Roman, Monk, Soldier, Martyr -- October 2 1994

Roman, an Othodox Monk, was part of a mission sent to reopen Valaam Russian Orthodox Monastery, in Valaam, Russia. He was known for his devout prayer life as a monk. In response to the killing of Orthodox Serbians, by Bosnian Moselms and Catholic Croatians, Roman entered the fight to defend these people. He was killed October 2, 1994. The Russian Orthodox Church has named him a martyred saint.

Source: Excerpts from Valaam Patericon -Book of Days- Valaam Society of America, New Valaam Monastery, Alaska 1999. p. 103.