He was a contemporary and friend of St John of Rila and St Gabriel of Lesnov. In response to his prayers, God showed him the place where he was to live in asceticism - a wooded area near the river Pchinja. There St Prochorus lived till old age, and there he died. Only the one, all-seeing God can know all the labours and temptations that he endured throughout his asceticism, but one can judge from his relics, from which myrrh flows forth, and the miracles of healing wrought by him to this day, both the greatness of his asceticism and the greatness of God"s grace given to him as a reward for his great labours. St Prochorus entered into rest and went to the heavenly Kingdom in the eleventh century.
Troparion - Tone 1
O dweller of the desert and angel in the body,
you were shown to be a wonderworker, our Godbearing Father Prochorus.
You received heavenly gifts through fasting, vigil, and prayer:
healing the sick and the souls of those drawn to you by faith.
Glory to Him who gave you strength!
Glory to Him who granted you a crown!
Glory to Him who through you grants healing to all!
Kontakion - Tone 4
Boldly revealing a great victory and burning with heavenly love,
you disdained the corruptible king and rejected all earthly pleasures;
taking up your abode on Mount Kozjak,
you ascended from it to the King of kings in heaven.
O Prochorus, ceaselessly intercede for us all!