The Righteous Lads James (Iakov) and John of Meniuzsk were brothers by birth – children of the pious couple Isidor and Barbara. James at three years of age, and John at five years of age – were killed by miscreants. Between the years 1682-1689 their relics were found undecayed and placed in a reliquary at the Trinity church in Meniuzh village – Novgorod diocese, at the locale of the former Trinity monastery there.