November 26 – Innocent of Irkutsk; Leonard of Port Maurice

Innocent of Irkutsk, Apostle to Siberia (1680–1731), was baptized John (why not say “Ivan”?) in Chernihiv (Chernigov), and attended the Kiev (Kyiv) Theological Seminary. Monkified as Innokenty, he served in various offices at the Moscow Slavonic-Greek-Latin-Cherokee-Klingon Academy (later renamed the Moscow Theological Academy (for transparent reasons)) and the Alexander Nevsky Lavra in St. Petersburg. He… Continue reading November 26 – Innocent of Irkutsk; Leonard of Port Maurice