St. John the Russian (Russian: Иоанн Русский) (1690 - May 27 (N.S. June 9), 1730) is one of the most renowned saints in the Greek Orthodox Church. Being a prisoner of war and a slave to a Turkish Agha, he became famous and respected even by his Muslim master for his humility, steadiness in faith and benevolence.
Elder Paisios (whose real name was Arsenios Eznepides) was a monk who lived during the 20th century. His fame as a saint among orthodox people has reached far and wide due to his personality and the great number of affirmations of the charisma he possessed (prophet charisma or curative etc.) made by Orthodox and non-Orthodox Christians alike. Metropolitan bishop Ierotheos Vlachos of Nafpactos has proposed that the Orthodox Church classify him in its diptych (holy catalogue) as a saint.
St Alexis the Metropolitan of Moscow and Wonderworker of All Russia
(Commemorated on February 12)
Saint Alexis, Metropolitan of Moscow and All Russia the Wonderworker (in the world Eleutherius), was born in the year 1292 (or according to another source, 1304) at Moscow into the family of the noble Theodore Byakont, a descendant of the Chernigov princely line.