Tolstoy? I thought maybe MikeWJ had just come back from the dentist and was trying to say Toy Story. That prompt I could have handled. You know Buzz and Woody? Yeah.
So Tolstoy, you can call him Leo, was this Russian writer best known for the epic novel War and Peace. I hear it's pretty good. A little on the long side but interesting nevertheless.
Among other things, Leo had a great beard.
But few people know how religious the man was. He was a devoted Christian and his religious leanings influenced such figures as Mahatma Gandhi.
Where am I going with all this?
To the Blessed St. Xenia of Petersburg Cathedral in West-end Ottawa, a Russian Orthodox Church.
Leo was Russian. This church is Russian.
And rumour has it the parish priest at St. Xenia has a great beard.
Don't you love it when things come together?
See what kind of tall story my friends in this challenge are telling over at Ziva's place.