, founded a monastery
in honor of the Transfiguration of the Lord, located at the River
Sokhota, 90 versts from the city of Romanov (now Tutaev) in the Yaroslav
district. The monks of the monastery themselves cultivated the soil and
ate through the work of their own hands. The founder of the monastery
taught the ascetics this by his own example and guidance. Saint
Sebastian reposed about the year 1500.
monastery on the River Sokhota was later annexed to the Cherepovets
Ascension monastery, and in 1764 closed down. In the mid-nineteenth
century a stone church was built over the relics of Saint Sebastian. The
saint is also commemorated on February 26.