Sunday, August 18, 2019

Saint John of Vilna – Saint of the Day – April 14

St. John of Vilna Biography

St. John of Vilna Profile. Born: unknown in Lithuania, Europe. Worked in Lithuania. Died: 1342 in Vilna, Lithuania. Feast Day is celebrated on April 14.
The Memorial of St. John of Vilna – Saint of the Day

St. John of Vilna Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth unknown
Country of Birth Lithuania of Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Priests
Profession Priest missionary
Place of Work Lithuania
Date of Death 1342
Place of Death Vilna, Lithuania
Feast Day April 14
Beatification Beatified by N/A
Canonization Canonized by Patriarch Alexius of Kiow
Patron Saint of  
Saint John of Vilna
Saint John of Vilna

Saint’s Biography

Saint John was an official of the Vilnius court to the great lighthouse Algirdas of Lithuania (1345-77). He was secretly baptized and named John. Saint John refused when the Great Prince would force him to eat meat on an abstinence day and for this, he was subjected to torture. In prison together with his brothers preached and the prison was transformed into a Christian school. The frightened pagan priests demanded that the brothers be executed, but they did not fear death.

Milhey Death

He was crucified on a tree on December 13, 1342, at Vilna, Lithuania and initially buried in Holy Trinity Russian-Greek Church at Vilna.