April 7 – Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow; Albert of Tournai

Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow (1865–1925) (né Vasily) was born in the Pskov (“Pshaw”) district, whereupon his (dead) grandmother appeared to his father in a dream declaring him (Vasily) destined for greatness. (Her prophecies for his brothers weren’t so great but this isn’t their story.) After some time studying and teaching at various seminaries (where he… Continue reading April 7 – Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow; Albert of Tournai