- St. Nektarios of Aegina the Wonderworker
- St. Nicholas the Wonderworker
- St. Silouan of Mount Athos
- Martyr-Saint Maria Skobtsova of Paris & Ravensbruck
- Venerable New-Martyr Grand Duchess Elizabeth (Feodorovna)
- The Place of Saints in the Spiritual Life, by St Justin Popovich
NEW FOR 2024! Matushka of Alaska Resource Page
Joyous News! - On November 10, 2023, the Orthodox Church in America issued an official proclamation announcing the glorification of Matushka Olga of Alaska. She is now numbered among the saints whose names are on the ecclesiastical calendar! Her feast day is November 10, and she is also commemorated on the Second Sunday After Pentecost when the OCA celebrates All the Saints of North America.
Explore our new Special Resource Page for Matushka Olga, with more info, icons, and video, and which we hope to greatly expand over the coming year.
This extensive collection of resources on our beloved St Herman gathers excerpts of his spirituality and teachings, articles, suggested books, icons, video, audio, Alaskan pilgrimage information and much, much more. Launched in 2010, in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the glorification of St Herman, our St Herman Page has been updated several times since, most recently with a broad selection of new icons of St Herman in 2018, and, for 2020, a new index of excellent articles on our beloved "North Star of Christ's Holy Church!"
Featuring his Life, articles and sermons by and about St John, suggested books, video, plus a first-hand account of the revesting of his relics in 2011, this is an extensive collection of resources on this much-loved saint, who has had an enormous impact on Orthodoxy in America, Western Europe, and globally.
SPECIAL HYMNS FOR THE SAINTS OF NORTH AMERICA
Here are two of the special hymns for the Sunday of All Saints of North America, sung during 'Lord I Call' at Great Vespers on Saturday evening, which express the fervent love and devotion the faithful have for these righteous ones, known and unknown, who planted and nurthered Orthodoxy in our land. Some of us in the choir cannot sing these verses without getting choked up, so great is the love stirred up by this remembrance.
Explore all the special hymns through these liturgical texts for the feast (oca.org).
Final Stikheron on 'Lord I Call' (Tone 6), Great Vespers for All Saints of North America
Rejoice, O mountains of Pennsylvania;
leap for joy, O waters of the Great Lakes;
rise up, O fertile plains of Canada;
for the elect of Christ who dwelt in you are glorified,
men and women who left their homes for a new land!
With faith, hope, and patience as their armor,
they courageously fought the good fight.
Comforted by the beauty of the Orthodox Faith,
they labored in mines and mills, they tilled the land,
they braved the challenges of the great cities,
enduring many hardships and sufferings.
Never failing to worship God in spirit and truth
and unyielding in devotion to His most pure Mother,
they erected many temples to His glory.
Come, O assembly of the Orthodox,
and with love let us praise the holy men, women, and children,
those known to us and those known only to God,
and let us cry out to them:// “Rejoice, all Saints of North America and pray to God for us!”
At 'Glory' for 'Lord I Call' (Tone 5), Great Vespers for All Saints of North America
Rejoice, O continent of North America, illumined by the holy Gospel!
Rejoice, every province, state, city, and town,
which raised up citizens of the heavenly Kingdom!
Rejoice, our venerable Father Herman, first saint of our land!
Rejoice O Martyrs Juvenaly and Peter,
for your blood has watered the seed of faith planted in Alaska!
Rejoice, O holy Hierarchs: Innocent, Tikhon, Nicholas, Raphael, and John!
Rejoice, O holy Fathers Alexis, John, and all you righteous priests!
Rejoice, all Saints of North America,
for your light has shone forth to the ends of the earth!//
We beseech you to pray to Christ our God that our souls may be saved!
This special section presents major resources on Orthodoxy in North America...
- NEW FOR 2022! This expanded list from All Saints of North America Orthodox Church in Youngtown, Arizona presents 22 glorified saints in North America, and another 20 righteous ones not yet glorified by the Church. Links are provided for further info on nearly all those listed. There is some overlap with the other lists and articles provided below, but this is thought to be the most current and complete compilation of North American saints and righteous ones yet assembled.
- All Saints of North America Resource Page (asna.ca) - An outstanding library of links from All Saints of North America Orthodox Church (OCA) in Hamilton, Ontario, featuring all the OCA resources below (lives, icons, troparia), plus many additional articles about and by these holy saints and righteous ones.
- Synaxis of the Saints of North America (oca.org) - An brief but excellent survey of many of the Saints who have shown forth in North America.
- Orthodox Christians in North America, 1794-1994 (oca.org) - This now classic narrative history, written for the Bicentennial of Orthodoxy in North America by Mark Stokoe and Fr. Leonid Kishkovsky, traces the spread of Orthodoxy from the humble monastic missionaries (including St Herman of Alaska and the Monk-Martyr Juvenaly) of 1794 to the immigrant faithful from the traditional Orthodox lands, up through the twentieth century. Online version features easy to navigate table of contents with chapter links.
- Orthodoxy in America (orthodoxinfo.com) - This unique offering features nearly two dozen articles by revered Orthodox writers such as St. Nikolai Velimirovich, Fr. Alexander Schmemann, Fr. Sebastian Dabovich, Archbishop Chrysostomos of Etna CA, Hieromonk Seraphim Rose and others. The common thread is how best to rise to the challenge of living an authentic Orthodox Way of Life in our contemporary American culture and society.
- Homily for the Sunday of All Saints of North America 2010, by Hieroschemamonk Ambrose (formerly Fr Alexey Young) - in PDF format - A stirring call to strive for sanctity, for sainthood, to honor the North American Saints by following Christ.