St. Alexy Elnatski the Fool-For-Christ and New Martyr Orthodox Icon
St. Alexy turned to foolishness for Christ after leaving a monastery (as a novice) and returning to his parents house. There he worked out his salvation in a small hut that his parents built for him in the back yard. His life was full of events that fortold the future and while many understood his holiness, others treated him with scorn and derision. In 1937 the godless authorites arrested and tortured St. Alexy, attempting to make him "confess" by burning his feet on a hot stove; the holy one later died in prison. The incorrupt relics of St. Alexy were placed in church in the town of Zharki and he was offically glorified in the year 2000. St. Alexy, pray to God for us!