Blessed Prokopii, Fool-for-Christ, of Vyatsk
Commemorated on December 21
Blessed Prokopii, Fool-for-Christ, of Vyatsk, was the son of pious peasants. When Prokopii reached age 20, they wanted him to marry, but he secretly went off to the city of Khlyn and took upon himself the feat of foolishness. The fool-for-Christ endured hunger, cold, mocking and insults. The Lord glorified him with the gift of perspicacity. Blessed Prokopii died in his 49th year from birth in the year 1627.
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