St. Innocent of Alaska was born in 1797 in the village of Anginskoye, Irkutsk Province into family of a Church minister. He was baptized with the name of John. In young age the boy became an orphan, and his uncle took the responsibility on him. Also he taught to John to read and write.
St. Jacob (Netsvetov) was born in Alaska in the beginning of XIX c., but he had Russian roots. He was an Alaskan Creole which means that his father was one of Russian colonists from Irkutsk, but mother was Aleutian. Jacob was educated in Irkutsk and married on 1927. Soon he become ordained priest – first […]
Day of Remembrance of the St. Raphael of Brooklyn celebrates by the Church on 27 February.
The feast day of St. Martyr Peter the Aleut is on 24 September.
The feast day of St. Alexis Tovt is on 7 May.
Hieromonk Juvenaly (secular name is Jacob Govorukhin) was born in 1761 in the family of facility workman in Ekaterinburg. In youth he worked on local factories, just like his father before him. In 1791 Jacob decided to go to Valaam monastery.
St. John of and San Francisco Shanghai (Mikhail Maximovitch is the name of future Archbishop) was born in 1896 to the family of faithful nobles in the village of Adamovka (today this is Donetsk region, Ukraine). St. John of Tobolsk was his forefather on paternal line. From an early age he loved prayer, reading the life […]
Saint Herman of Alaska is considered to be the patron of America. The Day of his Remembrance is on 9 August.