Simon, monk (Symon), b ca 1166, d 22 May 1226. Churchman and literary figure. A monk of the Kyivan Cave Monastery, he became bishop of Vladimir-Suzdal in 1215. His correspondence with the monk Polikarp provided the basis for the redaction of the Kyivan Cave Patericon. He was buried at the Cave Monastery, where he lived as an ascetic before his death. He was later canonized by the Orthodox church.