The Saints of North America are commemorated on the second Sunday after Pentecost.
Also we commemorate the Synaxis of the First Martyrs of the American Land on Dec. 25th.
Glorified by the Church
Persons recognized as saints and officially added to the Church Calendar and liturgikon.
St. Alexander Hotovitzky, Missionary to America, and Hieromartyr under the Bosheviks
St. Alexis of Wilkes-Barre, Confessor and Defender of Orthodoxy in America, leader of ex-Uniates into Orthodoxy
St. Anatole (Kamensky) of Irkutsk, New Hieromartyr and Archbishop of Irkutsk
St. Vasily (Basil) Martysz, hieromartyr in Poland
St. Bogolyub Gakovich of Chisholm, missionary to America, and hieromartyr under the Nazis
St. Brendan the Voyager, first Orthodox saint to set foot in North America, leader of short-lived 6th c. Irish monastic community in Canada
St. Herman of Alaska, Wonderworker of All America, first missionary to Alaska
St. Innocent of Alaska, Metropolitan of Moscow, Enlightener of the Aleuts, Apostle to America, missionary bishop to Alaska
St. Yakov (Jacob) Netsvetov, Enlightener and Baptizer of the Native Peoples of Alaska
St. John Kochurov, Missionary to America and First Hieromartyr under the Bolshevik Yoke
St. John (Maximovitch) the Wonderworker, Archbishop of Shanghai and San Francisco
St. Juvenaly of Alaska, Missionary to Alaska and hieromartyr
St. Mardarije (Uskokovic), Serbian Bishop of America and Canada
St. Matej Stiyachic of Chisholm, missionary to America, and hieromartyr under the Nazis
St. Nikolai (Velimirovich), Bishop of Zhicha, rector of St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in Wilkes Barre, PA.
St. Peter the Aleut, New Martyr of America
St. Raphael (Hawaweeny), bishop of Brooklyn under Moscow Patriarchate
St. Sebastian (Dabovich), Archimandrite, “Serbian Apostle to America”
St. Seraphim (Samoylovich) of Uglich, missionary in Alaska and hieromartyr under the Soviets
St. Teofan Beatovich of Chisholm, missionary in Minnesota, hieromonk and martyr under the Communists
Patriarch St. Tikhon (Belavin) of Moscow, Enlightener of North America, hieromartyr under the Bolsheviks in Russia
St. Varnava (Barnabas Nastić), the New Confessor, born in Gary, Indiana
Persons not officially glorified (yet) by the Church
Met. Philaret (Voznesensky) of New York
Abp. Arseny (Chagovtsov) of Winnipeg
Bp. Gerasimos (Papadopoulos) of Abydos
Hieromonk Seraphim (Rose) of Platina
Blessed Dimitry (Egoroff) of Santa Rosa
Archbishop Dmitri (Royster) of Dallas
Fr. Jacob Korchinsky, Missionary and Martyr
Bishop Innocent (Gula) of Anchorage
Archimandrite Roman (Braga) of Holy Dormition Monastery
Matushka Olga Michael of Kwethluk
Ivan Smirennikov, the Aleut elder
Abp. Joasaph (Skorodumoff), Enlightener of Canada
Schemamonk Sergius (Yanovsky), disciple of St. Herman of Alaska
Archimandrite Gerasim (Schmaltz) of Spruce Island in Alaska
Bp. Ioasaph (Bolotov), Enlightener of Alaska
Bp. Constantine (Essensky) of Richmond
Father Nicola Yanney, Apostle of the Plains
Fr. John Karastamatis of Santa Cruz
Elder Ephraim (Moraitis) of Arizona
Hymns for the Feast of All Saints of North America
Troparion (Tone 8)
We offer unto Thee, our Father in heaven,
the first fruits of sanctity sown in this new land
and all Thy saints, known and unknown, who have shown forth in America.
Fill our hearts with heavenly joy.
Grant peace to our land and to Thy holy Church,
And sanctify all those who worship Thee.
Through the Theotokos and of all Thy saints, O most merciful One.
Kontakion – (Tone 3)
Today the choir of Saints who were pleasing to God in the lands of North America
Now stands before us in the Church and invisibly prays to God for us.
With them the angels glorify Him,
And all the saints of the Church of Christ keep festival with them;
And together they all pray for us to the Pre-Eternal God.