The Reason Why Everyone Loves St. John The Russian. — True Orthodox Diocese of Western Europe

St. John the Russian was born approximately in 1690 in Ukraine. Having come of age, he was recruited to the army of Peter the Great and took part in the Russo-Turkish War (1710–1711). During the war, he was captured prisoner and sold to slavery to the head of the Turkish cavalry. The saint refused to adopt Islam and was humiliated and…

The Reason Why Everyone Loves St. John The Russian. — True Orthodox Diocese of Western Europe