February 12 – Alexis Metropolitan of Moscow and Julian the Hospitaller

Alexis, Metropolitan of Moscow (ca. 1296–1378) (né Elephtherios but it would be charitable not to press that) was a boyar’s boy, became a monk while still in his teens (oddly, nothing is said about running away from home), worked for 20 years for the Metropolitan, and was made bishop of Vladimir. During a time of… Continue reading February 12 – Alexis Metropolitan of Moscow and Julian the Hospitaller