February 3 – Nicholas of Japan; Blaise of Sebaste

Nicholas of Japan, Equal to the Apostles (1836–1912), (aka the Enlightener of Japan), whilst in seminary saw a poster from the Russian consulate in Hakodate, Japan, asking for a priest (“See the world!”), and volunteered. Before you could say Иван Дмитриевич Касаткин, he was Hieromonk Nicholas and headed for Japan. En route he enjoyed meeting… Continue reading February 3 – Nicholas of Japan; Blaise of Sebaste