Bassion, according to the testimony of one of his contemporaries, many feuded Joseph and wanted to destroy his monastery. Vassian like this as a result of an ancient struggle, as a result of the opposite opinion; other motives would destroy Joseph's Convent feudal prince Fedor Borisovich of Volokolamsk. But Joseph let him tell us about the harassment that his monastery suffered from specific prince: 'Prince Fyodor Borisovich all intercedes: that God will send us that faith does not give; otherwise freely requested, the other in half-takes; if it does not hear, he wants to beat the whip Tchernetsov and swears at me. And we were afraid of him, gave him all that pious people gave the monastery, - horses, armor, clothes; but he wanted more money, and began to send them, we sent him sixty rubles; sent to ask for more, they sent another forty rubles, and the money for ten years after him; we heads to be sent to ask for them back, and he was our emissary, the monk Gerasimos Black, wanted to whip whip but money is not given. Everything that will be sent to the charity or a mention on the dead all wanted him to have; sent by Prince Semen Bielski fifty kopecks pennies to mention parents, and Prince Fedor immediately sent us to ask these pennies; we bought a hundred and fifty rubles pearls on the robe and stole, and Prince Fedor sent asking for pearls. To send for a purpose to our monk say, 'Which of them want to go from Joseph to my paternal, those dare to lie down; and who do not want and at the same time with Joseph, of the defense; Paul will beat your head if you do not whip, then I'm not the son of Prince Boris Vasilievich '. And here are some monk fled from the monastery. Seeing that the prince Fedor decided to destroy the monastery, I was about to run out of it and announced the fraternity; But the brothers began to say to me: 'God will collect on your soul, if the church and the monastery of the Most Pure be desolate, because the Monastery Immaculate arranged instead of Prince Fedor; we gave all his goods-Pure yes you in the hope that you will have to lie down to death, and to commemorate the death of; how many forces we have, and we have exhausted works in the monastery; and now, as there is no longer any estate or energy, you want to leave us! You know that we can not live in Prince Fedor, he is in front of you and we want to rob and beat the whip; You know very well how the prince Fedor on Vozmische in Selizharovo and Levkieve monastery left nothing of money in the treasury, and we did not leave; but in those monasteries, monk, tonsure, left the estate to himself and the living; and we, shorn, given all the Blessed yes you '. I was afraid of condemnation from God and did not dare to leave the monastery, to betray him for a spoil. We beat the brow most powerful prince to people, asking him to grant us, not rob; but they said, is free to the sovereign in their monasteries: he wants to bestow wants to rob. Then I beat my forehead sovereign autocrat Orthodox Grand Prince of All Russia, to complain about the monastery most pure, freed from Enforced Prince Fedor; and do not take the sovereign, then go all the hatred, and the monastery zapustet. Sovereign Grand Prince is not just a matter of did, I thought to princes and nobles, and to talk to the Most Reverend Simon, Metropolitan, and with all the hallowed cathedral, the blessing and the advice of their monastery and me, a sinner with his brother took great our state and ordered Prince Fedor nor what stand up. After that, we lived in peace and quiet for two years. " After these two years, the storm has risen again because Prince Fedor did not want to give up the hope of getting their hands on Joseph's Convent again; Three approximate to their people, he figured out that there is no other remedy for this, how to act, through the Archbishop of Novgorod, to the diocese which, according to the old political division, belonged Volokolamskaya region; and here under the inspiration of the Prince Bishop Serapion of Novgorod Fedor sent Joseph otluchitelnuyu letter from the priesthood in the greatest position. This Act made a strong emotion; at the court of Prince Volotsk triumph, they began to say: 'We Got Joseph Convent: our lord is not one covered his Joseph covered his and Moscow'. But in Moscow, we hastened to show that it is difficult to cover up the lot: Serapion of Novgorod was summoned to Moscow, deprived of the diocese and sent to the Trinity Monastery for the fact that no obsylki with the Grand Duke and the Metropolitan excommunicated Joseph, who moved from Volotsk Prince with the consent of the Grand Duke and Metropolitan. The point is impressed, was the subject of rumors; Joseph had many enemies, and he was given to know that many people say to Moscow: it would be better to leave the monastery and Joseph go away than brow beat the Grand Duke; therefore Joseph found it necessary to write a long justificatory message detailing the whole affair; his pupil, Neal setting, also wrote in support of the teacher.