Saint Iakovos would often visit the Church of Saint John the Russian in Evia, to Pray and venerate his Holy Relics. The two Saints had a beautiful Spiritual closeness and relationship.

Saint Iakovos said: “Once, I saw the Saint alive inside of his Reliquary. I asked him: “My Saint, how did you live in Asia Minor, what Virtues and Blessings did you have?” The Saint replied: “I slept in the cave in which was the stable and covered myself with straw to take cover in the winter so I wouldn’t freeze. I had humility and faith.” Not long after, Saint John said to Saint Iakovos: “Wait, Father Iakovos, because now two people have come to Pray for a sick child. Wait until I go help him.” Immediately the Reliquary appeared empty, because the Saint left. In a short while, he returned, though I didn’t see how he did, but I saw him inside his Reliquary like a [living] man!”


Read some more moments shared between Saint Iakovos and Saint John the Russian.