Saint Paisius Velichkovsky was born in Poltava in Little Russia on December 21, 1722, and was the eleventh of twelve children. His father John was a priest, who named him Peter at his Baptism. This was in honor of St Peter the Metropolitan of Moscow, on whose Feast Peter was born. After his father died, […]
Saint John of Kronstadt (1829-1908) was a married priest who became known as a great man of prayer. He possessed an evangelical fervor, almost unbounded pastoral energy authenticated by his simple and clear faith in God. He was a true shepherd of his flock who labored zealously for their salvation and material care and well-being.