February 12, 2021

Metropolitan Alexis of Moscow and the Healing the Tatar Queen Taidula from Blindness

In August 1357, Metropolitan Alexis of Moscow was summoned by Jani Beg, the Khan of the Golden Horde, to cure his mother Taidula Khatun of blindness. The Metropolitan's success is held to have prevented a Tatar raid on Moscow, and the Russian Church was freed from all tributes, extortions and violence from the secular authorities.