The second Sunday after Pentecost, the Orthodox Church celebrates the memory of all the saints of a particular region. In America, naturally, we celebrate all the saints who have labored and been glorified in North America. There is quite a number of American saints, and the work they did here is extraordinary.
A few years ago, in preparation for this Sunday, I posted seven articles describing the lives of eight of our saints. Instead of reproducing all of them here, I will simply leave a link to each. You'll notice that four of the saints are connected with Alaska. That's because Orthodox Christianity came to the North American continent through Alaska.
Saint Alexander Hotovitzky
Saint Raphael, bishop of Brooklyn
Saint Tikhon, patriarch of Moscow and all Russia, and Apostle to America
Saint Alexis Toth
Saint Innocent, metropolitan of Moscow, Enlightener of the Aleuts and Apostle to the Americas
Martyrs Juvenaly of Alaska and Peter the Aleut
Saint Herman of Alaska