Monday, September 24, 2007

Synaxis of All Saints of Alaska

Commemorated on September 24

On the anniversary of the arrival of the Russian missionaries in Alaska (1794), we remember the New Martyrs St Peter the Aleut, Protomartyr of America, and St Juvenal.

Troparion - Tone 4
Today Alaska rejoices and America celebrates,For the new world has been sanctified by martyrdomKodiak echoes with songs of thanksgiving,Iliamna and Kenai observe the festival of faith.The Apostle and martyr Juvenaly is glorified,And Peter the Aleut is exalted by his voluntary sacrifice,In their devotion and love for the LordThey willingly endured persecution and death for the Truth,Now in the Kingdom of Heaven they intercede for our souls!

Kontakion - Tone 4
Today Valaam joins AlaskaIn celebrating this joyous feast,As her spiritual son JuvenalyEmbraces the new martyr Peter with love.Together they suffered for the Lord in AmericaAnd united the old world with the new by their voluntary sacrifice.Now forever they stand before the King of glory and intercede for our souls.



Anonymous said...

Hello, I am looking for a large print of All the Saints of Alaska icon you have posted here. Please post a message here if you know where I can purchase one. Thanks!

Sophocles said...


I do apologize, I do not know where to send you to find this icon.