31 January. Venerable Hieromonk Alexi (Shushania) (†1923)

Saint Alexi (Shushania) was born September 23, 1852, in the village of Noqalaqevi, in the Senaki district of Samegrelo, to a pious Christian couple. His father died in 1868, after giving the sixteen-year-old future hieromonk1 his blessing to care for the family.In the same year that his father died, Alexi journeyed to Jerusalem on a … [Read more…]