Псков, Мирожский монастырь | Pskov, the Mirozhsky monastery
Fr. Nilus Lerro sermon Sunday before Nativity Matt 1.1-25
Nifont was Archbishop of Novgorod from 1130 to 1156, the first prelate of Novgorod the Great to hold that title, though it appears the title was held personally and did not extend to the office until 1165. During his tenure, the prince of Novgorod was first dismissed and "shown the road," beginning Novgorod's period of independence in 1136 which was to last until 1478.