September 21 – John Maisuradze; Matthew the Apostle

John Maisuradze (ca. 1882–1957), after helping to rebuild a monastery in his homeland (Georgia), enrolled at the St. John Skete* of the Iveron Monastery of the Athonite* Peninsula in 1903. He was known for his simplicity and obedience, which was either remarkable or not, depending on how lax things were on Athos in those days.… Continue reading September 21 – John Maisuradze; Matthew the Apostle